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Subway (1985)

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Fred is living in the Paris Metro system. He is blackmailing Helena, whose safe he has robbed. Fred has various 'friends' all living in this sureal setting. The Roller is a rollerskating ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Fred (as Christophe Lambert)
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Le Fleuriste
Michel Galabru ...
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Le Roller
Jean Bouise ...
Le Chef de Station
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Batman
Jean-Claude Lecas ...
Robin
Pierre-Ange Le Pogam ...
Jean
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Le Batteur
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Le Bassiste
Arthur Simms ...
Le Chanteur
Michel D'Oz ...
Le Guitariste
Alain Guillard ...
Le Saxophoniste
Jimmy Blanche ...
Le Percussioniste
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Storyline

Fred is living in the Paris Metro system. He is blackmailing Helena, whose safe he has robbed. Fred has various 'friends' all living in this sureal setting. The Roller is a rollerskating bag snatcher and Big Bill is a 'strongman'. The blackmail and Freds relationship with Helena and her heavies make up the bulk of the plot but on the side are Freds attempts to start a band using buskers from the Metro. Written by Matthew Stanfield <mattst@cogs.susx.ac.uk>

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safe | band | blackmail | subway | train | See All (49) »

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An underground story where lives intertwine

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Comedy | Drama | Thriller

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

6 November 1985 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Metro  »

Box Office

Budget:

FRF 17,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

FRF 2,917,562 (France)
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| (edited version) (English dubbed) (edited)

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(Eastmancolor)

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Luc Besson:  is the train operator in the hold up scene. See more »

Quotes

Fred: Oh yeah, there's a picture of you as a kid too. 9 years old, 60 pounds,
[laughs]
Fred: Oh, you were a looker even back then... I'll knock the price down to 10,000 if you let me keep it.
Héléna: Okay.
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Referenced in Complete Idiot (2007) See more »

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Guns and People
Written by Corine Marienneau and Eric Serra
Performed by Arthur Simms
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Besson's early and best
11 September 2003 | by See all my reviews

When I first saw this movie I was magnetized by its unique atmosphere. Luc Besson created amazing out-of-genre movie. "Subway" inherits traditions of european films of the 70-ies and has something new and magnetic at the same time; and it is certainly Besson's most european film. Maybe it is the reason of it's not so high ratings by american critique. Strange, but Lambert's early and best roles in "Subway" and Marco Ferreri's "I love you" are crossed out by his later films. Talking about "Subway", this movie stands in a row of other films of the middle and the end of the 80-ies that were last before the sunset of european cinematograph and the wind of pan-american influence. And although many american movies are real masterpieces, two traditions can't be mixed. This is one of those cult films that create amazing style that can't be repeated. And although I find "Leon", "Nikita" and "5th element" really good movies, they all were commercial projects. And "Subway"... well, who saw it, they will understand. And maybe not. 10 out of 10.


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