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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 more »

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An underground story where lives intertwine

Genres:

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

The Drummer: Hey, how you're doing cats?
The Roller Skater: Son of a bitch, a drummer with no fucking sense of timing.
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Connections

References Beyond the Forest (1949) See more »

Soundtracks

It's Only Mystery
Written by Corine Marienneau, Eric Serra and Louis Bertignac
Performed by Arthur Simms
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An example of Besson's great style...
2 April 2000 | by (Québec) – See all my reviews

Subway is a very original movie. It combines an experimental feel, along with a very entertaining result. The actors give a very good performance. The musical score is excellent, and fits the movie perfectly. The story is simple, yet interesting. It is an excuse to present the characters, which are the most important thing in this movie. But what is good about this movie is that it is an example of Besson's style, a mix of the French style of moviemaking and the American style. For a French viewer, this movie feels American, but for an American viewer it probably feels very French... Strange, but very good. This movie is not Besson's best, but it is excellent.

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