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Money Train (1995)

R  |   |  Action, Comedy, Crime  |  22 November 1995 (USA)
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A vengeful New York transit cop decides to steal a trainload of subway fares; his foster brother, a fellow cop, tries to protect him.

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Torch
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Riley
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Mr. Brown
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Kowalski
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Subway Robber
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Subway Robber
Vincent Patrick ...
Frank the Bartender
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Woman on Platform
Alvaleta Guess ...
Woman on Platform
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Gambler
David Tawil ...
Gambler
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Storyline

Two foster brothers work as transit cops. While one's life is as good as it gets, the other's is a pit. After losing his job, getting dumped by his brother, and getting the crap kicked out of him by a loan shark for the umpteenth time, He implements his plan to steal the "money train," a train carrying the New York Subway's weekly revenue. But when things go awry, will his brother be able to save him in time? Written by A CIA operative

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Rated R for pervasive strong language, violence and a sex scene | See all certifications »

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22 November 1995 (USA)  »

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Asalto al tren del dinero  »

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Budget:

$60,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$35,324,232 (USA)
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Average & Median Shot Length = ~4.2 seconds. See more »

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That train is running on the leftmost of four tracks. The S is the only line of more than two tracks in Manhattan where trains can run on the left. See more »

Quotes

John: Patterson!
Charlie: came as soon as we could
John: hey, we heard over the scanners. WOO, what a mess. Look, if there's anything we could do to help
Charlie: all you gotta do is ask
Donald Patterson: What are you two bags of shit doing here? You aren't cops no more
John: look man, we here trying to help
Donald Patterson: Hey, sweet pie. How's your cock working now that you ain't got a badge no more?
John: WHAT?
Donald Patterson: Here's what I think of *you fuck-up*
[spits in John's face]
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References Hawaii Five-O (1968) See more »

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Performed by Terry Ellis
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Quality cast make the most of a plot that is beneath them
27 June 2014 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

Action is an interesting film genre. You go in expecting little and are pleasantly surprised if you get more. Films like Face/Off, Die Hard, Speed, Under Siege, while formulaic, were all able to offer the viewer more than they expected going in and so have become beloved classics of the genre. The Money Train tries to be more than a lot of the action films that came out and simply disappeared in the early 90s, but falls a little short. While the film certainly isn't bad, it isn't considered a classic of the genre, and, while not a financial failure, relatively few people saw it and even fewer remember it.

The film reunites the stars of White Men Can't Jump, Woody Harrelson and Wesley Snipes as a pair of law enforcement officers John (Snipes) and Charlie (Harrelson) who basically decide to steal from their boss (Robert Blake) who is a real piece of work. John has a hot girlfriend Grace (a pre Selena Jennifer Lopez) and Charlie has a gambling problem. Sound familiar? There are some funny moments and the dramatic scenes between Snipes and Harrelson are excellent. But aside from these, there really aren't any memorable moments. While the pairing of Snipes and Harrelson isn't tired, it doesn't have the same impact it had on their previous outing. Blake is menacing and odious but his character is not a believable or effective villain. Chris Cooper, who has a smaller role in this as Torch, would have been a better antagonist.

Money Train is OK and a reasonably entertaining way to spend a couple of hours, but it is also a missed opportunity. Snipes, Lopez, Harrelson and Blake try hard, but the finished product is less than the sum of its parts, and that's possibly the most frustrating thing of all.


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