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Money Train (1995)

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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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Mr. Brown
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Kowalski
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Subway Robber
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Subway Robber
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Frank the Bartender
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Woman on Platform
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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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$60,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$35,324,232 (USA)
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Trivia

Robert Blake claims that his first meeting with producer Jon Peters consisted of Peters wrestling Blake to the ground. At the premiere, Blake said Peters told him he wrestled with Blake to see if Blake would lose his temper. See more »

Goofs

The fight with the arsonist occurs in the tunnel near 5th Avenue station on the N line; the only other trains on this route are R trains. The train that ends the fight appears first as an S train to Times Square (which belongs 17 blocks away, on 42nd Street), then in the next shot it is an N train to Ditmars Blvd (which is right). See more »

Quotes

Donald Patterson: Did I say that? I didn't say that! All I said was... bad things tend to happen around you two. Some money got lost and I think you two can help me find it.
Charlie: How so?
Donald Patterson: You look for it!
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Referenced in Saturday Night Live: David Alan Grier/Silverchair (1995) See more »

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I Love You...I'll Kill You
Written by Michael Cretu (as Curly M.C.) & David Fairstein
Performed by Enigma
Courtesy of Virgin Schallplatten GmbH/Virgin Records America, Inc.
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Well, not really very good, but watchable
18 July 2005 | by (Farmington Hills, MI) – See all my reviews

Not really a very good movie. Much of the plot is unbelievable and implausible.

However, I do find that I enjoy watching this from time to time. I seem to enjoy just about anything with Wesley Snipes. I believe he is very underrated. His easygoing, but dedicated cop in this works for me. He works hard, is smart, and seems to be someone you can rely on. He cares deeply for the "brother" who grew up in his house, but he is frustrated in constantly having to bail him out of trouble.

I suppose Woody Harrelson's character is probably the worst thing about this for me. His character is seriously annoying, and it would be hard to believe him surviving as a police officer, with all his personal problems. It's okay to suspend disbelief, but a movie like this should at least have an air of plausibility.

Robert Blake's subway manager is quite a bit over-the-top, but provides a real antagonism for the buddy/brother cops, and establishes himself as the real villain for the plot.

The plan, and the execution of the robbery, (and Snipes character going along with something like this), REALLY stretches plausibility, but there is an easy camaraderie between the 2 actors, and the action is good.

It ain't all that good, but it isn't unwatchable.


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