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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Cast overview, first billed only:
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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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Release Date:

22 November 1995 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Asalto al tren del dinero  »

Box Office


$60,000,000 (estimated)


$35,324,232 (USA)

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2.35 : 1
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While there are scenes that show R30 class subway trains running on the IRT Lexington Avenue Line, this would be physically impossible in reality. Due to NYC's subway having been constructed by competing companies, trains for the lettered lines would not fit on the numbered lines as they are too wide. IRT trains are narrower and shorter than BMT/IND trains. See more »


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 »


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Very Average but still good .
27 February 2006 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Money Train is one of those films that is NOT A MUST SEE , but it is worth a check out if it is on the TV or if you got nothing better to do on your Friday night then its worth a rent . In my opinion I found it a lot more enjoyable then White Men Can't Jump , its sort of like a down graded high speed version of Oceans 11 . The chemistry between Snipes and Harrelson is spot on and it works well for a third time . There is not much of a plot to the film just an average screw your average ass-hole boss movie which I like at this point and time because it reminds me of the relationship I have with my boss not to mention the slight money problems I'm having . Jennifer Lopez just bobs up now and then but in this case her screen presence is welcoming . I don't want to be fussy and pick out several little pieces and analyse them , this film was a simple time killing pop-corn movie that should viewed when you don't feel like watching something heavy or you'd rather check this out rather than Santa's Slay .


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