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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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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
Alvaleta Guess ...
Woman on Platform
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Gambler
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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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Budget:

$60,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$35,324,232 (USA)
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This boasts the distinction of having one of the longest sets ever constructed for a film. At over 3000 feet long, 20 feet high and four railway tracks wide, the set was roughly the same size as two Empire State building lying side by side. The original plan was to film in the real New York subway but the logistics proved too problematic. See more »

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John rides his motorcycle into Times Square station, onto the platform, and then onto the track to ride in front of an advancing train. The signs on the escalator he uses show him heading for the 7 train's platform, but signs for the S train can be glimpsed on the platform, while the train is a 3 train! See more »

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Grace Santiago: [to Charlie] Should we break this up? They're tuggin' at his collar for dear life over there.
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Still Not Over You
Written by Trey Lorenz, Mark C. Rooney and Mark Morales
Produced by Mark C. Rooney and Mark Morales
Performed by Trey Lorenz
Courtesy of Sony 550 Music
By Arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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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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