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Money Train (1995)

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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Scott Sowers ...
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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David Tawil ...
Gambler
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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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22 November 1995 (USA)  »

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Asalto al tren del dinero  »

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Budget:

$68,000,000 (estimated)

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$35,324,232 (USA)
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Trivia

Two days after the film opened, two men poured petrol over a ticket booth on the Brooklyn subway and set it alight in an incident similar to the one depicted in the film. The booth attendant was burned and later died of his injuries. Consequently New York subway workers called for a boycott of the film and the removal of all the posters from every station. Republican senator Bob Dole quickly came out in support of them. Columbia Pictures refused to bow to their demands. See more »

Goofs

NYC subway trains are electric, and get their power from a 'third rail'. This is an extra rail with a safety cover on the outside of the running rails - a 'pickup shoe' extends from each car and rides along the top of the third rail to supply power to the train. This third rail is notably absent in all shots where the rails are visible, because the real NYC transit cars used on the set were converted to run on propane. See more »

Quotes

John: No, you ain't gonna hit him.
Charlie: Why not?
John: Because I'm gonna hit him!
[smacks a transit cop in the face]
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References Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous (1984) See more »

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Top of the Stairs
Written and Performed by Skee-Lo
Produced by Walter "Kandor" Kahn and Skee-Lo
Courtesy of Sunshine/Scotti Bros. Records
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What a huge waste of time
10 July 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is the kind of movie that makes you regret watching it, but holds on to you with the false promise that something worthwhile is going to happen eventually.

It was advertised as a heist movie. The heist takes place in the last 30 minutes. Prior to that, there is less than 5 minutes of discussion about the heist, and a lot of nothing about no less than four yawn-inducing subplots. The girl, the bad boss, the mob that wants to collect a debt, and the mugger they chase, and chase. With all the time wasted on those tangents there is very nearly nothing in the way of story development for what is supposed to be the main plot.

Granted the main characters need a motive and the mob provides it, but it shouldn't take literally two-thirds of the movie to establish a motive.

The insidious thing about it is that, when you have to wait so long for the plot to start, you have an incentive to sit through the long prelude only to be disappointed by the most ridiculous, and simply lame, heist in memory.

Skip this garbage. It's the product of some Hollywood hacks with no brains at all who don't have the sense to know when to send a script back for a re-write.


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