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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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Torch
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Riley
Scott Sowers ...
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)  »

Also Known As:

Asalto al tren del dinero  »

Box Office

Budget:

$68,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$35,324,232 (USA)
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Originally, the movie was developed by director Tony Scott and writer Doug Richardson. After some time Scott left the project and was replaced by Joseph Ruben, who fired Richardson and had the script rewritten. See more »

Goofs

At the time of the theft/hijacking, all the guards go to the token booth and none of them stays near the train to guard the money already on board, even though the train door is wide open to the platform. If one guard had stayed, Charlie would not have been able to break in unnoticed through the train floor. See more »

Quotes

Grace Santiago: [staggers towards platform women; pretending to be drunk] Hey! Hey! That's my man! Get your hands off my man! Are you bitches crazy?
[pulls her sleeves and clenches her fists as she runs towards them]
Grace Santiago: You wanna get hurt, that's what it is!
Woman on Platform: We're sorry, we didn't know it was your man!
Woman on Platform: We're sorry, Merry Christmas to you!
[they get behind the turnstiles]
Grace Santiago: [tries to attack them] Get the hell outta here! Yeah, you better run!
Woman on Platform: [to her friend as they leave the station] It's your fault! You started it!
Woman on Platform: Me? ...
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Connections

References Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous (1984) See more »

Soundtracks

The Thrill I'm In
Written by Jimmy Jam (as James Harris III) and Terry Lewis
Produced by Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis
Performed by Luther Vandross
Courtesy of Epic Records
By Arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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What's with all the bad reviews?
17 March 2002 | by (Adelaide, Australia) – See all my reviews

Reading the reviews below this seems to be a love-it-or-hate-it kind of film. Regardless of whether you 'get' the story and the rapport between Harrelson and Snipes, you can't overlook that this is a well made film.

I've only seen it twice, once when it first came out on video, and again in the past week. I didn't think it was that remarkable when it first came out, but when I watched it the second time around, I found it highly entertaining and well executed. Granted, it's not the best film ever but I don't think it's deserving of a lot of the bad reviews given here.

As a film it succeeds, and if you've never seen it before, it's worth checking out.


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