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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Scott Sowers ...
Mr. Brown
Subway Robber
Subway Robber
Vincent Patrick ...
Frank the Bartender
Alvaleta Guess ...
David Tawil ...


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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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


$68,000,000 (estimated)

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


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 »


Many instances where a line is shown with the wrong number of tracks, or station platforms are on the wrong side. For example, Wall Street (Lexington Avenue line) has outside platforms, not a center platform; Bowling Green station has no express track that would allow one southbound train to run through while another is at the platform. See more »


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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I Remember That Night
Written by Daz Dillinger (as Dillinger) and Juvenile
Performed by Juster
Courtesy of TVT Records
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That's what we live with!
21 August 2002 | by See all my reviews

Personally speaking, I don't quite know what to make of this picture. I saw it again on late night cable the other night and I was laughing hysterically throughout. Wesley and Woody play two brothers (!) who work as transit cops. Woody's a gambling junkie with a huge debt on his back while Wesley plays the straight man who's getting a little tired of constantly having to bail his brother out. Desperate, Woody plans to hijack the Money Train that rides along to each station, collecting the night's collections. Folks, believe me when I tell you that it actually gets more ridiculous. Add to the mix a pyromaniac token booth bandit, a pre-lobotomy Jennifer Lopez, Robert Blake in a performance so hammy that you can almost smell the bacon coming from your tv, action sequences that are unabashedly ridiculous and you have yourself... Money Train. My favorite moment comes when Robert Blake, after having been informed of the possibility of civilian casualties if the hijacked Money Train continues to speed ahead on the local line, responds with the now-classic line, "That's what we live with." I was laughing so hard that tears were squirting out of my eyes. This movie is utterly ridiculous yet strangely riveting. Wesley Snipes plays his usual cocky, confident self and it seems to me that he won't accept a role these days unless he gets to kick someone in the face. Woody Harrelson looks like he smoked one too many blunts in this one. I actually prefer his character here over Wesley's and that's not saying much. Jennifer Lopez looks damn good but I can't help but think how stupid she is in real life. I really don't know where else to go with this review other than to recommend watching it. You might like it but not because it's quality stuff but because it'll cheer you up, it's so bad. Actual rating ** out of ***** but on the laugh-o-meter I'll give it a full **** out of *****.

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