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Metro (1997)

R  |   |  Action, Comedy, Crime  |  17 January 1997 (USA)
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Roper, a hostage negotiator catches a murderous bank robber after a blown heist. The bank robber escapes and immediately goes after the man who put him behind bars. The ending is played out... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Kim Miyori ...
Detective Kimura
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Lt. Sam Baffett
James Carpenter ...
Officer Forbes
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Earl
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Debbie, Earl's Hostage
Dick Bright ...
Bank Manager
David Michael Silverman ...
SWAT Officer Jennings
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Capt. Frank Solis
Frank Somerville ...
Reporter
Malou Nubla ...
Reporter
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Veronica 'Ronnie' Tate
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Repoman
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Storyline

Roper, a hostage negotiator catches a murderous bank robber after a blown heist. The bank robber escapes and immediately goes after the man who put him behind bars. The ending is played out with Roper and his partner McCall attempting to rescue Roper's kidnapped girlfriend. A major element in the plot is the relationship between Roper and his girlfriend. Written by P.Wong <pwong@nt.net>

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San Francisco's top police hostage negotiator is about to get more than he ever bargained for. See more »


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Rated R for strong violence and language | See all certifications »

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17 January 1997 (USA)  »

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El negociador  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$55,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

ITL 341,641,000 (Italy) (11 April 1997)

Gross:

$31,987,563 (USA) (25 April 1997)
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Trivia

Russell, referred to into the rack track scene, is Russell Baze, the most successful jockey in the history of Thoroughbred horse racing, and a member of the United States Racing Hall of Fame. See more »

Goofs

During the trolley car chase scene, one passenger is holding a fake dog. See more »

Quotes

Scott Roper: [Trying to open an impound car, talking about his ex-girlfriend] She's going out with some baseball player called Greg Barnett.
Lt. Sam Baffett: Damn that boy can hit... and throw... and run...
Scott Roper: [pissed off at Sam's comments] Damn... why don't you just get some pom poms and start yelling Greg... Greg... Greg. Fuck him!
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Features Basic Instinct (1992) See more »

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HIGH NOON (DO NOT FORSAKE ME)
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Action Satisfaction
18 August 2000 | by See all my reviews

If you rent this movie thinking it is another Eddie Murphy action-comedy, you better think again!!!! This movie is STRICTLY an action flick. Of course, that's not a complaint, it's just a statement. Murphy still is enjoyable as the hero. He's not playing Axel Foley from the BEVERLY HILLS COP movies, but he sure seems a lot like him. It also steals elements from some of his earlier films. In my opinion, this is a guy movie. The women will probally be bored by the non-stop action and the fact that the only woman in the movie is Eddie Murphy's girlfriend, but action fans will LOVE this movie!!!


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