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Metro (1997)

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A Hostage Negotiator teams up with a Sharpshooter to bring down a dangerous jewel thief.

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Cast

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Detective Kimura
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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 ...
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Malou Nubla ...
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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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Life is a negotiation. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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17 January 1997 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El negociador  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$55,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$18,734,917, 24 January 1997

Gross USA:

$31,987,563, 27 April 1997
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Production Designer William A. Elliott's second of back to back films working on an Eddie Murphy film. The first one was the remake of The Nutty Professor, which had just been released in the Summer of 1996 just as this film was in production by Disney. See more »

Goofs

As the red Thunderbird is hit by the cable car and flips over another car you can see smoke under the center of the car; from the explosion (possible hydraulics?) that caused it to flip as it's going over. See more »

Quotes

Scott Roper: [seeing the old red truck provided by the police department] Aww, c'mon man! Who am I? Red Fox? I can't roll in that shit!
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Referenced in Inside the Actors Studio: Eddie Murphy (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

POOR BUTTERFLY
by John Golden and Raymond Hubbell
Performed by Sonny Rollins
Courtesy of Blue Note Records
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Dopey But Fun Little Movie.
3 July 2001 | by See all my reviews

I was very surprised once I saw this movie. The action was very cool, Eddie was very funny and good. This is the type of movie that a father and his son should see and both enjoy. This is a true guilty pleasure. Even though the movie makes Eddie seem like the only capable character at talking someone out of commiting a crime. But thats what made it fun and goofy! The movie didn't take itself seriously, I like that. See it but don't expect THE GODFATHER just expect a goofy action flick. 8


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