A Florida con man uses the passing of the long time Congressman from his district who he just happens to share a name with, to get elected to his version of paradise, Congress, where the ... See full summary »
A spoof of buddy cop movies where two very different cops are forced to team up on a new reality based T.V. cop show, while tracking down the manufacturer and distributor of an illegal made Semi-automatic firearm.
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
Michael Rappaport who plays Eddie Murphy's former S.W.A.T. team partner McCall, who's been trained to use a sniper rifle which plays out in the finale of the film, also used a sniper rifle at the end of the controversial film, Higher Learning, which was released two years prior to this film. See more »
During the cable car chase, when McCall swerves to avoid the red car that flipped over, a camera is visible on the right side of the road, next to the sidewalk. See more »
You know, there's a saying in Naples: When you think you're fuckin' them, they're fuckin' you.
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Perhaps the biggest problem in Eddie Murphy's career always was, that people expected him to be a fast talking guy whose mouth gets him in and out of trouble. As soon as he tried to escape that formula, viewers were in for a disappointment and found his movies below than average.
If you leave that behind, "Metro" is a solid action movie with a couple of remarkable stunt scenes. It's also very delightful to see that it tries to leave some of the usual "veteran cop gets rookie partner" routine behind and playfully mocks some standard suspense elements: you see a young girl in front of her opened bathroom mirror searching for something. The music swells. She starts to close it and what does the viewer expect? To see the face of the killer when the mirror closes. But nada. Those are really refreshing bits.
Murphy's performance is quite solid, the story is what to expect from an action movie and refreshed, as I said, by the bits above.
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