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Release Date:
17 January 1997 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
San Francisco's top police hostage negotiator is about to get more than he ever bargained for. See more »
Plot:
A Hostage Negotiator teams up with a Sharpshooter to bring down a dangerous jewel thief. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
Awards:
1 nomination See more »
User Reviews:
Although It's Nothing Special, Metro is a Solid Action Movie Regardless See more (48 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Eddie Murphy ... Insp. Scott Roper

Kim Miyori ... Detective Kimura

Art Evans ... Lt. Sam Baffett
James Carpenter ... Officer Forbes

Michael Rapaport ... Kevin McCall

Donal Logue ... Earl

Jeni Chua ... Debbie, Earl's Hostage
Dick Bright ... Bank Manager
David Michael Silverman ... SWAT Officer Jennings

Denis Arndt ... Capt. Frank Solis
Frank Somerville ... Reporter
Malou Nubla ... Reporter

Carmen Ejogo ... Veronica 'Ronnie' Tate

Nino Degennaro ... Repoman

Michael Wincott ... Michael Korda
Val Diamond ... Screaming Lady

Charleston Pierce ... Greg Barnett

Paul Ben-Victor ... Clarence Teal
Will Marchetti ... Detective Glass
Trevor Denman ... Racetrack Announcer (voice)
Joe Vincent ... SWAT Captain
Corie Henninger ... Jewelry Salesgirl #1
Nellie Cravens ... Jewelry Customer Dotson
Danny Teal ... John, Jewelry Manager

Karen Kahn ... Jewelry Salesgirl #2

Jeff Mosley ... Cable Car Brakeman

Ralph Peduto ... Bail Bondsman Hawkins
James Cunningham ... Postrio Waiter
C.W. Morgan ... Jail Laundry Room Guard
Nick Scoggin ... Property Room Sergeant Frank
Ia Villatuya ... Tahitian Waitress (as Marie Villatuya)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Richard Conti ... Internal Affairs (uncredited)

Brian Danker ... S.F.P.D. Officer (uncredited)
Bob Dini ... Tourist (uncredited)
Mário Lara ... Gambler (uncredited)
Terriel Lara ... Gambler (uncredited)

Theodore Carl Soderberg ... Detective (uncredited)
Johnpaul Williams ... Ticket Booth Agent (uncredited)

Directed by
Thomas Carter 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Randy Feldman (written by)

Produced by
Roger Birnbaum .... producer
Riley Kathryn Ellis .... executive producer
Randy Feldman .... co-producer
Mark Lipsky .... executive producer
Ray Murphy Jr. .... co-producer
George W. Perkins .... co-producer
Michael Waxman .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Steve Porcaro 
 
Cinematography by
Fred Murphy (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Peter E. Berger 
 
Casting by
Ellen Chenoweth 
 
Production Design by
William A. Elliott  (as William Elliott)
 
Art Direction by
Greg Papalia (supervising art director)
 
Set Decoration by
Jerie Kelter 
Reed Maidenberg 
Darren Jon Taylor (uncredited)
 
Costume Design by
Ha Nguyen 
 
Makeup Department
Gracie Atherton .... makeup artist: cable car stunt unit
Donna Dunlop .... hair stylist
John E. Jackson .... prosthetic makeup artist
Pauletta O. Lewis .... key hair stylist (as Pauletta Lewis)
Matthew W. Mungle .... prosthetic makeup artist
Wynona Price .... key makeup artist (as Wynona Y. Price)
Leland Sharp .... hair stylist: Mr. Murphy
Jenny-King Turko .... makeup artist (as Jennie-King Turko)
Toy Van Lierop .... makeup artist: Mr. Murphy (as Toy Russell Van-Lierop)
 
Production Management
Nancy Giebink .... unit production manager (as Nancy B. Giebink)
Jack L. Murray .... production supervisor: cable car stunt unit
Pat Rand .... post-production manager: Caravan Pictures
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Albert Cho .... first assistant director: cable car stunt unit
Joan Cunningham .... second assistant director: cable car stunt unit
Christina Fong .... second second assistant director: cable car stunt unit
Mickey Gilbert .... second unit director
Julie Herrin .... second assistant director
Jonathan McGarry .... second second assistant director (as Jonathan S. McGarry)
Michael Waxman .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Emilio R. Aramendia .... set dresser (as Emilio Armendia)
Kristin Argue .... drapery
William Beck .... set designer (as William R. Beck)
Wayne Billheimer .... art department production assistant
Chris Buchinsky .... storyboard artist
Steve Burnes .... propmaker
James F. Claytor Sr. .... set designer (as James Claytor)
Richard W. Clot .... construction coordinator
Robbie Clot .... construction foreman (as Robert P. Clot)
Gail Dannenberger .... property master: cable car stunt unit
Fon Davis .... set carpenter
Joanne Desmond .... construction liason
Stephen J. Gardner .... property master (as Steve Gardner)
Marisol Jiménez .... art department coordinator
Kevin Ladson .... key property master (as Kevin C. Ladson)
John Lister .... leadman: cable car stunt unit (as John H. Lister)
Joshua Lubensky .... carpenter
Robert Lucas .... leadman (as Bob Lucas)
George F. Mauricio .... property assistant
Ray Mondoux .... assistant construction coordinator (as Raymond E. Mondoux)
Barbara Munch .... set decorator: cable car stunt unit
Enrico Paronelli .... construction scenic artist
Robert L. Peden .... scenic artist
Jim Poynter .... leadman (as James Poynter)
David Russell .... storyboard artist (as David B. Russell)
Ken Sly .... property maker
Dawn Snyder .... assistant art director
Dawn Swiderski .... set designer
Teresa Visinare .... assistant set decorator
Lauren Abrams .... scenic artist (uncredited)
Jennifer Clinard .... stand-by painter (uncredited)
J. Michael Davis .... set dresser (uncredited)
Loren Hillman-Morgan .... set painter (uncredited)
Trevor Tuttle .... carpenter (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
James Ashwill .... foley mixer
Jeanette Browning .... sound recordist
Willie D. Burton .... sound mixer (as Willie Burton)
Rick Canelli .... adr recordist
Jeannette Cremarosa .... pdl
John T. Cucci .... foley artist (as John Cucci)
Teri E. Dorman .... sound editor (as Teri Dorman)
Juno J. Ellis .... supervising adr editor
Marva Fucci .... assistant sound editor
Matthew Harrison .... foley editor
Denise Horta .... adr editor
Chris Ingram .... assistant sound editor
Stephen Janisz .... adr editor
Suhail Kafity .... sound editor
Linda Lew .... foley recordist
Marvin E. Lewis .... boom operator
James Likowski .... foley editor
Larry Mann .... sound editor
Victoria Martin .... supervising foley editor
Michael Meier .... cable person (as Michael E. Meier)
Mel Metcalfe .... re-recording mixer
F. Hudson Miller .... sound editor
Judy Nord .... pdl
Dan O'Connell .... foley artist
Thomas J. O'Connell .... adr mixer
Maggie Ostroff .... assistant sound editor
R.J. Palmer .... sound editor
Jerry Pirozzi .... assistant sound editor
Terry Porter .... re-recording mixer
Greg Thompson .... assistant sound editor
George Watters II .... supervising sound editor
Gary Wright .... sound editor
Dean A. Zupancic .... re-recording mixer
 
Special Effects by
Lawrence J. Cavanaugh .... special effects coordinator (as Larry Cavanaugh)
David Fletcher .... special effects foreman
David Heron .... special effects crew foreman (as Dave Herron)
David Mesloh .... special effects technician
Henry Millar .... special effects foreman
Mike Reedy .... special effects supervisor
Mark D. Siminoff .... special effects
R. Bruce Steinheimer .... special effects assistant coordinator
 
Stunts
Kevin Bailey .... stunts
LaFaye Baker .... stunts
Christine Anne Baur .... stunts
Simone Boisseree .... stunts
Robin Lynn Bonaccorsi .... stunts (as Robin Bonaccorsi)
Bob Brown .... stunts
Brian Burrows .... stunts
Rocky Capella .... stunts
Paul Crawford .... stunts
Judie David .... stunts
Mitchell Dean .... stunts
Lisa Dempsey .... stunts
Jeannie Epper .... stunts
Jon H. Epstein .... stunts
Joe Finnegan .... stunts
Lance Gilbert .... stunts
Mickey Gilbert .... stunt coordinator
Troy Gilbert .... stunts
Al Goto .... stunts
Bo Greigh .... stunts
Rosine 'Ace' Hatem .... stunts
Bob Herron .... stunts
Chuck Hosack .... stunts
Cynthia D. Kelley .... stunts
Brad Lackey .... stunts
Shawn Patrick Lane .... stunt camera operator (as Shawn Lane)
Kevin Larson .... stunts
Will Leong .... stunts
Irving E. Lewis .... stunts
Courtney Loo .... stunts
Mike Martinez .... stunts
Tim Meredith .... stunts
Jeff Mosley .... stunts
Meghan O'Dea .... stunts
Debi Parker .... stunts
Sherry Peterson .... stunts
Steve C. Porter .... precision driver
Gary Price .... stunts
Rex Reddick .... stunts
Roger E. Reid .... stunts
David D. Renaud .... stunts (as Dave Renaud)
Mario Roberts .... stunts
Sharon Schaffer .... stunts
Porter C. Steve .... precision driver
Gary Toy .... stunts
Michael Sinclair Walter .... stunt double: Paul Ben Victor (as Michael S. Walter)
Michael Sinclair Walter .... stunts (as Michael S. Walter)
April Weeden .... stunts
John Westernoff .... precision driver
Danny Wynands .... stunts
Glen Yrigoyen .... stunts
Joel Kindrick .... precision driver (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Joseph J. Allen .... electrician
Craig Asato .... second assistant camera: "a" camera
Steve Bellen .... film loader
Tim Bellen .... Steadicam operator
Tim Bellen .... camera operator
Marty Brenneis .... video playback operator
Richard Brooks Burton .... gyrosphere technician: aerial unit
Gregory M. Childers .... key grip: San Francisco
Tom Cloutier .... best boy: San Francisco
Thomas Crawford .... best boy grip
Louie DeMarco .... second assistant camera
Jonathan Doff .... video assist operator: cable car stunt unit
Lynetta Freeman .... second assistant camera
Kirk R. Gardner .... Steadicam operator (as Kirk Gardner)
Martin Glover .... video assist operator
Dylan Goss .... aerial camera operator (as Dylan M. Gross)
Jeffrey Greeley .... first assistant camera: "b" camera (as Jeffrey P. Greeley)
Sheila Greene .... electrician
Frank Helbig .... electrician
Don L. Henderson .... dolly grip
Philip Ho .... best boy: San Francisco
Rod M. Janusch .... rigging key grip
Kenneth E. King .... key grip: cable car stunt unit (as Kenny King)
Richard Mall .... key grip
Kim Marks .... camera operator: "a" camera
Bruce McBroom .... still photographer
Gary McClendon .... gaffer: San Francisco
Don McCuaig .... director of photography: cable car stunt unit (as Donald McCuaig)
Dan Michalske .... grip (as Daniel J. Michalske)
Mark Nakahara .... electrician
Dayton Nietert .... key gaffer
Orlando Orona .... grip (as Orlando J. Orona)
Bobby Powell .... rigging gaffer
Medel Ramos .... rigging best boy
John A. Small .... second assistant camera: "b" camera (as John Small)
Chris Squires .... camera operator: "a" camera
Victor Svimonoff .... best boy electric (as Vic Svimonoff)
John Waldo .... assistant camera
Johnny Walker .... first assistant camera: "a" camera (as John M. Walker)
Michael Whitehurst .... rigging best boy
Hugh Byrne .... grip (uncredited)
Darren Jon Taylor .... electrician (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Brennan Dufresne .... casting assistant: Los Angeles
Gail Goldberg .... casting associate: Los Angeles
Barbara Harris .... voice casting
Nina Henninger .... casting: San Francisco
Cindy Stahl .... casting assistant: San Francisco
Barbie Stein .... casting: San Francisco
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Michael Becker .... set costumer (as Mick Becker)
Fetteroff Colen .... costumer: Mr. Murphy
Kimberly Guenther Durkin .... costume supervisor (as Kimberly Guenther)
Christopher J. Kristoff .... assistant costume designer
Christopher J. Kristoff .... set costumer (as Chris Kristoff)
Nancy Malone .... key costumer: cable car stunt unit (as Nancy Rhodes)
Molly Mitchell .... set costumer
Mary Elizabeth Still .... set costumer (as Mary E. Still)
 
Editorial Department
Jeff Canavan .... assistant editor
Jonathan Cates .... assistant editor
John Coniglio .... assistant editor
Marisa Johnston .... post-production coordinator: Caravan Pictures
Jim Makiej .... assistant editor
David Orr .... color timer
Paul Villasenor .... apprentice editor (as Paul Villaseñor)
 
Location Management
Laird Bunch .... location assistant
Thomas J. Healy IV .... location scout: San Francisco
Greg Lazzaro .... location manager
Ellen Lent .... location manager (as Ellen Winchell)
Matt V. Messina .... location assistant (as Matt Messina)
Laurie Noll .... location manager: cable car stunt unit
Elaine Patarini .... assistant location manager
Kathryn Thouron .... location coordinator
Saisie M. Jang .... location assistant (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Jeff Atmajian .... orchestrator
Frank Bennett .... orchestrator
Tom Boyd .... oboe soloist
Brent Brooks .... music editor
Chuck Choi .... score technical consultant
Brad Dechter .... orchestrator
Sandy DeCrescent .... orchestra contractor
Artie Kane .... conductor
Kenneth Karman .... supervising music editor (as Ken Karmen)
Aaron Martin .... technical music coordinator
Michael Mason .... scoring coordinator
Susan McLean .... score recordist (as Sue McLean)
Shawn Murphy .... scoring mixer
Kathy Nelson .... executive in charge of music: The Walt Disney Motion Pictures Group
Steven L. Smith .... music preparation
James Thatcher .... musician: french horn
John Van Tongeren .... composer: additional music
James Newton Howard .... composer: additional music (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Ed Arter .... transportation coordinator (as Edward D. Arter)
Hugh Byrne .... driver: insert car
Patrick M. Doyle .... transportation captain
Scott Doyle .... transportation
J. Armin Garza II .... driver: insert car (as J. Armin Garza)
Cary Kelley .... transportation captain: cable car stunt unit (as Cary L. Kelley)
David Pappas .... transportation captain
George A. Sack .... transportation
Jim Stewart .... driver: insert car
Jon Cosham .... driver: cast (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Barbara Amato .... script supervisor
Cindy Lee Arnold .... first assistant accountant (as Cindy L. Arnold)
James Arnold .... police technical advisor (as Jim Arnold)
Cynthia Berry .... production assistant (as Cynthia L. Berry)
Mark Bosia .... medic
Virgil Carter .... photo double: Eddie Murphy
Virgil Carter .... stand in: Eddie Murphy
Darryl Chan .... personal trainer: Michael Wincott
Bundy Chanock .... set medic
Kyle Cooper .... title designer
Melissa K. Cooper .... production coordinator
Gabe de Kelaita .... set production assistant
Deirdre De Tappan .... production coordinator: Caravan Pictures
Christopher Desmond .... medic: cable car stunt unit
Ned Dowd .... head of production: Caravan Pictures
Dusty Dukatz .... set production assistant
Joe Everett .... unit publicist
Jana Fain .... executive assistant: Mr. Carter
Michael Floquet .... production assistant
Derek Freda .... executive assistant: Mr. Perkins
Jemal Guillory .... personal assistant: Mr. Murphy
Charisse M. Hewitt .... executive assistant: Eddie Murphy
Josiah W. Hooper .... production assistant (as Josiah Hooper)
Saisie M. Jang .... production assistant
Donnie Johnson .... personal assistant: Mr. Murphy
Shannon Kane .... first assistant accountant (as M. Shannon Kane)
Joseph Keawkalaya .... production assistant
Julie Levine .... assistant accountant
Todd A. Marks .... display graphics coordinator (as Todd Marks)
Peter McKernan .... helicopter pilot: cable car stunt unit (as Peter J. McKernan)
Kevin McNamara .... office production assistant
Nicole Mirante-Matthews .... assistant: Mr. Carter (as Nicole J. Mirante)
Ray Mullane .... police technical advisor
Tracy Murphy-Brown .... executive assistant: Ray Murphy
M. Michelle Nishikawa .... assistant production coordinator
Phil Panzarella .... police technical advisor
Mark Potter Jr. .... police technical advisor (as Mark Potter)
Cynthia Quan .... production accountant
Roger E. Reid .... personal assistant: Mr. Murphy (as Roger Reid)
Josh Rifkin .... production assistant
Jay Roberts .... payroll accountant
Lucas Roth .... office production assistant
Jody Spilkoman .... key production assistant
Brent Stanton .... set production assistant: second unit
Tracy A. Sullivan .... executive assistant: Mark Lipsky
Brian Tanke .... production coordinator: cable car stunt unit (as Brian M. Tanke)
Tim Tortora .... assistant accountant
Mark Trapenberg .... production assistant
Trevor Tuttle .... stage set constructor
Randy Webster .... personal assistant: Mr. Murphy
James J. Wilhelm .... craft service (as Jim Wilhelm)
Marlena Wilkens .... executive assistant: Mr. Birnbaum, Caravan Pictures
Robert 'Bobby Z' Zajonc .... helicopter pilot: cable car stunt unit
Michael Greggans .... stand-in (uncredited)
Colman McMahon .... additional set production assistant (uncredited)
Joe Rose .... craft service (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Willie Brown .... thanks (as Mayor Willie Brown)
 

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MPAA:
Rated R for strong violence and language
Runtime:
117 min
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Language:
Color:
Color (Eastmancolor)
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Filming the cable car chase with real San Francisco cable cars would've meant closing down a major thoroughfare for several days. Instead, fake cable car tracks were painted on quieter Jones Street, and most of the shots filmed there used motorized cars.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: In the last action scene, an obvious stunt double jumps off the pickup.See more »
Quotes:
Scott Roper:Okay, stop right there. Close your eyes.
Kevin McCall:Okay.
Scott Roper:Tell me what you see.
Kevin McCall:I see a scumbag behind the counter with a sawed-off. Nine-millimetre tucked away in his waistband. There's a female hostage downin front of the cereal rack... with a red polka-dot dress. Another hostage three feet to her right, with blue jeans and a checkered shirt. A male hostage down, green shirt, white pants, in front of the candy rack. There's a female scumbag behind me with a gun tucked away in her shirt...
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References The Perils of Pauline (1914)See more »
Soundtrack:
POOR BUTTERFLYSee more »

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18 out of 20 people found the following review useful.
Although It's Nothing Special, Metro is a Solid Action Movie Regardless, 31 July 2007
Author: waiching liu from London, England, UK

Metro appears to be a low-budget action affair, which whilst it has nothing new to offer, shows us a different side to Eddie Murphy as an actor that we hadn't seen before in his previous films. People have in the past often compared this to Beverly Hills Cop 1, in terms of the fact that they are both your typical, run- of- the- mill cop movies, but the comparisons seem to come to an end when you compare that film to Metro, in terms of plot, character types and the fact that Eddie Murphy doesn't joke about as negotiator/cop Scott Roaper that often. Not like his predecessor, Axel Foley. Here, as Roaper he is much more serious and not as laid back in contrast to his most famous movie character. Metro plays out as a straight out action movie that isn't reliant on laughs, which in itself is no bad thing. One of the main problems that some of the audiences had, in regards to their expectations of Metro, was by assuming that it would be something similar on the lines of Beverly Hills Cop. It has its funny moments, but these are few and far between throughout the film, as the narrative in Metro is very much serious and the standard cop thriller we'd come to expect.

Overall, Metro is not a bad effort and the action sequences are well executed. Murphy gives a surprising turn and performance as Roaper and thus it makes a change to see him in an almost completely non-comedic role, which he does well in.

Not bad indeed.

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