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Money Train (1995)

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A vengeful New York City transit cop decides to steal a trainload of subway fares. His foster brother, a fellow cop, tries to protect him.

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Joseph Ruben

Writers:

Doug Richardson (story), Doug Richardson (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Wesley Snipes ... John
Woody Harrelson ... Charlie Robinson
Jennifer Lopez ... Grace Santiago
Robert Blake ... Donald Patterson
Chris Cooper ... Torch
Joe Grifasi ... Riley
Scott Sowers Scott Sowers ... Mr. Brown
Skipp Sudduth ... Kowalski
Vincent Laresca ... Subway Robber
Nelson Vasquez ... Subway Robber
Vincent Patrick ... Frank the Bartender
Aida Turturro ... Woman on Platform
Alvaleta Guess Alvaleta Guess ... Woman on Platform
Vincent Pastore ... Gambler
David Tawil David Tawil ... Gambler
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Storyline

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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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 November 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Asalto al tren del dinero See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$68,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$35,324,232

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$77,224,232
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Twelve New York City subway cars were shipped over to Los Angeles to the film set. They were converted to run on propane so that the rails on the film set did not need to be electrified, a potential health hazard for all of the crew. See more »

Goofs

If Patterson had ordered the power shut down, the money train would have been rendered useless and made escape for John and Charlie impossible. See more »

Quotes

John: No, you ain't gonna hit him.
Charlie: Why not?
John: Because I'm gonna hit him!
[smacks a transit cop in the face]
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Connections

Featured in HBO First Look: Money Train (1995) See more »

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Making Love
Written by Tim Kelley, Bob Robinson, Kevin Wales, Michael Marcel Keith (as Micheal Keith),
Daron Tavaris Jones (as Daron Jones), Marvin E. Scandrick III (as Marvin Scandrick) and Quinnes Dammond Parker (as Quinnes Parker)
Produced by Tim & Bob
Executive Producer: Sean 'Diddy' Combs (as Sean 'Puffy' Combs)
Performed by 112
Courtesy of Bad Boy Entertainment/Arista Records
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What's with all the bad reviews?
17 March 2002 | by stevewest-1See all my reviews

Reading the reviews below this seems to be a love-it-or-hate-it kind of film. Regardless of whether you 'get' the story and the rapport between Harrelson and Snipes, you can't overlook that this is a well made film.

I've only seen it twice, once when it first came out on video, and again in the past week. I didn't think it was that remarkable when it first came out, but when I watched it the second time around, I found it highly entertaining and well executed. Granted, it's not the best film ever but I don't think it's deserving of a lot of the bad reviews given here.

As a film it succeeds, and if you've never seen it before, it's worth checking out.


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