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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

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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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Rated R for pervasive strong language, violence and a sex scene | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

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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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Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

R30 trains were retired from passenger service in 1993, these trains along with the IRT sized R33 and R36 trains were among the last in the system to never have air conditioning. The R30 would have become too heavy if air conditioning was added. 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

Grace Santiago: [staggers towards platform women; pretending to be drunk] Hey! Hey! That's my man! Get your hands off my man! Are you bitches crazy?
[pulls her sleeves and clenches her fists as she runs towards them]
Grace Santiago: You wanna get hurt, that's what it is!
Woman on Platform: We're sorry, we didn't know it was your man!
Woman on Platform: We're sorry, Merry Christmas to you!
[they get behind the turnstiles]
Grace Santiago: [tries to attack them] Get the hell outta here! Yeah, you better run!
Woman on Platform: [to her friend as they leave the station] It's your fault! You started it!
Woman on Platform: Me? ...
[...]
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References The Wizard of Oz (1939) See more »

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Oh Baby
Written by Alexander Richbourg, McKinley Horton, Tony Hightower, Sammy Crumbley, Jason Sylvain and Ron Jackson
Produced by Richbourg
Executive Producers: Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis
Performed by 4.0
Courtesy of Perspective/Savvy Records
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Simple entertainment
18 February 2005 | by rbverhoefSee all my reviews

Don't think, just watch. Woody Harrelson and Wesley Snipes once again are, after 'White Men Can't Jump', a pretty funny team. Don't care for the plot, just see these two actors having a lot of fun with their characters and the situations they find themselves in.

Here they play two brothers, sort of. They are both cops, operating in and around a metro station. A criminal nick-named Torch (Chris Cooper), you can imagine what his crime is, is the villain they are trying to catch. There are also problems with Donald Patterson (Robert Blake), the man who controls the tracks. He puts his "money train" above everything, so when Charlie (Harrelson) and John (Snipes) delay that train with their police work, he gets mad. Another thing about money: Charlie is a bad gambler and owns a man named Mr. Brown (Scott Sowers) a lot of it. Jennifer Lopez, she plays Officer Grace Santiago, is the love interest for one of the two leads, of course leading to friction between them.

The film is called 'Money Train' so you understand the main story has to do with that train. I liked that story. The other stories seem to be there for Harrelson or Snipes and the fun they can have with them. The Lopez-character is necessary to explain certain actions that follow, the Cooper-character provides the film with some extra action-sequences. I didn't mind those things. They make sure the film delivers what it promises us. Action and comedy. Every scene between Snipes and Harrelson makes you smile. As a team they come close to Owen Wilson with anybody (Ben Stiller, Jackie Chan). If you don't expect too much there is a very good chance you will enjoy 'Money Train'.


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