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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.

Director:

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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If you're a criminal, Stay on the Train! See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Details

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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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

Two days after the film opened, two men poured petrol over a ticket booth on the Brooklyn subway and set it alight in an incident similar to the one depicted in the film. The booth attendant was burned and later died of his injuries. Consequently, New York City subway workers called for a boycott of the film and the removal of all the posters from every station. Senator Bob Dole quickly came out in support of them. Columbia Pictures refused to bow to their demands. See more »

Goofs

Patterson orders police deployed on the station platforms at Grand Street, but they actually appear in the tunnel. 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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All That Matters
Written by Denzil Foster & Thomas McElroy
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Well, not really very good, but watchable
18 July 2005 | by jmorrison-2See all my reviews

Not really a very good movie. Much of the plot is unbelievable and implausible.

However, I do find that I enjoy watching this from time to time. I seem to enjoy just about anything with Wesley Snipes. I believe he is very underrated. His easygoing, but dedicated cop in this works for me. He works hard, is smart, and seems to be someone you can rely on. He cares deeply for the "brother" who grew up in his house, but he is frustrated in constantly having to bail him out of trouble.

I suppose Woody Harrelson's character is probably the worst thing about this for me. His character is seriously annoying, and it would be hard to believe him surviving as a police officer, with all his personal problems. It's okay to suspend disbelief, but a movie like this should at least have an air of plausibility.

Robert Blake's subway manager is quite a bit over-the-top, but provides a real antagonism for the buddy/brother cops, and establishes himself as the real villain for the plot.

The plan, and the execution of the robbery, (and Snipes character going along with something like this), REALLY stretches plausibility, but there is an easy camaraderie between the 2 actors, and the action is good.

It ain't all that good, but it isn't unwatchable.


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