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Money Train (1995)

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

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... John
... Charlie Robinson
... Grace Santiago
... Donald Patterson
... Torch
... Riley
Scott Sowers ... Mr. Brown
... Kowalski
... Subway Robber
... Subway Robber
Vincent Patrick ... Frank the Bartender
... Woman on Platform
Alvaleta Guess ... Woman on Platform
... Gambler
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 »


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

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22 November 1995 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Asalto al tren del dinero  »

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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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Trivia

The subway car used as the money train in the film is a modified R21 subway car. The car was modified by the Metropolitan Transit Authority and film crew in a way that looks absolutely nothing like the actual revenue collection trains used in the system. After production, the car was donated to the New York City Transit Museum. It currently is stored at the Coney Island Yard in Brooklyn as part of the museum car fleet and was briefly on display at the New York City Transit Museum. See more »

Goofs

Also, at the beginning the Wall Street station indicates that the 4, 5, and 6 trains stop there. The 6 train does not stop there, it terminates at the Brooklyn Bridge Station. 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 Siskel & Ebert: The Worst Films of 1995 (1996) 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 a huge waste of time
10 July 2016 | by See all my reviews

This is the kind of movie that makes you regret watching it, but holds on to you with the false promise that something worthwhile is going to happen eventually.

It was advertised as a heist movie. The heist takes place in the last 30 minutes. Prior to that, there is less than 5 minutes of discussion about the heist, and a lot of nothing about no less than four yawn-inducing subplots. The girl, the bad boss, the mob that wants to collect a debt, and the mugger they chase, and chase. With all the time wasted on those tangents there is very nearly nothing in the way of story development for what is supposed to be the main plot.

Granted the main characters need a motive and the mob provides it, but it shouldn't take literally two-thirds of the movie to establish a motive.

The insidious thing about it is that, when you have to wait so long for the plot to start, you have an incentive to sit through the long prelude only to be disappointed by the most ridiculous, and simply lame, heist in memory.

Skip this garbage. It's the product of some Hollywood hacks with no brains at all who don't have the sense to know when to send a script back for a re-write.


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