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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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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

R30 trains were called BMT Redbirds for their identical paint scheme to that of the IRT trains. See more »

Goofs

When we see John about to twist the motorcycle through the pillars before jumping onto the track, there are only 2 more pillars to the end of the station. After the camera angle changes, he is much farther from the end wall and passes at least 15 more pillars within the station. See more »

Quotes

John: Patterson!
Charlie: came as soon as we could
John: hey, we heard over the scanners. WOO, what a mess. Look, if there's anything we could do to help
Charlie: all you gotta do is ask
Donald Patterson: What are you two bags of shit doing here? You aren't cops no more
John: look man, we here trying to help
Donald Patterson: Hey, sweet pie. How's your cock working now that you ain't got a badge no more?
John: WHAT?
Donald Patterson: Here's what I think of *you fuck-up*
[spits in John's face]
[...]
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Referenced in The Hamster Factor and Other Tales of Twelve Monkeys (1996) See more »

Soundtracks

The Thrill I'm In
Written by Jimmy Jam (as James Harris III) and Terry Lewis
Produced by Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis
Performed by Luther Vandross
Courtesy of Epic Records
By Arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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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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