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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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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Originally, the movie was developed by Director Tony Scott and Screenwriter Doug Richardson. After some time, Scott left the project and was replaced by Joseph Ruben, who fired Richardson and had the script re-written. See more »

Goofs

We don't see all of the "Lexington Av & Queens" sign, but the part we see is for the E train. As the man is being pushed, we can glimpse a sign on another platform for F trains only, implying that the E and F have separate tracks at this station. Yet the train is an F. Later, when John and Charlie return to the station, the same platform is marked for both E and F trains. See more »

Quotes

Donald Patterson: Did I say that? I didn't say that! All I said was... bad things tend to happen around you two. Some money got lost and I think you two can help me find it.
Charlie: How so?
Donald Patterson: You look for it!
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Connections

Featured in Bad Movie Beatdown: New Year Special: Money Train (2010) 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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Good opening, terrible film
15 January 2000 | by Meredith-7See all my reviews

The first part of this film is not too bad for an action, we get the normal buddy jokes and some great lines from money train carer Robert Blake. But the film as a whole is fairly poor. It turns fairly serious after about 45 minutes and is generally down hill all the way after that. There really is not much to recommend this film, except for the scenes with Robert Blake, who, in his over the top performance, delivers some comic lines. Jennifer Lopez's character Grace has very little to do, and just really does not seem to fit in or be particularly believable in the role she is meant to play. More fine tuning of the script may have been a good idea, but then they probably thought who needs a good script or any type of continuity when we have two very bankable stars? Meaning even though the film is bad, people will unfortunately still pay money to see it. A total waste of time & money.


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