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Metro (1997)

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A Hostage Negotiator teams up with a Sharpshooter to bring down a dangerous jewel thief.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Insp. Scott Roper
... Detective Kimura
... Lt. Sam Baffett
James Carpenter ... Officer Forbes
... Kevin McCall
... Earl
... Debbie, Earl's Hostage
Dick Bright ... Bank Manager
David Michael Silverman ... SWAT Officer Jennings
... Capt. Frank Solis
Frank Somerville ... Reporter
Malou Nubla ... Reporter
... Veronica 'Ronnie' Tate
... Repoman
... Michael Korda
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Storyline

Roper, a hostage negotiator catches a murderous bank robber after a blown heist. The bank robber escapes and immediately goes after the man who put him behind bars. The ending is played out with Roper and his partner McCall attempting to rescue Roper's kidnapped girlfriend. A major element in the plot is the relationship between Roper and his girlfriend. Written by P.Wong <pwong@nt.net>

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San Francisco's top police hostage negotiator is about to get more than he ever bargained for. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong violence and language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

17 January 1997 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El negociador  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$55,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$18,734,917, 24 January 1997

Gross USA:

$31,987,563, 27 April 1997
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(Eastmancolor)

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The final scene was filmed at Mare Island Naval Base in Vallejo, California, one year after the base closed down. See more »

Goofs

After the car flips, an SFPD officer is clearly visible on the intersection, downhill from the cable car to the left of the screen. See more »

Quotes

Michael Korda: You know, there's a saying in Naples: When you think you're fuckin' them, they're fuckin' you.
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Soundtracks

THINGS AIN'T WHAT THEY USED TO BE
Music by Mercer Ellington (uncredited) and lyrics by Ted Persons (uncredited)
Performed by Duke Ellington
Courtesy of The RCA Records
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top notch actioner
2 June 2003 | by See all my reviews

Many reviews I have read about this film say it is a pretty bad movie, but I do not know what they are talking about. METRO is a very exciting and enjoyable police action-thriller. Eddie Murphy is very good in one of his more serious roles, and Michael Wincott is very good as the psycho jewel thief. Also, the action scene's were top notch, from the opening bank robbery scene, to the famous cable car chase. Fans of Eddie Murphy's comedy may be disappointed in the film, since it has a more serious tone to it and focuses more on action than comedy, but action fans will definitely enjoy this one. 4/5


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