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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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Life is a negotiation. See more »


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

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17 January 1997 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El negociador  »

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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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2.35 : 1
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Was one of several films that Academy Award nominee James Newton Howard was attached to score in 1996 and early 1997 but had to drop due to scheduling conflicts with other films. The others include Chain Reaction (subsequently scored by Oscar Winner Jerry Goldsmith), Liar, Liar, Dante's Peak and The Rich Man's Wife. He did manage to write the themes for this film (scored by Steve Porcaro), Dante's Peak, Liar, Liar and The Rich Man's Wife which were scored by John Debney and John Frizzell. See more »

Goofs

When Roper visits Korda in jail, Korda's voice doesn't match his mouth movements. See more »

Quotes

Scott Roper: [seeing the old red truck provided by the police department] Aww, c'mon man! Who am I? Red Fox? I can't roll in that shit!
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HIGH NOON (DO NOT FORSAKE ME)
Written by Dimitri Tiomkin and Ned Washington
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Action Satisfaction
18 August 2000 | by See all my reviews

If you rent this movie thinking it is another Eddie Murphy action-comedy, you better think again!!!! This movie is STRICTLY an action flick. Of course, that's not a complaint, it's just a statement. Murphy still is enjoyable as the hero. He's not playing Axel Foley from the BEVERLY HILLS COP movies, but he sure seems a lot like him. It also steals elements from some of his earlier films. In my opinion, this is a guy movie. The women will probally be bored by the non-stop action and the fact that the only woman in the movie is Eddie Murphy's girlfriend, but action fans will LOVE this movie!!!


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