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
During the street car chase you can see the street car running on car tyres not tram wheels See more »
The last scene is supposed to be set on Tahiti, but the final shot is on Bora Bora, another island in French Polynesia (Tahiti is the best-known). Tahiti doesn't have any white beaches with palm trees around a blue lagoon. See more »
You know, there's a saying in Naples: When you think you're fuckin' them, they're fuckin' you.
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Nice to see Eddie Murphy attempt something that isn't an outright comedy.,
It doesn't always work, and Eddie Murphy is no substitute for a proper action star like Stallone or Mel Gibson, but at least he tries in this film. Metro has a clichéd plot about a diamond smuggler who murders Eddie's partner and it is Eddie's job to stop him, but Eddie does a great job and actually looks like he enjoys the role. He juggles the action and comedy scenes perfectly, and fortunately the two never overlap. The highlight of the film is the runaway tram scene, that is perfectly choreographed, and Michael Rapaport does a great job as Murphy's rookie partner. The film is not the best action movie around, but it is by no means the worst, and if you feel like being entertained for an evening, you could do a lot worse than this movie.
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