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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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Thomas Carter

Writer:

Randy Feldman
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Eddie Murphy ... Insp. Scott Roper
Kim Miyori ... Detective Kimura
Art Evans ... Lt. Sam Baffett
James Carpenter James Carpenter ... Officer Forbes
Michael Rapaport ... Kevin McCall
Donal Logue ... Earl
Jeni Chua ... Debbie, Earl's Hostage
Dick Bright Dick Bright ... Bank Manager
David Michael Silverman David Michael Silverman ... SWAT Officer Jennings
Denis Arndt ... Capt. Frank Solis
Frank Somerville Frank Somerville ... Reporter
Malou Nubla Malou Nubla ... Reporter
Carmen Ejogo ... Veronica 'Ronnie' Tate
Nino Degennaro ... Repoman
Michael Wincott ... 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 »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 January 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El negociador See more »

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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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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The last time Mark Lipsky produced an Eddie Murphy movie. See more »

Goofs

When a car flips over in front of the cable car, an obvious ramp, on the front of the car traveling in the opposite direction, catapults the car into the air. 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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Connections

Referenced in ER: Post Mortem (1997) See more »

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POOR BUTTERFLY
by John Golden and Raymond Hubbell
Performed by Sonny Rollins
Courtesy of Blue Note Records
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top notch actioner
2 June 2003 | by shakey_jake53See 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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