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Genres: Action, Comedy, Drama, Crime, Thriller
Tagline: Get on, or GET OUT THE WAY!
A vengeful New York transit cop decides to steal a trainload of subway fares; his foster brother, a fellow cop, tries to protect him.
Two foster brothers (Woody Harrelson and Wesley Snipes) 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?
Actors: Wesley Snipes, Woody Harrelson, Jennifer Lopez, Robert Blake, Chris Cooper, See more
Directors: Joseph Ruben
Format: Closed-captioned, Color, NTSC
Number of tapes: 1
Studio: Sony Pictures
VHS Release Date: September 17, 1996
Run Time: 110 minutes
This attempt to reunite the stars of White Men Can't Jump will most likely be remembered as the movie that allegedly inspired a number of copycat arsons in the New York subway system. In other words, the movie itself is too perfunctory to be remembered for any other reason. Woody Harrelson and Wesley Snipes share their established chemistry as a pair of stepbrothers who work the subway detail as undercover detectives in the NYPD. Woody's a compulsive gambler with a huge debt problem to contend with, and he's also competing with his brother for the attentions of their new and beautiful partner (Jennifer Lopez), who's been assigned to join their investigation of the subway crimes. They're also supposed to guard the daily money train (so named because it contains each day's worth of subway fares), but Woody gets the bright idea that it might be the solution to his money woes. What follows is standard-issue action fare for the mid-1990s--lots of violence, excessive profanity, and attempts at witty banter between the costars to make it all seem more entertaining than it really is. You'd need to be a serious Harrelson, Snipes, or Lopez fan to add this movie to your collection. For anyone else, one viewing ought to be enough. --Jeff Shannon
From The New Yorker
Another "Lethal Weapon"-type buddy picture, filled with competitive energy and smart-ass retorts. This one stars Wesley Snipes and Woody Harrelson and has been polished to a high gloss by director Joseph Ruben (who did such wonders with another cookie-cutter screenplay in "Sleeping with the Enemy"). Ruben spends more time on token character development than this fluff requires, and the movie drags in parts. But when it gets to the action-the sensational robbing of an armored New York City subway train-the audience may feel that it's a token well spent. -Bruce Diones
Copyright 2006 The New Yorker
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