Since the money train now has no braking power and the throttle lever is jammed at full power, the brothers decide to throw it into reverse, derailing it and killing both of them but allowing the passengers to live. Patterson blames the two for causing the money train to arrive late. Two days after the film opened, two men poured petrol over a ticket booth on the Brooklyn subway and set it alight in an incident similar to the one depicted in the film. There are some funny moments and the dramatic scenes between Snipes and Harrelson are excellent. Columbia Pictures refused to bow to their demands. The film reunites the stars of White Men Can't Jump, Woody Harrelson and Wesley Snipes as a pair of law enforcement officers John Snipes and Charlie Harrelson who basically decide to steal from their boss Robert Blake who is a real piece of work.
All scenes filmed on the subway set featured retired carbon steel R-30 subway cars, painted red. John is reluctant to do anything about this, but Grace persuades him to save Charlie from trouble. The booth attendant was burned and later died of his injuries. I believe he is very underrated. At over three thousand feet long, twenty feet high, and four railway tracks wide, the set was roughly the same size as two Empire State buildings lying side by side. The 33rd Street station is the real one, on the same line.
The film ends with John and Charlie walking into the distance arguing over the money. The Money Train tries to be more than a lot of the action films that came out and simply disappeared in the early 90s, but falls a little short. In addition to its poor reviews, the film was vilified for its portrayal of a man robbing a by running a rubber tube around the bulletproof partition and dousing the attendant with an unknown flammable liquid, then threatening to set them on fire. While one's life is as good as it gets, the other's is a pit. I suppose Woody Harrelson's character is probably the worst thing about this for me. The subway car used as the money train in the film is a modified R21 subway car. But when things go awry, will his brother be able to save him in time? His easygoing, but dedicated cop in this works for me.
Blake is menacing and odious but his character is not a believable or effective villain. Meanwhile, John reaches the train and persuades Charlie to drive further to prevent their arrest. Torch notices this and, to distract the police, pushes a man in front of a moving train, killing him. On Christmas, they chase a mugger into a subway tunnel. Snipes, Lopez, Harrelson and Blake try hard, but the finished product is less than the sum of its parts, and that's possibly the most frustrating thing of all.
The ceiling, however, was much higher than on any actual New York City subway line. This article's plot summary may be. Patterson fires Charlie for ruining the ambush, and when John tries to defend Charlie, he's fired as well. All trains traveling in their direction are halted but transit captain Donald Patterson allows the money train to continue. Two foster brothers work as transit cops.
The New York City subway system retired its money trains in 2006; the introduction of the and computerized vending machines that allowed fare payment by credit card have dramatically reduced the number of coins stored in subway stations. Brown, but on the train, Charlie loses it to a thief. After production, the car was donated to the New York City Transit Museum. It currently is stored at the Coney Island Yard in Brooklyn as part of the museum car fleet and was briefly on display at the New York City Transit Museum. But aside from these, there really aren't any memorable moments. But when things go awry, will his brother be able to save him in time? John then heads to the strip club of the mobsters who beat up his brother and were threatening him for failing to pay up his gambling debts and, after storming inside, beats them all up utilizing his Kung-Fu skills, including knocking down and killing the criminal boss of the organization, Brown, with a.
After production, the car was donated to the. I seem to enjoy just about anything with Wesley Snipes. Included were I-beams between each track, spaced five feet apart just as they are in New York City. Both of them climb on top of the train and proceed to the front. Torch sprays gasoline on Grace, but before he can light it, Charlie alerts the other officers, who shoot at Torch. To nab Torch, an ambush is arranged for which Grace is disguised as an attendant at a station token booth. John remains reluctant to attempt the theft.
At a local bar, Charlie reveals a plan to rob the money train in order to pay off their debts, but John, judging the caper impossible, rejects the idea. Charlie comes up with an idea and positions an iron bar in such a way that when the money train rams the other train once more, the bar trips the reverse lever. Charlie decides to go ahead with his robbery plan. That the action scenes on the subway platforms for anyone who is actually acquainted with riding the subways in New York City are as implausible as ever and only convey the type of hyper-masculinized action that makes superheroes of its actors, but who really cares? John has a hot girlfriend Grace a pre Selena Jennifer Lopez and Charlie has a gambling problem. Brown intends to have Charlie killed by throwing him off a building, but John bursts in and interrupts, telling Brown that he has the money Charlie owes him. After production, the car was donated to the , and is currently stored at the Coney Island Complex as of February 2010.