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Metro (1997)

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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Life is a negotiation. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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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:

$11,411,107, 20 January 1997

Gross USA:

$32,000,301

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$32,000,301
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The car being washed in the impound garage is a light blue Cadillac convertible which is the same type of car that Eddie Murphy's character Reggie Hammond rode in in 48 Hours. 48 Hours, like Metro, was set in San Francisco. See more »

Goofs

During the cable car chase, when McCall swerves to avoid the red car that flipped over, a camera is visible on the right side of the road, next to the sidewalk. 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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Referenced in Gen-X Cops (1999) See more »

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YOU DON'T HAVE TO WORRY
Performed by New Edition
Courtesy of MCA Records
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Action Satisfaction
18 August 2000 | by jellyneckrSee 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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