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Hollywood Movies w/Subways

Below are Silver Screen movies with major subway scenes. They are available on DVD from Amazon.com. 
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Money Train
Starring: Wesley Snipes, Woody Harrelson & Jennifer Lopez
This money centers around the NY subway.  It is rather fictitious and many scenes were filmed in a subway set built in LA. It is about Transit Police officers who wind up stealing cash from the Revenue Collection Train, hence Money Train. I liked the movie.

The Taking of the Pelham 1,2,3
Starring: Walter Matthau
Fantastic movie of a hijacking of a NY Subway train. Walter Matthau is a detective from the Transit Police who negotiates with the hijackers. The plot revolves around the subway, and was actually shot on location. This is a great thriller.
The French Connection
Starring: Gene Hackman
This Police Drama show NY Detectives tracking down heroine shipment coming in from France. There are several subway scenes. The most dramatic involves a chase under the West End El in Brooklyn.
  Speed
Starring: Keanu Reeves & Sandra Bullock
Not a very believable film, but one that would make you nervous to ride mass transit. Most of the plot resides on a City Bus that can't go below 50 MPH. The movie ends with an unbelievable LA Metro scene with the subway train flying out into the middle of a street. But it is a fun movie.
The Tube
Starring: Sokhumi Kim
This Korean film is a mixture of Speed & The Taking of the Pelham 123. It is dubbed into English. It involves the hijacking of a Seoul Subway train. Fast paced. The extras on the DVD show how they filmed the subway sequences.
Collateral
Starring: Tom Cruise & Jaime Foxx
This is an intense film involving a murder who uses a taxi cab driver to go from murder to murder.  It ends up on the LA Metro, then onto the LA Blue Light rail Line. Good movie.
Volcano
Starring: Tommy Lee Jones & Anne Heche
Won't win any Oscars, but this movie has a volcano that erupts in LA. Lava gets into the LA Metro system.
While You Were Sleeping
Starring: Sandra Bullock & Bill Pullman
Fun movie that starts with a CTA token clerk saving a passenger from getting killed on the Chicago 'L'. It is hysterically funny at times. Much better than Ms. Bullock other subway movie, Speed.

 

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