Ever since their successful teaming in White Men Can't Jump, Hollywood has wanted to reunite Snipes and Harrelson for a buddy picture. Directed with routine efficiency, this loco action comedy plays a one-joke, high-concept plot to the hilt, squandering cash and energy on a subway heist that takes forever to arrive and then goes nowhere. The comic twist is that Snipes and Harrelson are foster brothers; the set-up that they're New York transit cops who end up robbing the Money Train to pay Woody's gambling debts. With a fortune in fares at stake and hard-ass Money Train boss (Blake) on their case, Snipes once again digs his irresponsible white brother out of a hole. The pair obviously enjoyed ragging one another, and director Ruben finally puts the money on the screen with a Taking of Pelham One Two Three-style climax. As Snipes and Harrelson's fellow transit cop and mutual love interest, the smouldering Lopez mostly just stands around waiting for the boys to make up their minds about her. Hardly worth the four-year wait.
Cast and crew
|Screenwriter:||Doug Richardson, David Loughery|