Wesley and Woody are back! And this time, nothing can stop their adrenaline pumping action adventure. John (Wesley Snipes) and Charlie (Woody Harrelson) are partners, best friends and foster brothers. Both are transit cops who work undercover on the New York subway. Both are quick-witted and quick-fisted. And both are in love with the same woman. But their sibling rivalry goes over the top when Charlie decides to rob the "money train" the heavily guarded revenue train that collects millions of dollars from the subway booths. Now it's up to John to stop his bad-boy brother...or join him for one final, phenomenal trip through the tunnel of fun!
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