Subway

Subway

Director: Luc Besson

Cast: Isabelle Adjani, Christopher Lambert, Jean-Pierre Bacri

     
 

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Coming in on the heels of his internationally acclaimed first film, Le Dernier Combat, 26-year-old director Luc Besson created this tongue-in-cheek look at filmmaking and at the denizens in the tunnels of the Paris Metro -- a new kind of underground movie. Fred (Christopher Lambert) has just stolen some major documents from a birthday celebration given by the

Overview

Coming in on the heels of his internationally acclaimed first film, Le Dernier Combat, 26-year-old director Luc Besson created this tongue-in-cheek look at filmmaking and at the denizens in the tunnels of the Paris Metro -- a new kind of underground movie. Fred (Christopher Lambert) has just stolen some major documents from a birthday celebration given by the Paris elite for one of their kind, Helena (Isabelle Adjani). He takes off into the Metro just as it is shut down for the remaining few hours of predawn darkness and once in the Metro encounters several characters in the tunnels. There is a bodybuilder who works out with subway parts, a purse-snatcher, and a flower seller of dubious ethics. Inspired by the moment, Fred decides to recruit a few of the ubiquitous musicians who perform (some of the best music around) on the Metro's byways, and he creates a rock band. Through all of these encounters and activities, the police and others -- including Helena -- are after Fred for their own reasons, none of which coincide. As Fred discovers, going underground can be risky.

Product Details

Release Date:
12/17/1997
UPC:
0084296400973
Original Release:
1985
Rating:
R
Source:
Image Entertainment
Region Code:
0
Sound:
[Dolby Digital, stereo]
Time:
1:44:00

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Isabelle Adjani Helena
Christopher Lambert Fred
Jean-Pierre Bacri Batman
Richard Bohringer Florist
Michel Galabru Inspector Gesberg
Jean-Hugues Anglade Roller Skater
Jean Reno Drummer
Jean Bouise Station master
Pierre-Ange Le Pogam Jean
Constantin Alexandrov Husband
Jean-Michel Castanie Minder
Arthur Simms Singer
Brigitte Chamarande Commissioner's Daughter
Christian Gomba Big Bill
Magali Guidasci Punk
Alain Guillard Saxophonist
Dominique Hennequin Sound Engineer
Jean-Claude Lecas Robin
Michel Montanary Henchman
Patrick Perez Henchman
Benoit Regent Salesman
François Ruggieri Eminent Man
Isabelle Sadoyan Commissioner's Wife
Eric Serra Bassist
Vincent Skimenti Blind Man
Arnold Walter Guest

Technical Credits
Luc Besson Director,Producer,Screenwriter
Maud Baron Makeup
Mark Henry Production Designer
Alain Le Henry Screenwriter
Pierre Jolivet Screenwriter
Luc Perini Sound/Sound Designer
Marc Perrier Screenwriter
Martine Rapin Costumes/Costume Designer
François Ruggieri Producer
Sophie Schmit Editor,Screenwriter
Eric Serra Score Composer
Alexandre Trauner Production Designer
Carlo Varini Cinematographer

Scene Index

Side #1--
0. Jump To Scene
1. Underground Crash [3:21]
2. A New Home [16:10]
3. Helena Tells On Fred [14:48]
4. Hide-out Discovered [8:19]
5. Making Plans [11:26]
6. The Truth Comes Out [5:12]
7. A Warning [10:27]
8. Man Hunt [1:40]
9. Fred meets his match. [24:03]

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