YMMV / Money Train

  • Designated Hero: John and Charlie are not heroes at all, and yet they are played out to be the morally good guys. They risk the lives of innocent people, rob the eponymous money train (to pay off the debts of Charlie's gambling problem), and assault an officer (the "villain"). They both get away with it absolutely scot-free and the villain is arrested for risking the lives of innocents while this is an accurate charge, the situation would never have arisen had the main duo not tried to rob the train and stop the brakes from working simply so they wouldn't get caught. In any case, the robbery came at the expense of the New York City taxpayers! If the film had been done differently, the villains could have so easily been the main characters, and the officer in charge of protecting the train could easily be made the hero.
  • Designated Villain: Patterson. Not that he's innocent by any means — during the course of the film he behaves like a general Jerkass, racially abuses both John and Grace, fires John and Charlie on spurious grounds, and then endangers a passenger train for no good reason — but he still commits fewer misdeeds over the course of the film than the supposed protagonists do.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: John trying to stop Charlie robbing the money train is ironic considering that Wesley Snipes went to prison for tax-evasion.
  • Moral Event Horizon: Donald Patterson when he choose to possibly derail a passenger train just to stop the money train.