Metro (film) Scott Roper is a fast-talking, wisecracking hostage negotiator whose unorthodox but winning ways make him the San Francisco Police Department’s top arbitrator. But even his silver tongue cannot change his fortune when he and rookie SWAT team sharpshooter Kevin McCall come face-to-face with a psychotic killer in a lethal game of cat and mouse. A Touchstone Picture, in association with Caravan Pictures. Directed by Thomas Carter. Released on January 17, 1997. Stars Eddie Murphy (Scott Roper), Michael Rapaport (Kevin McCall), Michael Wincott (Korda), Carmen Ejogo (Ronnie Tate), Denis Arndt (Capt. Frank Solis), Art Evans (Lt. Sam Baffert), Donal Logue (Earl). Filmed in CinemaScope. 117 min. This is the American film debut for British actress Ejogo. Filming took place over 15 weeks in and around San Francisco, including Chinatown, the Tenderloin, the financial district, Treasure Island, Pier 50, Half Moon Bay, and the former Naval Shipyards at Mare Island, Vallejo, where the film’s action-packed finale utilized several of the cavernous dry docks.