WHEN TWO THUGS SPRAYED A FLAMMABLE LIQUID through a token-booth opening, flicked a match and set Brooklyn subway-token clerk Harry Kaufman on fire--an attack that mimicked a scene in the new movie Money Train--stars Woody Harrelson and Wesley Snipes expressed deep sorrow and said they were praying for the victim. Columbia Pictures stated it was "appalled and dismayed" at the incident as well.

Much of the nation was not just dismayed but calling for action. As Kaufman lay in a hospital with burns over 80% of his body, the Money Train incident reignited a debate about whether violence on the screen...

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