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Tower Heist (2011)

PG-13  |   |  Action, Comedy, Crime  |  4 November 2011 (USA)
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When a group of hard-working guys find out they've fallen victim to their wealthy employer's Ponzi scheme, they conspire to rob his high-rise residence.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Josh Kovaks
Lester (as Stephen McKinley Henderson)
Enrique Dev'Reaux
Miss Iovenko
Harry O'Reilly ...
Special Agent Dansk
Marty Klein Esq.


Josh Kovaks is the manager of a high-rise condominium in New York. He is close to all the tenants, especially financier Arthur Shaw. One day Shaw is arrested by the FBI for fraud. Josh thinks it's a misunderstanding that can be resolved, but later he learns that the employees' pension fund - which he asked Shaw to handle - is gone. When one of the employees tries to kill himself, Josh's views of Shaw change. He goes to see him and loses his temper, and his job. The FBI agent in charge tells him that Shaw might walk, and recovering the pension fund is unlikely. She tells him that it's been rumored that Shaw has $20 million lying around if he needs it in a hurry. Josh thinks he knows where it is, so with two other fired employees and an evicted tenant, they set out to get into Shaw's penthouse to get the money. But they realize they need the assistance of someone who knows how to steal, so Josh asks an old acquaintance named Slide who he knows is a thief to help them. Written by

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

apartment | manager | fraud | fbi | heist | See All (104) »


Ordinary guys. An extraordinary robbery. See more »


Action | Comedy | Crime

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for language and sexual content | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

4 November 2011 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Trump Heist  »

Box Office


$75,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$24,025,190 (USA) (4 November 2011)


$78,009,155 (USA) (27 January 2012)

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The only improvised scene is when Odessa instructs Slide how to crack a safe in a very suggestive manner. See more »


When Kovaks is asked to steal $50 worth of materials, he steals a $12 candle and two pairs of underwear, but the underwear said 5 for $25. However, it is very possible (although unlikely) for the underwear to have an individual price of $19 or more, and the 5 for $25 just the sale price, bringing his total to $50. Some companies will purposely have high individual prices to encourage people to go for the sale. See more »


Mr. Fitzhugh: Mr Fitzhugh- If you need me, I'll be living in this box.
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References Toy Story (1995) See more »


Written by Henry Fillmore
Performed by The Macy's Great American Marching Band
Courtesy of Macy's Parade and Entertainment Group
By arrangement with Macy's Corporate Services Inc.
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A Very Entertaining Way to Pass the Time
7 November 2011 | by (Hong Kong) – See all my reviews

I didn't expect too much from this movie after watching the trailer. Judging from the cast and the trailer I thought that it would be at the very least a little entertaining or just an okay movie. It is actually very entertaining and the performances from the entire cast are solid. I laughed a lot and more than I expected. It also has quite a few twists and turns which I wasn't expecting and which should keep you interested. The chemistry between Ben Stiller and Eddie Murphy is very good too and they both provide a couple of very memorable scenes. If you are looking for something to pass the time this movie would be a very good choice.

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