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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 rcs0411@yahoo.com

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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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This is the second movie Eddie Murphy filmed in Elmhurst (at the Queens Center mall). The first was Coming to America at the McDowells (Wendy's on Queens blvd). See more »


When referencing The Lion King, Lester says "Mustafa" when the character's name is "Mufasa." However, the mispronunciation could have been deliberate as Lester was referencing a drunken moment Josh has had in the past, and directly quoting him during Josh's drunken state. See more »


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User Reviews

A Popcorn Movie
11 February 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Great Cast , and direction. Eddie Murphy shined in this movie even though his frame-time was less when compared to Ben Stiller. Still I would've thought you could've made the plot even more

interesting by adding a car chase/action sequence which could've put the cherry on the top. Since the movie was shot in New York , one could've added cameos by the icons of New York like Donald Trump , Diddy , Jay z etc .One other thing that is lacking is the spontaneity in the Movie , This movie could learn somethings from movies like Ocean's Eleven Franchise where the pace is never dropped . I would say the lack of pace was easily masked by the dialog delivery of Stiller and Murphy. On the whole , your money is well spent nevertheless.

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