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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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Miss Iovenko
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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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Ordinary guys. An extraordinary robbery. See more »

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Action | Comedy | Crime

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

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Trump Heist  »

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$75,000,000 (estimated)

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

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$78,009,155 (USA) (27 January 2012)
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Alan Alda, Ben Stiller and Téa Leoni had all previously appeared together in David O. Russell's Flirting with Disaster (1996). See more »

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Charlie, the Concierge, brings in red flowers for Mrs. Jin saying it's Chinese New Year. The film takes place in November highlighting the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. Chinese New Year usually falls between January 21 and February 20 of every year. See more »

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[at a posh restaurant]
Slide: We can order whatever we like, lunch is on me...
[holds up a bag with a cockroach in it]
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Under license from Código Music, LLC Miami
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Better Than I Expected
21 October 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I was able to see one of the first screenings of Tower Heist last night. I went in just happy to see a free movie two weeks before its release, but at the same time I was not expecting this movie to be that funny. With that said, it was a lot better than I expected.

Eddie Murphy's character was an over-the-top funny type of guy and Ben Stiller had his moments of over-the-top humor too. The plot itself is obviously not that believable, but let's be honest, if you go into this movie expecting an "Italian Job-like" heist plot then you might as well not even go.

The supporting roles in this movie were really good and the film is filled with great one liners. There were a couple of lines that didn't really turn out as funny as the writer probably thought, but all that said it is worth the watch.


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