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Ted Griffin (screenplay) and
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Release Date:
4 November 2011 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
It's not just a robbery. It's payback. See more »
Plot:
When a group of hard working guys find out they've fallen victim to a wealthy business man's Ponzi scheme, they conspire to rob his high-rise residence. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)

Ben Stiller ... Josh Kovaks

Eddie Murphy ... Slide

Casey Affleck ... Charlie

Alan Alda ... Arthur Shaw

Matthew Broderick ... Mr. Fitzhugh

Stephen Henderson ... Lester (as Stephen McKinley Henderson)

Judd Hirsch ... Mr. Simon

Téa Leoni ... Special Agent Claire Denham

Michael Peña ... Enrique Dev’Reaux

Gabourey Sidibe ... Odessa

Nina Arianda ... Miss Iovenko

Marcia Jean Kurtz ... Rose

Juan Carlos Hernández ... Manuel
Harry O'Reilly ... Special Agent Danszk

Peter Van Wagner ... Marty Klein, Esq.

Zeljko Ivanek ... Director Mazin
Lynne Rossetto Kasper ... Radio Host

Annika Pergament ... NASDAQ / News Reporter
Clem Cheung ... Kwan

Robert Downey Sr. ... Judge Ramos (as Robert Downey Sr. 'A Prince')
Max Russell Pratts ... Kid in Lobby

Nathan Asher Malnik ... Kid in Lobby (as Nathan Malnik)

Spencer Malnik ... Kid in Lobby
Jarod Malnik ... Kid in Lobby
Julie Vilanova ... Kid in Lobby
Cynthia Patsos ... Kid in Lobby

Kate Upton ... Mr. Hightower’s Mistress
Marilyn Kim ... Mrs. Jin
Judianny Compres ... Rita

Omar Nicodemo ... Tower Security
Dylan Ratigan ... News Reporter
Allie Woods Jr. ... Mr. Newhouse
Johnny Tran ... Huang
Monika Plocienniczak ... TV News Reporter
James Colby ... Special Agent Huggins
Edward Noone ... Special Agent

Frank Pesce ... Riker’s Prison Guard
Annie Park ... Girl in Mall
Christina Jacquelyn Calph ... Victoria's Secret Saleswoman (as Christina Calph)
Kevin Pariseau ... Swarovski Jewelry Salesman

Desmin Borges ... Modell's Sneaker Salesman

Jessica Szohr ... Sasha

Brian Distance ... Tower Security Officer

Village ... Tower Security Officer

Les Papp II ... Tower Security Officer
Michael Stratton ... Tower Security Officer
Chris Rivaro ... Doorman (as Christopher Arocho Rivaro)

Craig Castaldo ... Radioman

Heavy D ... Courthouse Guard (as Dwight 'Heavy D' Myers)

Veronika Korvin ... Maid

Robert Clohessy ... Parade Cop
Jan Owen ... Mrs. Cronan
Lucky Park ... Lucy the Dog
Robert Christian ... Arresting Special Agent
Mark Philip Patrick ... Arresting Special Agent

Paul Hickert ... Arresting Special Agent
Kelvin Davis ... Arresting Special Agent
Christopher Breslin ... Arresting Special Agent

Ty Jones ... Shaw's Prison Guard
Ted Lochwyn ... Shaw's Prison Guard
Madison Knopp ... Charlie and Sasha's Baby

Troy Hall ... Delivery Man

Julie T. Pham ... Huang's Wife
Bojun Wang ... Huang's Son
Juanita Howard ... Mr. Newhouse’s Wife
Bob Roseman ... Josh's Prison Guard
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Mike D. Anderson ... Slide's Guy (uncredited)

Andrew Ayala ... Parade Vendor (uncredited)
Darra Like Dat Boyd ... Traffic Officer (uncredited)

Bill Chemerka ... Maintenance Man (uncredited)

Alix Cross ... Student (uncredited)
Nick Diamantis ... Tower Valet (uncredited)
John Farrer ... Upscale Resedent (uncredited)
Jane Gussin ... Bar Patron (uncredited)

Vonn Harris ... Clown Pirate (uncredited)
Moe Hindi ... Tower Photographer (uncredited)

Rosemary Howard ... Pedestrian (uncredited)

Rock Kohli ... Bagel-cart Vendor (uncredited)

Ilan Krigsfeld ... Released Inmate (uncredited)
Debbie Lang ... Victoria Secret Shopper (uncredited)

Matt Lauer ... Himself (uncredited)

Robert Leckington ... Parade Goer (uncredited)
John A. Locke ... Gap Shopper (uncredited)
Gabriel Lopez ... Inmate (uncredited)
Jeremy McLain ... Pedestrian (uncredited)

LeRoy Mobley ... Parade Goer (uncredited)

Stephane Nicoli ... Parade Goer (uncredited)

Mark Pettograsso ... Prision Inmate - Rikers Island (uncredited)

Dennis Rees ... Press Photographer (uncredited)

Peter Riga ... Tower Guest (uncredited)

Joan Rivers ... Herself (uncredited)
William Smiley ... Street Vendor (uncredited)

Mark Steiger ... Parade Goer (uncredited)

Stream ... Indian Sari Lady (uncredited)

Zuzanna Szadkowski ... Polish Maid (uncredited)

Barbara Vincent ... Neir's Bar Waitress (uncredited)

Steven Weisz ... Doorman Tomas (uncredited)
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Directed by
Brett Ratner 
 
Writing credits
Ted Griffin (screenplay) and
Jeff Nathanson (screenplay)

Adam Cooper (story) &
Bill Collage (story) and
Ted Griffin (story)

Produced by
Bill Carraro .... executive producer
Brian Grazer .... producer
Nikki Taylor Jackson .... associate producer
Karen Kehela Sherwood .... executive producer
Eddie Murphy .... producer
Kim Roth .... producer
 
Original Music by
Christophe Beck 
 
Cinematography by
Dante Spinotti (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Mark Helfrich 
 
Casting by
Kathleen Chopin 
 
Production Design by
Kristi Zea 
 
Art Direction by
Nicholas Lundy 
 
Set Decoration by
Diane Lederman 
 
Costume Design by
Sarah Edwards 
 
Makeup Department
John Caglione Jr. .... makeup department head
LuAnn Claps .... makeup artist for Eddie Murphy
Naomi Donne .... makeup artist: Ben Stiller
Sunday Englis .... key makeup artist
Lisa Hazell .... hair stylist
Michelle Johnson .... key hair stylist
Natasha Ladek .... wig maker: Ben Stiller
Sanja Milic .... additional makeup artist
Evelyne Noraz .... personal makeup artist: Tea Leoni
Susan Schectar .... additional hairstylist
Dina Sliwak .... additional makeup artist (as Dina Sliwiak)
Kerrie Smith .... hair stylist: Tea Leoni
 
Production Management
Jennifer Lane .... post-production supervisor
Carla Raij .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
G.A. Aguilar .... second unit director
Sarah Fairchild .... additional second assistant director
Sarah Fairchild .... second assistant director: second unit
Catherine Feeny .... additional second assistant director: second unit
Michelle Flevotomas .... dga trainee
James M. Freitag .... first assistant director
Tudor Jones .... second assistant director
Borjan Jovanovich .... second second assistant director: action unit
Maura Kelly .... second second assistant director
Jeremy Marks .... second second assistant director
Mike McGuirk .... dga trainee: second unit
Michael A. Pinckney .... first assistant director: second unit
Travis Rehwaldt .... second assistant director: second unit
Justin Ritson .... second assistant director (reshoots)
Christian Vendetti .... additional second assistant director
 
Art Department
Greg Aharoni .... set dresser
Derrick Alford .... foreman shop craftsperson
I. Javier Ameijeiras .... assistant art director
Cesar Baptista .... construction grip
Steve Brennan .... on-set dresser
Wendy Brown .... assistant decorator
Katie Clinebelle .... props: re-shoot
Rashad Clinton .... construction grip
Caswell Cooke .... construction grip
David Cooney .... storyboard artist
Pete Dancy .... props
Miguel De Jesus .... industrial shop person
Joseph Deluca .... set dresser
Liza Donatelli .... prop coordinator
Natalie N. Dorset .... first assistant property master
Richard Bryan Douglas .... standby carpenter
Kate English .... art department assistant
Vanessa Frost .... construction shop manager
Daniel Geary .... carpenter
Peter Gelfman .... property master
Edward R. Geller .... construction grip
Jay Geller .... construction grip
Jonathan Graham .... key construction grip
Orey Graham .... construction grip
Eric Helmin .... production assistant
Jonathan Huggins .... props
Deborah Jensen .... assistant art director
Claire Kirk .... art department coordinator
Jessica Kosky .... scenic artist apprentice
Paul Alexander Larkin .... set dresser
Peter Levitsky .... set dresser
Ralph Lucci .... picture car coordinator
Michael Ludwig .... construction grip
Patrick Michael Malloy .... construction crane operator
Brian Mannain .... set dresser
Nick Miller .... construction coordinator
Christine Moosher .... assistant set decorator
Jeff Naparstek .... set dresser
Michael Lee Nirenberg .... scenic artist
Steven R. Paquette .... construction grip
Jessie Pellegrino .... art department assistant
John Pollard .... assistant art director
Mark Pollard .... graphic artist
Stephen Powers .... set dresser
Blythe R.D. Quinlan .... assistant art director
Diane Rich .... scenic artist foreman
Julio Daniel Rodriguez .... set dresser
Nithya Shrinivasan .... assistant art director
Robert Topol .... master scenic artist
M. Tony Trotta .... camera scenic artist
Marie Lynn Wagner .... assistant art director
Dave Weinman .... leadman
Anastasia White .... second art department coordinator
Bentley Wood .... second assistant property master
Polly Wood-Holland .... scenic artist (as Polly Wood Holland)
Denis Zack .... set dresser
William Depaolo .... scenic artist (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Coll Anderson .... sound effects recordist
Brian Bowles .... supervising adr editor
Michael J. Broomberg .... foley artist (as Michael Broomberg)
Michael Feuser .... assistant sound editor
Dann Fink .... adr group coordinator
Mariusz Glabinski .... sound effects editor
Gary A. Hecker .... supervising foley artist (as Gary Hecker)
Harry Higgins .... re-recordist
Paul Hsu .... sound effects editor
Bobby Johanson .... adr mixer
Dan Korintus .... dialogue editor
Tony Lamberti .... re-recording mixer
Anna MacKenzie .... adr editor
Tod A. Maitland .... production sound mixer (as Tod Maitland)
Eric McAllister .... first assistant sound editor
Michael Minkler .... re-recording mixer
Dave Paterson .... sound effects editor (as David Paterson)
Jacob Ribicoff .... sound effects editor
Michael Rivera .... adr recordist
Michael Scott .... boom operator
Warren Shaw .... supervising sound editor
Stuart Stanley .... sound editor
Paul Stevenson .... foley artist
Eric Strausser .... sound effects recordist
Bill Sweeney .... foley editor (as William Sweeney)
Bruce Winant .... adr group coordinator
Jerry Yuen .... sound utility
Kyle Benitez .... adr (uncredited)
P.J. Corvus .... audio technical support (uncredited)
Paul Drenning .... adr mixer (uncredited)
Nerses Gezalyan .... sound mixer (uncredited)
Rebecca Lynn Goldfarb .... adr (uncredited)
Michael Jesmer .... adr recordist (uncredited)
Daniel R. Kerr .... sound effects librarian (uncredited)
Jay Peck .... foley artist (uncredited)
Philip Rogers .... adr recordist (uncredited)
Mark Sheffield .... sound technician (uncredited)
Jason Stasium .... pro tools playback mixer (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Doug Coleman .... special effects
Joe Heffernan .... special effects technician
Steven Kirshoff .... special effects coordinator
 
Visual Effects by
Osvaldo Andreaus .... digital compositor: Big Film Design
Cynthia Angel .... production manager: Gravity
Gordon Antell .... visual effects editor
Ivan Arsic .... matchmove: Gravity
Arsen Arzumanyan .... visual effects artist
John Bair .... visual effects supervisor: Phosphene
Renuka Ballal .... visual effects producer: Phosphene
Randall Balsmeyer .... visual effects supervisor: Big Film Design
Igor Boshoer .... pipeline technical director
Cara Buckley .... senior visual effects producer: Method Studios
Michael Capton .... 3d supervisor
Christian Cardona .... digital compositor
Kate Chappell .... flame assistant
Leslie Chung .... digital compositor
Kyle Cody .... lead compositor: Gravity
Chad E. Collier .... data technician: Method Studios
Vivian Connolly .... visual effects executive producer: Phosphene
J. John Corbett .... digital compositor: Gravity
Sean Curran .... pre-vis lead animator: Gravity
Robert Nicholas Dauphinais .... digital compositor: Method Studios
Scott M. Davids .... visual effects supervisor: Level 256 VFX
Steve Dellerson .... executive producer: Look FX
Brian Di Noto .... lead modeler and match-move artist: Gravity
Luciano DiGeronimo .... digital compositor
Aleksandar Djordjevic .... lead compositor: Method Studios
Zviah Eldar .... visual effects executive producer: Gravity
Josh Elmore .... model/texture artist: Hydraulx
Nicholas Elwell .... visual effects coordinator: Hydraulx
Liza D. Espinas .... visual effects editor
Katherine Filtranti .... visual effects artist: Gravity
Jason Forster .... compositor
Mark Scott Friedman .... digital compositor: Gravity
Dan Giraldo .... junior td: Gravity
Leighton Greer .... senior visual effects producer: Gravity
Miguel A. Guerrero .... modeling supervisor: Hydraulx
Jihyae Ham .... rotoscope artist
Peter Hannert .... executive producer: Stella VFX
Robert Henry .... matchmove artist: Method Studios
Adam Howard .... visual effects consultant
Alexander Jacquet .... digital compositor: Method Studios
Alice Kahn .... visual effects coordinator: Method Studios
David Kirchner .... executive producer: Stella VFX
Seth Kleinberg .... visual effects producer: Level 256
Mathew Krentz .... digital supervisor: LOOK Effects
Erik LaPlant .... cg coordinator: hydraulx
Tram Le .... visual effects producer: method studios
Jae Min Lee .... lighting technical director
Sun Lee .... senior matte painter: Hydraulx
Winston Lee .... digital compositor: Gravity
Ryan Leonard .... compositor: Gravity
Karin Levinson .... executive producer: Gravity
Yuval Levy .... digital effects supervisor: Gravity
Jay Lichtman .... executive producer: Method Studios
Mark Lieberman .... digital compositor
Gregory D. Liegey .... visual effects supervisor: Method Studios
John Mangia .... digital compositor: Gravity
David Marte .... rotoscope artist
Justin Maynard .... matchmove artist: Method Studios
Jamison McCord .... roto/paint: Hydraulx VFX
David Michaels .... character technical director
Bogdan Mihajlovic .... machmove TD: Gravity
Dragan Miokovic .... visual effects artist
Dusko Miokovic .... matchmove: Gravity
Alejandro Monzon .... rotoscope artist
Anton Moss .... digital compositor
Marc Nanjo .... senior compositor: Method Studios
Abbas Naqvi .... visual effects artist
Joseph Oberle .... digital compositor
Goran Ognjanovic .... senior animator: Gravity
Thomas Panayiotou .... lead compositor: Phosphene
Sangdo Park .... visual effects artist
Jale Parsons .... paint/roto artist
Amy Paskow .... digital artist
David Piombino .... digital compositor: Method Studios
Jonathan Podwil .... digital compositor
Eddie Porter .... digital compositor: Big Film Design
Lea Prainsack .... visual effects associate producer: Phosphene
Greg Radcliffe .... digital compositor
Aaron Raff .... visual effects
Jared Reisweber .... lighting/rendering
Jim Rider .... visual effects supervisor: Gravity
Matthew Robertson .... digital compositor
Mark Russell .... visual effects supervisor
Dwight Samuels .... I/O coordinator: Gravity
Heather Saunders .... visual effects coordinator
Laura Sevilla .... digital compositor
Vico Sharabani .... visual effects supervisor: Stella VFX
Tal Shuv .... flame artist: Stella VFX
Jonathan Skabla .... digital compositor: Big Film Design
Jesse Spielman .... digital compositor
Ben Sumner .... digital compositor
Ginger Theisen .... visual effects producer
Paul Tsung .... chief technology officer
Tim Van Horn .... digital compositor
Nancey S. Wallis .... senior digital compositor: Method Studios
Bryan Wengroff .... visual effects coordinator
Jessica Wilson-Silas .... visual effects coordinator (as Jessica Silas)
Scott Winston .... digital compositor
Chi-Min Yang .... lead technical director: lighting (Gravity)
Jd Yepes .... lead compositor
Michael Zavala .... 2D coordinator: Hydraulx VFX
Aliza Corson Chameides .... digital compositor (uncredited)
Boaz Livny .... lighting and rendering technical director: Gravity (uncredited)
Eddie Offermann .... software (uncredited)
Mark Edward Wright .... visual effects editor: Hydraulx (uncredited)
Tom Zils .... digital compositor (uncredited)
 
Stunts
G.A. Aguilar .... stunt player (as George Aguilar)
Bill Anagnos .... stunt player
Chris Barnes .... stunt player
Bobby Beckles .... stunt player (as Bob Beckles)
Nitasha Bhambree .... stunt player
Christiana Blain .... stunt player
Myra 'Dakota' Bown .... stunt player
Jill Brown .... stunt player
Steven Cachie Brown .... stunt player (as Steven Edward Brown)
Tim Buchanan .... stunt player
Paul Bucossi .... stunt player
Jared Burke .... stunt player
Nicole Callender .... stunt player
Virgil Carter .... stunt double: Eddie Murphy
Chris Cenatiempo .... stunt player
John Cenatiempo .... stunt player
Darren Cerullo .... stunt player
Victor Chan .... stunt player
Chris Colombo .... stunt player
George B. Colucci Jr. .... stunt player (as George Colucci)
Blaise Corrigan .... stunt player
Harry Corrigan .... stunt player
William Cote .... stunt player (as William Cote Kruschwitz)
Neimah Djourabchi .... stunt player
Norman Douglass .... stunt player
Peter Epstein .... stunt player
Leon Fearon .... stunt player
Mark Fichera .... stunt player
Stephanie Finochio .... stunt player
Greg Fitzpatrick .... stunt double: Ben Stiller (as Gregory Fitzpatrick)
David Flol .... stunt player
Aja Frary .... stunt player
Edward Gabree .... stunt player
Jerry Lee Gibson .... stunt player
Tony Guida .... stunt player
Gene Harrison .... stunt player
Donald John Hewitt .... stunt player (as Don John Hewitt Jr.)
Jery Hewitt .... stunt coordinator
Stephen Izzi .... stunt player
Thomas La Marche .... stunt player (as Tom Lamarche)
Jennifer Lamb .... stunt player
Roberto Lopez .... stunt player
Jalil Jay Lynch .... stunt player (as Jay Lynch)
Samantha MacIvor .... stunt player
Steve Mack .... stunt player
Ron Maestri .... stunt double
Ian Mclaughlin .... key stunt rigger
Ian Mclaughlin .... stunt driver
Luis Moco .... utility stunts
Declan Mulvey .... stunts
Kimberly Shannon Murphy .... stunt double: Tea Leoni
Victor Paguia .... stunts
Heidi Philipsen .... precision driver
Christopher Place .... stunts
Thomas Place .... stunts
Stephen A. Pope .... stunt coordinator: second unit
Daniel Quintana .... stunt double
J.C. Robaina .... stunt double
Jeremy Sample .... stunts
Derrick Simmons .... stunts
Brian Smyj .... stunt driver
Matthew R. Staley .... stunts
Adam Wood .... stunts
James Thomas Bligh .... stunt driver (uncredited)
Jill Brown .... stunt driver (uncredited)
Tim Buchanan .... stunt driver (uncredited)
William Cote .... stunt driver (uncredited)
Cort Hessler .... stunt driver (uncredited)
Donald John Hewitt .... stunt driver (uncredited)
Katie Letien .... stunts (uncredited)
John E. Mack .... stunts (uncredited)
Aaron Vexler .... stunt double: Matthew Broderick (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Blake Alcantara .... second assistant camera: second unit
John Alcantara .... lighting technician
Manuel Billeter .... camera operator: "b" camera
Thomas Calandrillo .... super techno crane operator
Vincent Camuto .... video playback operator
Mark Cyr .... video/computer playback engineer
James Daly .... film loader: second unit
Julian J. Delacruz .... assistant camera
Jack Donnelly .... camera operator
Jay Fortune .... gaffer
Kevin Gilligan .... grip
Andrew Hamilton .... loader
Arthur Herman .... video assist operator
Matthew Jacobs .... grip: construction
Lukasz Jogalla .... director of photography: second unit
Glenn Kaplan .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Meg Kettell .... second assistant camera: "a" camera
David Lee .... still photographer
William MacGhee .... electrician
Michael C. Maronna .... shop electric
Diana Matos .... film loader: second unit
Lance Mayer .... libra head technician
Brian McClean .... best boy electric
John McIntyre .... additional second assistant camera
Paul C. McKenna .... technician: Technocrane
Doug Meils .... video playback operator
Richard A. Mitchell .... electrician
John J. Moers .... documentary cameraman
Evan Nelson .... techno crane technician
John Nijhawan .... grip
David Norris .... aerial camera operator
David Norris .... aerial director of photography
George Patsos .... key grip
Guillaume Renberg .... libra head operator
Stuart Rogers .... grip
Louis Sabat .... grip
Daniel D. Sariano .... assistant camera: second unit
David Satin .... digital imaging technician
Chris Silano .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Mike Sime .... video/computer playback engineer
Craig Striano .... scorpio crane technician
David J. Thompson .... camera operator: "a" camera
David J. Thompson .... steadicam operator
Joel Tishcoff .... dimmer board operator
Joel Tishcoff .... light board operator
Jason Velez .... stage rigging gaffer
Wilson Webb .... still photographer
Peter Wu .... videographer
Ernest Yurich .... grip
Mike Yurich .... best boy grip
 
Casting Department
Rori Bergman .... casting associate
Melissa Chusid .... casting assistant
Veronika Lee Daddona .... extras casting assistant (as Veronika Daddona)
Anne Reeves .... casting assistant
Jennifer Sabel .... casting director: background
William Smiley .... extras casting
Bruce Winant .... adr voice casting
Grant Wilfley .... extras casting (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Ngina Bowen .... additional costumer
Danielle Cadorette .... head tailor
Sabrina Calley .... set costumer
Troy David .... costume ager/dyer
Kate Edwards .... costume supervisor
Sandi Figueroa .... costumer: Eddie Murphy
Arianna Gallo .... costume production assistant
Emily Gunshor .... assistant costume designer
Christina Hribar .... costume coordinator
Meghan Kasperlik .... assistant costume designer
Marie A. MacDougall .... costume assistant
Tim McKelvey .... costumer
Ariel Meade .... additional costume production assistant
Edward Ryan .... production assistant: costume department
Edward Ryan .... wardrobe production assistant
Lawrence Bell .... tailor (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Angel L. Acevedo III .... post-production technician: dailies
Mara Barbierato .... post-production assistant
Leslie Bautsch .... post-production coordinator
Pete Conlin .... post production
Sean Dunckley .... colorist: dailies
Peggy Eghbalian .... additional editor
Jonathan Hoffman .... post production
Chris Jackson .... first assistant editor
Michael Landon .... digital intermediate editor
Ginger Marley .... post-production assistant
Rebekah Parmer .... post-production assistant
Jim Passon .... color timer
Chad Schermerhorn .... dailies assistant
Stefan Sonnenfeld .... digital intermediate colorist
Seth Weinman .... post-production technician
 
Music Department
Amjad Albasel .... composer: stock music
Nancy Allen .... music editor
Leo Birenberg .... score coordinator
Fernand Bos .... music editor
Matt Chamberlain .... soundtrack
Tim Davies .... orchestrator
George Doering .... musician
Peter Erskine .... musician
Tony Finno .... music preparation
Mick Gormaley .... associate music editor
Mark Graham .... midi transcriptions
Charles Martin Inouye .... temp music editor
Mike Knobloch .... music executive
Jeremy Levy .... orchestrator
Larry Mah .... digital score recordist
Katherine Gordon Miller .... assistant music editor
Jake Monaco .... composer: additional music
Jake Monaco .... score producer
Victor Pesavento .... music preparation
Ruwanga 'Ru' Samath .... composer: additional music
Jason Stasium .... pre record engineer
Casey Stone .... music scoring mixer
Jeremy Sweet .... background music
Benjamin Wallfisch .... conductor
 
Transportation Department
Dan Buckman .... driver
Robert Buckman .... transportation co-captain
Fred Herndon .... transportation
Michael Hyde .... transportation coordinator
Mark Steiger .... picture car: driver
 
Other crew
Jared Acosta .... stand-in
Ramona Adair .... set production assistant
Liz Adams .... production assistant
Malcolm Alston .... location assistant
Giuseppe Ardizzone .... set production assistant
Sam Arthurs .... armorer
Craig Austin .... stand-in
Arusha Baker .... additional set production assistant
Tanya Barringer .... executive assistant: Bill Carraro
Anne C. Beagan .... technical adviser
Gavin J. Behrman .... production accountant
Jeanne Bernhard .... additional set production assistant: second unit
Mithun Bhat .... production assistant
alexander Borukhov .... production assistant
Katherine Bralower .... adr loop group
Brian Cantaldi .... construction accountant
Nick Carraro .... production assistant
Al Cerullo .... helicopter pilot
Blaine Chou .... production assistant
Christina Chow .... production assistant
Paulette D. Clark .... accounting assistant
Richard Connors .... location scout
Ryan Alan Dearth .... set production assistant
David DeCicco .... additional production assistant
Katherine DeJesus .... second assistant accountant
Bryant Donohue .... set production assistant
Stephen J. Douglas .... production assistant
Athenas Duché .... production staff
Nicholas Fabiano .... assistant to Ms. Szohr
Sarah Fairchild .... staff production assistant: first team
D.R. Farquharson .... project manager: Deluxe Digital Cinema
Erin Feeley .... additional script supervisor
Ryan Ferguson .... assistant location manager
Jammie Glenn .... location production assistant
Kyle Gorjanc .... set production assistant
Jose F. Guerrero .... location scout
Christopher Hall .... production assistant: reshoots
Michael Hall .... production assistant: additional photography
Erin Hallbauer .... location coordinator
Zoe Hartman .... production assistant
Corri Hopkins .... assistant location manager: parade unit
Diane Hounsell .... additional script supervisor
Jonathan Hurwitz .... production office intern
Amanda Jabes .... payroll assistant
Jule Ann Jappe .... assistant location manager
Nicole Johnson .... stand-in for Gabourey
Matthew Kania .... location scout
Ben Katz .... second unit production assistant
Martin Kitrosser .... script supervisor
Beau Kline .... additional set production assistant
Michael Kriaris .... location manager
Steven Lafferty .... key set production assistant
Lindsey Lefkow .... assistant production office coordinator
Adam Levy .... lead medic
Alison Li .... production office assistant
Rebecca Lindsey .... set production assistant
Anthony Lote .... production assistant
Brendan C. Lynch .... additional production assistant
Ron Maestri .... swimming double
Suk Yi Mar .... location manager: parade
Dee Martin .... production assistant
Timothy Martin .... staff set production assistant: second unit
Carol McConnaughey .... unit publicist
John Merchant .... assistant production coordinator
Cameron Morton .... production assistant
Dawn Mountain .... travel coordinator
Kasia Nabialczyk .... assistant: Brett Ratner
Sean C. Nattini .... office production assistant
Robbie Neigeborn .... stand-in: Casey Afleck
Robert Noonan .... location scout
Howard Nourmand .... main title design by
Sean Oliver .... adr loop group
Diego Daniel Pardo .... dialect coach: Ms. Sidibe
Monica Perez Gelbman .... post-production accountant
Becky Phillips .... production assistant
Anthony Pizzini .... office production assistant
Drew Ritson .... production assistant: reshoot
Allison Robin .... product placement and clearances
Matthew Roper .... set medic
Edward Ryan .... production assistant
Howard Samuelsohn .... dialect coach
Mindy Silberman .... set production assistant: second unit
Julie Solomon .... location scout
Benton Stephens .... accounting clerk
Rebecca Thomas .... stand-in
Rob Tode .... stand-in: Ben Stiller
Shane Tunney .... additional production assistant
Christian Vogeler .... production assistant
Chris von Hoffmann .... production assistant
Ryder Washburn .... armorer
Jamie Waxman .... second assistant accountant
Randy Webster .... personal assistant to eddie murphy
Rebecca White .... first assistant accountant
William Henderson White .... stand-in: Alan Alda
Meghan K. Wicker .... production coordinator
Kit Wiitanen .... production assistant
Danielle Zloto .... assistant to Brian Grazer
Douglas N. Honorof .... dialect coach: Casey Affleck (uncredited)
Michael Perilstein .... adr loop group (uncredited)
Gabriel Rush .... additional voices (uncredited)
 
Thanks
John Cheng .... special thanks
Roman Polanski .... special thanks
Jerry Stoeffhaas .... special thanks
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"Penthouse" - Japan (English title) (imdb display title)
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MPAA:
Rated PG-13 for language and sexual content
Runtime:
104 min
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Argentina:13 | Canada:PG (Ontario) | Canada:G (Quebec) | Germany:12 | Hong Kong:IIA | India:A | Ireland:12A | Italy:T | Japan:G | Malaysia:PG-13 | Netherlands:12 | Norway:7 | Philippines:PG-13 (MTRCB) | Portugal:M/12 | Singapore:PG13 | Singapore:NC-16 (DVD rating) (Blu-ray) | South Korea:12 | Sweden:7 | Switzerland:10 (canton of Geneva) | Switzerland:10 (canton of Vaud) | UK:12A | USA:PG-13 (certificate #47138)

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The signing on of Ben Stiller as the lead was instrumental in coaxing Eddie Murphy back to the project.See more »
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Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): The 1912 chess game Shaw references while talking to Kovacs is a real game, although rather than playing it out as he claims, Levitsky resigned after Marshall moved his Queen, realizing checkmate was inevitable. Additionally, the term "Marshall Swindle" did not originate solely from that game, but rather from Frank Marshall's well known tactic of giving his opponent a seemingly decisive advantage, only to storm back out of nowhere to "swindle" them out of the victory. Another well known "Marshall Swindle" occurred in 1904.See more »
Quotes:
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Josh Kovacs:Several years ago, he was asked to manage all your pensions. Right now, they're saying that anyone who invested with Mr Shaw has been frauded.
Odessa Montero:Did he get your money too?
Josh Kovacs:...Yeah. He did.
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References Frankenstein (1931)See more »
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6 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
A rarity, a Hollywood comedy that is actually funny, 4 August 2012
Author: julian-mumford from New Zealand

Josh Kovaks (Ben Stiller) is the perfect employee. Managing a high end apartment skyscraper in New York, his team look after and cater for all the foibles of their rich charges.

Living in the penthouse suite with a rooftop swimming pool emblazoned with a Dollar Bill mosaic is Arthur Shaw (Alan Alda), a wealthy financier with Steve McQueen's Ferrari in his living room.

How did it get up there, they took it apart and moved it piece by piece, subtle this is not.

Josh plays online chess with Arthur, likes him and entrusts the employees pension fund to him to "double their money", unbeknown to his work colleagues.

With a story ripped from recent headlines, Shaw is soon in trouble with the FBI, notably pretty detective (Tea Leoni). Subsequently, the employees are left searching for their lost pension funds turning the movie into a "let's get even" escapade.

Josh is largely loyal but when rattled he can and does takes matters into his own hands, vintage car aficionados should look away.

Following subsequent events, we are left with a larcenous but incompetent gang of six. Likable and nominally in charge Josh, Charlie (Casey Affleck) who is not much good at anything but has a pregnant wife and extreme motivation. New boy Enrique (Michael Pena) who is not the brightest bulb, Slick (Eddie Murphy) supposed criminal mastermind but none of the above. Odessa, a chambermaid with a bizarre Jamaican accent and a handy sideline in safe-cracking (Gabourey Siibe) and lastly, Mr Fitzhugh (Matthew Broderick), depressed, straitlaced, crumpled ex-banker and ex-apartment owner.

We are all set for a decent farce with elements of drama, however the movie is set for fun and mostly delivers.

This a rare Hollywood comedy that is actually funny. Whether the group are planning their heist using Lego, getting distracted with Female Sexuality issues or breaking off mid heist to walk a residents pet dog.

Overall of course it's all very silly and preposterous but it is good to see Eddie Murphy funny again, his sequence with Odessa, as she teaches him the in's and out's of safe-cracking is well done. Stiller largely plays the straight-man, allowing the others to bounce their comedic lines off him. Matthew Broderick is perhaps the standout, managing to make Mr Fitzhugh both sad and funny at the same time, Broderick's comedic timing used to great effect.

It is good to see Judd Hirsch on the big screen, getting a few good scenes as the overall building boss. Alan Alda also lifts the film with his considerable talents bought to bear on the smarmy Mr Shaw.

Like any comedy caper, the tone needs to be right and the project is very much a light soufflé but Director Brett Ratner manages to pull off the various elements, to make this a fun night in.

Summary

That rare event, a Hollywood comedy that manages to both entertain and provide a light sprinkling of social commentary.

The film is largely designed to be a crowd pleaser and largely fulfils that role admirably http://julesmoviereviews.blogspot.co.nz/

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