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The Ledge (2011)

 -  Drama | Thriller  -  26 May 2011 (Belarus)
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A police officer looks to talk down a young man lured by his lover's husband to the ledge of a high rise, where he has one hour to contemplate a fateful decision.

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A thriller in which a battle of philosophies between a fundamentalist Christian and an atheist escalates into a lethal battle of wills. Ultimately, as a test of faith, or lack of it, the believer forces the non-believer onto the ledge of a tall building. He then has one hour to make a choice between his own life and someone else's. Without faith in an afterlife, will he be capable of such a sacrifice? Written by Foresight

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ledge | christian | atheist | police | guitar | See more »

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One life. One chance. One step.

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Drama | Thriller

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Rated R for sexuality, language and some violent content | See all certifications »

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Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$5,176 (USA) (8 July 2011)

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$5,176 (USA) (8 July 2011)
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The film's premise is somewhat similar of the Stephen King short story, also called "The Ledge". See more »

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During the title credits in the beginning of the movie, it shows the night till next day morning, but the clock of the church shows steady time 8.55 during entire scene. See more »

Quotes

Gavin Nichols: [after Shana tells Gavin she and Joe are going to a new church that does missionary work in Uganda, that's against smoking, drinking, immodest dress for women and secular music]
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Gavin Nichols: Jesus Christ. Restrings your guitar one day, stops you from playing it the next.
Shana Harris: You're so flippant, aren't you? You have no idea what it's like to lose everything and to try and put it all back together again.
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Featured in Conan: An Atheist Named Faith (2011) See more »

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Not just for atheists
16 July 2011 | by See all my reviews

It has been called the Brokeback Mountain for atheists, but the new Matthew Chapman film, The Ledge is not a film about atheism at all. It is a suspenseful story about life and death, love and loss.

Over all, I think The Ledge is a very entertaining mainstream movie with some great theological discussions mixed in. You don't have to be an atheist to enjoy this film any more than you have to be a Catholic to enjoy the movie, The Exorcist. But if you are an atheist, you might enjoy some of the discussions between Gavin and Joe a little more than most.

I loved the complexity of the characters and how I was able to identify with each one at one point or another in the film. I could even sympathize with Joe, who is at first not a likable character throughout much of the film. I loved the suspense and the great conversations between all the characters.


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