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Writer (WGA):
Matthew Chapman (written by)
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Release Date:
26 May 2011 (Belarus) See more »
One life. One chance. One step.
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)

Charlie Hunnam ... Gavin Nichols

Terrence Howard ... Det. Hollis Lucetti

Liv Tyler ... Shana Harris

Patrick Wilson ... Joe Harris

Jaqueline Fleming ... Angela Lucetti

Christopher Gorham ... Chris (as Chris Gorham)

Maxine Greco ... Consuela

Geraldine Singer ... Doctor

Dean J. West ... Frank (as Dean West)

Jillian Batherson ... Harper

Tyler Humphrey ... Jimmy

Mike Pniewski ... Lt. Markowitz

Katia Gomez ... Selena
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Monica Acosta ... Housekeeper (uncredited)
Chris Angerdina ... Detective (uncredited)
Maverick Boudreaux ... Cameraman (uncredited)
Ashley Braud ... News Anchor Patricia Wilson (uncredited)

Sean Paul Braud ... Cop (uncredited)
Thomas C. Daniel ... Cop (uncredited)

Amber L DeVos ... Woman Walking in Street (uncredited)
Brianna Dufrene ... Gail (uncredited)
Amber Gaiennie ... News Anchor (uncredited)

Jason Lumberjack Johnson ... Police Officer (uncredited)
Don Lincoln ... Man on Street (uncredited)
Melody Noel ... Girl with Dog (uncredited)
Mark Rayner ... Bus rider (uncredited)
Alyssa Tate ... Young Girl (uncredited)

Nathan Alan Thomas ... Cameraman (uncredited)
Cindy Williamson ... Downtown Bystander (uncredited)
John T. Wilson Jr. ... Police Officer (uncredited)

Directed by
Matthew Chapman 
Writing credits
Matthew Chapman (written by)

Produced by
Faisal S. Al-Saud .... executive producer (as Prince Faisal S. Al-Saud)
Christian Arnold-Beutel .... executive producer
Taylor Clyne .... co-executive producer
Mark Damon .... producer
Moshe Diamant .... producer
Ortwin Freyermuth .... executive producer
Terrence Howard .... co-executive producer
Katherine MacLean .... assistant producer
Michael Mailer .... producer
Katherine Owens .... co-producer
James Portolese .... associate producer
Bobby Ranghelov .... executive producer
Steven Saxton .... executive producer
Marcus Schöfer .... executive producer
Tilo Seiffert .... executive producer
Matt Sinnreich .... associate producer
Katerina Slantcheva .... associate producer
Tamara Stuparich de la Barra .... executive producer
Nick Thurlow .... executive producer
Olga Tymshan .... associate producer
Franklin A. Vallette .... line producer
Matthias Visser .... co-producer
Gregory M. Walker .... executive producer
Original Music by
Nathan Barr 
Cinematography by
Bobby Bukowski 
Film Editing by
Alex Hall 
Anne McCabe 
Casting by
Avy Kaufman 
Shannon Makhanian 
Production Design by
James A. Gelarden 
Art Direction by
Jason Baldwin Stewart  (as Jason E. Baldwin)
Set Decoration by
Andrew W. Bofinger 
Costume Design by
Jillian Ann Kreiner  (as Jillian Kreiner)
Makeup Department
Kimberly Amacker .... makeup department head
Danielle Barkat .... key makeup artist
Marcos Gonzales .... department head hair
Sherri B. Hamilton .... key hair stylist (as Sherri Hamilton)
Production Management
Charles Rapp .... production supervisor
Franklin A. Vallette .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Ben Ledoux .... second assistant director
Tommy Martin .... first assistant director (as Tom Martin)
Sherman Shelton Jr. .... second second assistant director
Art Department
Brandon Briscoe .... scenic
Jonathan Cappel .... set dresser
Matthew Gatlin .... property master
Sam Jacobs .... on-set dresser
Jodie Jones .... carpenter
Michael F. LeBlanc Jr. .... set dresser
Dallas Montgomery .... construction coordinator
Scotty Morris .... leadman
Jason Oertling .... lead scenic
Danielle Poret .... art department coordinator
Perry James Trentacosta .... carpenter
Elliot Westphal .... assistant property master
Greg White .... carpenter
Sound Department
Clay Achee .... foley artist
Michael Baird .... supervising sound editor
Sean Byrne .... sound
Roberto Cappannelli .... re-recording mixer
Cameron O. Galloway .... adr editor
Cameron O. Galloway .... dialogue editor
Hana L. Hart .... foley engineer
Steven Iba .... adr mixer
Paul Knox .... foley mixer
Ryan Chase Lee .... foley artist
Jordan Lewis .... sound utility
Andrew McPeters .... sound
Michael Russo .... sound mixer
Chris Terhune .... assistant sound editor
Visual Effects by
Chevy Chen .... visual effects coordinator
Chris Faczek .... visual effects artist
Nick Guth .... digital compositor
Matt McElroy .... visual effects artist
Danny Cosmo .... stunt coordinator
Chris J. Fanguy .... stunt rigger
Jeff Galpin .... stunt rigger
Durk Tyndall .... utility stunts
John Zimmerman .... stunt rigger
Camera and Electrical Department
Cook Allender .... still photographer
Gerard Bartley .... lighting technician
Adam Beard .... grip
Maxwell Beard .... grip
Phil Beard .... grip
Lawles Bourque .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Guy Broussard .... set lighting technician
Neil Chartier .... first assistant camera
Traci Chartier .... second assistant camera (as Traci Chappell)
Jarrid Clinkinbeard .... lighting technician
Joe Datri .... remote head technician
Gonzalo Gonzalez .... best boy electric
Josh Harrison .... steadicam operator
Richard Landry .... grip
Drew Langhart .... epk camera operator
Yaron Levy .... cinematographer: second unit
David J. Lukinovich Jr. .... electrician
Ronald 'Ronnie' Martin .... electrician
Hilda Mercado .... additional photography
Allen Parks .... gaffer
Kennith G. Smith .... "a" dolly grip
Wells A. Smith .... key grip
Stephen Vicari .... camera loader
Casting Department
Brent Caballero .... casting director: louisiana
Hank Langlois .... extras casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Hannah Gates .... seamstress
Shonta T. McCray .... set costumer
Nori Musarra .... costume supervisor
Michelle Toledo .... key costumer
Kasey Bazil Young .... costumer: Terrance Howard (as Kasey C. Bazil)
Editorial Department
Tricia Chiarenza .... color timer
Andrew Drazek .... assistant editor
Stacey England .... dailies
Sue Gates .... digital intermediate colorist
Samantha Housman .... post-production coordinator
Zara Park .... digital intermediate producer (as Zara Roberts)
Erin Nicole Wyatt .... second assistant editor
Location Management
Katie Calhoon .... location manager
Alan Crawford .... assistant location manager
Kayla Gueho .... location assistant
Vanessa Hickey .... location scout
William Maursky .... location scout
Willard Pennington .... location assistant
Music Department
Joel J. Richard .... music scoring mixer
Andy Ross .... music supervisor
Lisbeth Scott .... co-songwriter
Mark Skillingberg .... music editor
Transportation Department
Morris Aroesti .... picture car coordinator
Morris Aroesti .... transportation coordinator
Reggie Louque .... driver
Chris Pedersen .... driver
Christopher Weippert .... driver generator operator
Other crew
Heather Babineaux .... key craft service
Liz Barker .... production assistant
Frank Barnett .... set production assistant
Lamonte Bell .... payroll accountant
Josef Brandmaier .... structured finance by
Jarred Coates .... electronic press kit
Scott Collette .... development manager: Foresight
Hope Demling .... production secretary
Chelsea Donison .... basecamp p.a.
Joy Ellison .... dialect coach
Tal Fiala .... account executive
Hazen S. Finnerty Jr. .... key set medic
Drew Guillory .... epk cameraman
Joe M. Hagg .... production secretary
Ashley Elizabeth Hebert .... stand-in (as Ashley Hebert)
Kelly Migdon .... assistant to Mr. Wilson
Emily Morrow .... production coordinator
Jennifer Nguyen .... assistant: Mark Damon
Tyler Russell .... stand-in
Saree Schaefer .... assistant: Ms. Tyler
Ken Smith .... second assistant accountant
Joe Statham .... assistant to mr. chapman
Nicole Staudenmaier .... script supervisor
Anthony Yuse .... set production assistant
Huma Khan .... legal post production (uncredited)
Dick Chapman .... dedicatee
Ben Duncan .... dedicatee
Constantinos Isaias .... special thanks
Tony Lipp .... the producers wish to thank
Alexia Vassiliou .... special thanks

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Rated R for sexuality, language and some violent content
USA:101 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

The Ledge, which features an outspoken atheist lead, played in 50 territories around the world, including Indonesia and Turkey. At the time of its release in Indonesia, Alexander Aan was being prosecuted under the country's blasphemy laws for saying he did not believe in God on Facebook and was later sentenced to two and a half years in prison. In Turkey, where the film was also playing, internationally known classical pianist Fazil Say (who often plays with the New York Philharmonic) was being prosecuted for "insulting Islam,' and was sentenced to 10 months in prison suspended for 5 years, essentially gagging him. (The sentence was overturned two years later). Regular audience members and associates of the accused in both countries contacted the director to ask for his support.See more »
Continuity: At 1:12:27 into the movie, as the camera pans to Gavin on the ledge talking to Hollis, the sun is high casting only a partial shadow ton the gray building in the background. The camera then switches to just Hollis looking out of the window, and when it goes back to show Gavin again, the shadow on the gray building behind him covers it almost completely. But the next two times we see Gavin at the same spot the shadow moves back and forth, revealing that the scenes were shot earlier but cut in for the sake of the narrative.See more »
[first lines]
Det. Hollis Lucetti:Yeah, I'm not really sure I even want to do this. But this couple down at the precinct, they've been at me for this for a year now, and I've known them for 15 years, I mean, John and Jane Connelly, they're real good people, but you know, they can't have kids, so he goes, you know, "If I had a child I'd want to be like Hollis", aw shoot, I don't even know why...
Doctor:Mr. Lucetti. Mr. Lucetti.
Det. Hollis Lucetti:I'm sorry, I'm sorry, I'm just so nervous. This ain't my normal routine. You know, in a jar before breakfast.
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82 out of 128 people found the following review useful.
A grand film, 8 July 2011
Author: papasmrf667 from Manhattan, KS

First off I am an atheist, so I was anxiously awaiting this. I have actually been experiencing old friends and family coming to me asking what happened to make me lose my faith. Nothing I say over and over then launch in to explaining everything again. This movie was phenomenal and now I can say "hey you know what, go watch the ledge"

I thought all the characters seemed believable, both in their lines and beliefs. The storytelling bounces around a bit which I love, it allows you to make assumptions and try to figure everything out before its revealed.

I thoroughly enjoyed watching The Ledge, and I plan on buying it on DVD so I can lend it to people. I can only hope that this does alright and more atheist protagonists are created.

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