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Man on a Ledge (2012)

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As a police psychologist works to talk down an ex-con who is threatening to jump from a Manhattan hotel rooftop, the biggest diamond heist ever committed is in motion.

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Manager
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Valet
Barbara Marineau ...
Screaming Woman
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Psychiatrist
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Father Leo
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Janice Ackerman
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Prison Guard
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Desk Sergeant
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Jack Dougherty (as Ed Burns)
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Cop - Room (as John Solo)
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Storyline

An ex-cop turned con threatens to jump to his death from a Manhattan hotel rooftop. The nearest New York Police officer immediately responds to a screaming woman and calls dispatch. More Officers arrive with SWAT and tactical command along with fire-fighters. The police then dispatch a police psychologist personally requested to talk him down from the ledge. However, things aren't as they seem. Written by Anonymous

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police | diamond | hotel | rooftop | woman | See All (196) »

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A desperate man. The ultimate crime See more »

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Action | Crime | Thriller

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Rated PG-13 for violence and brief strong language | See all certifications »

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27 January 2012 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Al borde del abismo  »

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Budget:

$42,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$8,001,932 (USA) (27 January 2012)

Gross:

$18,600,911 (USA) (24 February 2012)
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Sam Worthington helped kick start Man on a Ledge into production when he expressed early interest in the script. Worthington partially admits to being intrigued by the role because of his fear of heights, and the majority of the scenes on the ledge were set to be shot on the real ledge of the Roosevelt Hotel, over 200 feet above 45th Street in midtown Manhattan. See more »

Goofs

A short while after Lydia first offers him a cigarette, Nick moves almost to the corner of the building to communicate with Joey and Angie. In a cut to ground level with Suzie Morales and her cameraman, there's a shot up to the ledge where a figure clearly stands right next to the open window. In the next close-up, Nick's back near the corner. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Manager: Good morning, sir.
Nick Cassidy: Last name's Walker.
Manager: Yes. Mr. Walker. Room 2105, South Tower. Great view. We also have a larger unit available on the east side, I can offer you at the same price.
Nick Cassidy: No, I think I'll stick with the view.
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The Summit logo at the beginning has a background of New York skyscrapers on it. See more »

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Referenced in The Screenwriter (2012) See more »

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Police On My Back
Written by Eddy Grant
Performed by The Clash
Courtesy of Sony Music Entertainment (UK) Limited
By arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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Not fabulous but better than I expected
4 January 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I had seen one preview for this film, and it didn't appeal to me at all. Even the title seemed completely unimaginative, like it was a shortened elevator pitch. However, I had a chance to see it as a sneak preview, and I thought, "Well, you can't go terribly wrong with Jamie Bell, Anthony Mackie, and Ed Harris, and I haven't seen Ed Burns in anything for awhile. Besides, it's free. What the heck?"

Well, the movie was, on occasion, kind of ridiculous, and it had a typically predictable ending. Also, Sam Worthington couldn't maintain his American accent; whenever he started yelling, he sounded very Australian. Still, the movie has more strengths than weaknesses, and I even had a couple of gasps and then relieved relaxes. Certainly not the best action movie I've seen, but far from the worst either. It's a decent popcorn flick, a good option if you want a movie that isn't completely mindless but doesn't make your brain hurt either.


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