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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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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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Jack Dougherty (as Ed Burns)
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Cop - Room (as John Solo)

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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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$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 »

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When Lydia Mercer is talking to Ackerman in the hotel room, she's holding an orange coffeecup. In some shots you see the front side of that cup with a logo. In other shots you see the back with a barcode. See more »

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[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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References Fourteen Hours (1951) See more »

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Symphony 103 in E Flat Major (2nd Movement)
Written by Joseph Haydn
Performed by Moscow Studio Symphony Orchestra (as Moscow Symphony)
Courtesy of Denon Classics/Selectracks/Bug Music
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Man on ledge = viewer on edge
22 June 2012 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

Don't be put off by the rather boring title, this is a quirky little movie that works quite well and will give acrophobics a dizzying run for their money.

I have to say that I figured a movie in which the plot revolves around some guy on a ledge would be relatively slow paced. However the film is in fact surprisingly fast-paced with the viewer largely unaware of the underlying plot even as our man steps out on to his ledge.

The characters and their parts in the plot are revealed as we go, with plenty to keep the viewer on the edge of their seat as our disgraced ex-cop dangles precariously on his ledge.

The revelations come thick and fast, and at one point you may well be asking yourself whether there are actually any good cops in this movie (luckily for our "jumper", there are!).

There is one really good action scene/stunt in the movie which is difficult to describe without ticking the "spoiler" box so I will leave you to discover what was for me the best jaw-dropping moment of the film.

And just in case anyone reading this review has already watched the movie and was wondering, Genesis Rodriguez stripping down to her underwear was my second best jaw-dropper scene (sad, I know!)

Not an epic but a nevertheless entertaining movie that is well worth watching, and there is even a nice little twist towards the end.


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