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Man on a Ledge (2012)

PG-13  |   |  Action, Crime, Thriller  |  27 January 2012 (USA)
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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Barbara Marineau ...
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Father Leo
Janice Ackerman
Prison Guard
Desk Sergeant
Cop - Bullhorn
Jack Dougherty (as Ed Burns)
Cop - Room (as John Solo)


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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


If you do the time, you may as well do the crime. See more »


Action | Crime | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

27 January 2012 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Al borde del abismo  »

Box Office


$42,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


$18,600,911 (USA) (24 February 2012)

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Amy Adams was considered for the role of Lydia. See more »


The bird droppings on the ledge disappear and reappear between shots. See more »


[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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Crazy Credits

The Summit logo at the beginning has a background of New York skyscrapers on it. See more »


Referenced in Danville 2nd Ward Young Men: St. Anthony June 2013 (2013) See more »


She's Mine
Written by Kyle Kelso
Performed by Sugardrive
Courtesy of Big Brownstone Prod, LLC
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User Reviews

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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