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Empire State (2013)

R  |   |  Action, Crime, Drama  |  30 August 2013 (Taiwan)
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Two childhood friends plan to rob an armored car depository. An NYPD officer stands in their way.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Mike Dimitriu
Eleni (as Shenae Grimes)
Phil Johnson (as Kevin 'Lucky' Johnson)


After failing to get into the police academy, Chris Potamitis (Liam Hemsworth), settles for a security guard job with the EMPIRE STATE Armored Truck Company. Chris makes the mistake of mentioning the company's lax security to his best friend, Eddie (Michael Angarano), and is soon unwittingly drawn into an elaborate scheme to rob the abundant amounts of cash being stored there - resulting in the largest cash heist in U.S. History. As the stakes continue to rise, Chris and Eddie must outwit James Ransone (Dwayne Johnson), the veteran NYPD Detective that is hot on their trail, as well as the local crime bosses that want to know who pulled a job on their turf, or suffer the consequences. Written by Lionsgate

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Rated R for violence and pervasive language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

30 August 2013 (Taiwan)  »

Also Known As:

Asalto al furgón blindado  »

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$11,000,000 (estimated)

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Both Paul-Ben Victor & Chris Diamantopoulos have each played Moe Howard in different movies about the three stooges. See more »


(at around 55 mins) Chris is watching the guards leave on the monitors, the clock above shows 8:06. He then hears the boys breaking into the cash house through the roof, he gets up from his chair, looks back at the monitors, the clock now shows 8:04. See more »


[repeated line]
Chris: I fucked up.
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References Poltergeist (1982) See more »


Dreaming of Greece
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Slow start, slow middle, boring.
29 August 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Of all movies that the Rock has be in, he's been pretty great. This movie is a different story.

This.... Well, the beginning was a a time warped bore fest. The overall movie was so horribly boring that we had to shut it off about 3/4 through it. Well, we shut it off after we got up to go find something more entertaining to do. We expected better, but the story line drug too much, with no catchy parts to it. Period. I'm not easily bored with a movie, but this was a first.

We thought this would be adventurous, dangerous, catchy. It was none.

Don't waste your money on this movie.

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