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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
Craig Leydecker ...
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:

Velika pljačka  »

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$11,000,000 (estimated)

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2.35 : 1
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It is based on a true life story. See more »


Detective James Ransome is watching Chris and Eddie in the car park following the robbery, he's wearing a late model G Shock watch. G Shocks were invented in 1983 but the style of watch was square until 1990. See more »


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


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One of the worst heist movie
2 October 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This has got to be one of the worst heist movies I have ever seen. Usually I just try to go with the flow since it's just a movie. But the really dumb aspects of this movie just really becomes overbearing after a while. It does start out okay, with some decent acting. It even has a good cast, although only one of them seemed to be actually trying. After viewing it though, it just seemed like a movie where the actors just came together in order to make a few quick bucks. The writer of this movie did a horrendous job, I am not sure if they intentionally decided to make a bad movie for the audiences to roast upon. But I got zero enjoyment out of this and got really boring and slow really really quickly. None of the characters are likable or even interesting. Watching this movie just made me angry, it's not even a okay way to pass the time even if you have nothing to do. Just pass on this one, there are better heist movies out there. Heck there are way better straight to DVD movies out there.


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