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Empire State (2013)

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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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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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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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

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30 August 2013 (Taiwan)  »

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$11,000,000 (estimated)
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At the end of the movie it's stated they're still missing $11 million to this date and coincidentally the budget of the movie was also $11 million. See more »

Goofs

While Chris, Eddie, Mike, and Jimmy are sitting in the diner booth, Jimmy pushes a plate of potatoes toward Eddie, telling him to eat them. Seconds later, after the cut, the plate is back in front of Jimmy. See more »

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

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Written by Craig Bartock, Richard Markmann, Daniel Pinella, & Chris Wagner
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What time is it, Dwayne?
24 August 2013 | by (Denmark) – See all my reviews

Suitable for late night television only. Too slow and too boring. Don't pay money to watch this. There's a lot of potential, though. The story is actually quite interesting and the acting is not half bad. However, the potential is never unleashed, unfortunately.

I gave up on this flick when I noticed that Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson was wearing a brand new, present day digital Casio G-Shock watch. He was wearing it throughout the entire movie, although the story is set in the eighties, more than 30 years ago!

This little flaw illustrates the ambitions of both the actor, the crew, the director and also the overall quality of the movie very well, in my opinion.


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