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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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Storyline

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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30 August 2013 (Taiwan)  »

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Empire State: O Assalto  »

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$11,000,000 (estimated)
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First film directed by Dito Montiel that doesn't feature Channing Tatum. See more »

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The New York State License plate displayed on the Firebird was not released by the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles until 2010. To be accurate for the period it should have been a solid yellow license plate with blue lettering. The plate featured in the movie is known as the Nostalgia series. See more »

Quotes

Walterson: You'll be workin' nights here now.
Chris: What? Why?
Walterson: You gave those guys on the streets guns to shoot people who show up with other guns.
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References Poltergeist (1982) See more »

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Save Their Souls
Written by Hamilton Bohannon
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Worth a watch, about 6.5-7.0 movie
24 August 2013 | by (Netherlands) – See all my reviews

When I saw the rating on IMDb it kinda put me off watching this film. Usually anything that rates lower than a 6.0 on here is actually pulp, IMDb works great that way. Pulp is OK every once in a while so I still sometimes watch some of those films if I like the cast or the storyline, however I usually draw the line at anything below 5.0 cause it's mostly just a complete waste of time.

Made an exception for this though after seeing the cast and reading the story outline, I thought how bad can it be, so I decided to find out.

I was pleasantly surprised, at no point was this film hard to watch or boring to me, just an OK thriller like many others that is worth watching even if it's not blowing your mind away. I would say it deserves about the same rating as 'man on a ledge' or 'alphadog' or 'savages'.

Anyway maybe there's some hate in some of these reviews because of some cast members or because it could have been better (it could) or because it sometimes gives you an atmosphere like your watching the departed, however then the film isn't nearly as good or it uses historical cues like argo but it's not as good as that either...all that doesn't take away from my opinion that it's still an interesting story to watch with generally decent acting.

7 out of 10 to boost the rating a bit, would give it more like a 6.5 myself.


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