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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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Phil Johnson (as Kevin 'Lucky' Johnson)
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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 | 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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Velika pljačka  »

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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 story is taking place in the early 1980s (based on a real robbery that occurred in 1982) but the Armored vehicles used in the film are Ford F chassis that are too new for the time, having been 1995 or newer Fords. See more »

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Detective Ransome: Eddie, Eddie, Eddie. Two questions for you, Eddie: where's Chris and where's the money?
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Referenced in La noche de...: Asalto al furgón blindado (2016) See more »

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Save Their Souls
Performed by Bohannon
Written by Hamilton Bohannon
Published by BMG Gold Songs
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Good start, awful movie
1 September 2013 | by See all my reviews

The movie begins with catching scenes and interesting plot, but then everything goes from bad to worse. Randomly put scenes, boring characters, too *realistic* representation of the 1980-ies and detectives that don't see the clues even if you poke their eyes with the obvious.

There are no action scenes, no comedy scenes, just some boring backgrounds with randomly placed actors talking to each other with much development of the story.

If you have time to lose and want to see the gangster's side of the epoch, watch, else better skip it.


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