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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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Tommy
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Mike Dimitriu
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Tony
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Lizzette
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Williams
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Chilewski
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Eleni (as Shenae Grimes)
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Phil Johnson (as Kevin 'Lucky' Johnson)
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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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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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$11,000,000 (estimated)
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Dwayne Johnson plays a character named James Ransome, a name similar to real-life actor James Ransone who also appears in this movie. See more »

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Both letters that we see (Chris's letter from the NYPD and Tony's wife's letter about insurance) were clearly printed on an ink-jet or laser printer. In 1982, these letters would have been typed. 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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Billy You're a Dreamer
Written by Charlie Girl
Performed by Charlie Girl
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This movie sucks
27 August 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

In this movie there's a really annoying guy who is kind of like Edward Norton's little brother or something. The only reason you won't abort the movie is because you want to see him die and you keep watching to see "Is he going to die? I hope he dies so I can turn this movie off" Also you hope for the Rock to show up but he doesn't. He has 5ish minutes of screen time and the rest of the time my fists are clenched as I try to literally summon the power of Goku and go super saiyan doing a kamehameha that could destroy the world itself because it would be worth it to end this movie. Liam Hemsworth fans, you can still watch this because the whole movie is just looking at him doing nothing. So either watch this or buy a poster and look at it for hour and a half, same thing. Still this movie was better than Iron Man 3. One star.


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