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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Mike Dimitriu
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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Crime | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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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Did You Know?


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 »


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 »


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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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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