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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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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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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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It is based on a true life story. See more »

Goofs

The size of the suitcase supposedly holding eight million dollars for the Columbians is far too small. It would take 8 suitcases the size of a Halliburton bag to hold 8 million dollars in hundred dollar bills. See more »

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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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Heaven Must be Missing Angel
Written by Freddie Perren (as Frederick J. Perren) and Keni St. Lewis
Performed by Jimmy Haun
© Universal - Polygram International Publishing Inc
o.b.o. itself and Perren Vibes Music, Inc./ Universal Songs of Polygram International, Inc. o.b.o. itself and Bull Pen Music inc (ASCAP,BMI)
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Good start, awful movie
1 September 2013 | by (Bulgaria) – 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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