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Man on a Ledge (2012)

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As a police psychologist works to talk down an ex-con who is threatening to jump from a Manhattan hotel rooftop, the biggest diamond heist ever committed is in motion.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sam Worthington ... Nick Cassidy
Mandy Gonzalez ... Manager
William Sadler ... Valet
Barbara Marineau Barbara Marineau ... Screaming Woman
J. Smith-Cameron ... Psychiatrist
Anthony Mackie ... Mike Ackerman
Patrick Collins ... Father Leo
Jamie Bell ... Joey Cassidy
Genesis Rodriguez ... Angie
Afton Williamson ... Janice Ackerman
Robert Clohessy ... Prison Guard
Joe Lisi ... Desk Sergeant
Candice McKoy ... Cop - Bullhorn
Edward Burns ... Jack Dougherty (as Ed Burns)
Johnny Solo ... Cop - Room (as John Solo)
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Storyline

An ex-cop-turned-con threatens to jump to his death from a Manhattan hotel. The nearest New York Police Officer immediately responds to a screaming woman and calls dispatch. More officers arrive with SWAT and tactical command along with firefighters. The police then dispatch a police psychologist personally requested to talk him down from the ledge. However, things aren't as they seem. Written by Anonymous

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If you do the time, you may as well do the crime. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for violence and brief strong language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

27 January 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Al borde del abismo See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$42,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,001,932, 29 January 2012

Gross USA:

$18,620,000

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$46,221,189
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | Datasat

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

At around the 80 minute mark, one of the bystanders among the crowd starts chanting "Attica, Attica!", echoing the character "Sonny" played by Al Pacino in 'Dog Day Afternoon' (1975). Attica references a prison revolt that ended tragically, where law enforcement was blamed for excessive force and the death of both prisoners and prison guards alike. See more »

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When Lydia Mercer is talking to Ackerman in the hotel room, she's holding an orange coffeecup. In some shots you see the front side of that cup with a logo. In other shots you see the back with a barcode. See more »

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[first lines]
Manager: Good morning, sir.
Nick Cassidy: Last name's Walker.
Manager: Yes. Mr. Walker. Room 2105, South Tower. Great view. We also have a larger unit available on the east side, I can offer you at the same price.
Nick Cassidy: No, I think I'll stick with the view.
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Crazy Credits

The Summit Entertainment logo has a background of New York skyscrapers on it. See more »

Connections

Featured in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #20.73 (2012) See more »

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She's Mine
Written by Kyle Kelso
Performed by Sugardrive
Courtesy of Big Brownstone Prod, LLC
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Man Climbs out to the Ledge for a Second Chance
3 January 2012 | by abcvisionSee all my reviews

A distinguish gentleman checks into a hotel with a view, has a nice meal and before dessert arrives climbs out on the ledge. But why? The thriller Man on the Ledge takes you on a journey into a man who seeks to capture his innocence in crime he did not commit. We learn the jumper is a former cop and ex-con, Nick Cassidy (Sam, Worthington) who takes a leap of faith to clear his name fortunately police psychologist Lydia Mercer (Elizabeth Banks) sweeps in to unlock a forgotten past. Man on the Ledge is a suspense filled thriller that will keep you on edge for the truth of this twisted tale.

This movie has a good story with not too much violence or profanity. It kept my interest and has some good special effects.


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