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Tower Heist (2011)

PG-13 | | Action, Comedy, Crime | 4 November 2011 (USA)
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When a group of hard-working guys find out they've fallen victim to their wealthy employer's Ponzi scheme, they conspire to rob his high-rise residence.

Director:

Brett Ratner

Writers:

Adam Cooper (story), Bill Collage (story) | 5 more credits »
3 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ben Stiller ... Josh Kovaks
Eddie Murphy ... Slide
Casey Affleck ... Charlie
Alan Alda ... Arthur Shaw
Matthew Broderick ... Mr. Fitzhugh
Stephen McKinley Henderson ... Lester
Judd Hirsch ... Mr. Simon
Téa Leoni ... Special Agent Claire Denham
Michael Peña ... Enrique Dev'Reaux
Gabourey Sidibe ... Odessa
Nina Arianda ... Miss Iovenko
Marcia Jean Kurtz ... Rose
Juan Carlos Hernández ... Manuel
Harry O'Reilly Harry O'Reilly ... Special Agent Dansk
Peter Van Wagner ... Marty Klein Esq.
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Storyline

Manager of a high-rise condo, Josh Kovaks' a good relationship with the tenants; especially financier, Arthur Shaw. When Shaw's arrested for fraud. Josh thinks it's a misunderstanding that can be resolved, but later he learns that the employees' pension fund - which he asked Shaw to handle - is gone. When one of the employees tries to kill himself, Josh's views of Shaw change. He goes to see him and loses his temper - and his job. An FBI agent tells him Shaw might just walk, and recovering the fund is unlikely. She tells him it's been rumored that Shaw has $20 million lying around if he needs it in a hurry. Josh thinks he knows where it is. Josh, along with 2 other (fired) employees, a(n evicted) tenant, and an (criminal) acquaintance, they set out to get into Shaw's, and get the money. Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

It's not just a robbery. It's payback. See more »

Genres:

Action | Comedy | Crime

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for language and sexual content | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The scene in the paddy wagon where Josh and his crew confront Arthur Shaw was shot in a real paddy wagon truck which made it harder to shoot due to the confined spaces according to director Brett Ratner. See more »

Goofs

When Josh and Slide are riding in the Nova, Josh tells Slide that the Chevy Nova didn't sell in Spanish-speaking countries because "Nova" means "doesn't go"; many know this "story" it is, in fact, an urban myth. See more »

Quotes

[from trailer]
Arthur Shaw: You people are working stiffs, clock-punchers. Easily replaced.
Josh Kovacs: I don't care what it takes. I will find a way to make it right.
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Connections

Featured in The Big Picture: November 2011 (2011) See more »

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Hey, Look Me Over
aka "Hey, Fightin' Tigers"
Written by Cy Coleman and Carolyn Leigh
Performed by LSU Tiger Marching Band
Courtesy of 2Thumbz Entertainment
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Comedy and capers in the skyscraper
9 November 2014 | by SimonJackSee all my reviews

"Tower Heist" is a fun comedy, action and crime thriller. It's a chess game of life. The opponents are a band of employees who run a high-class apartment building in the heart of Manhattan, and the pent-house tenant who takes their pensions and savings to the cleaners. But, one caper deserves another, and the employees are on the rebound after the FBI get into the picture.

It's all about decorum, money, position, working for a living, trusting others, greed, fraud, getting even and justice. That may not sound like the elements of comedy, but they all add ;to a very good and entertaining movie. Ben Stiller is the lead character. Eddie Murphy, Alan Alda, Judd Hirsch, Tea Leoni and a host of other actors add to the fast action, bedlam and smiles in this film.

Most adults should enjoy this film. Just be prepared for city street language and some vulgarity. The end is an especially nice surprise.


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Official Sites:

Official site [France]

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish | Chinese

Release Date:

4 November 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Trump Heist See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$75,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$24,025,190, 6 November 2011

Gross USA:

$78,046,570

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$152,930,623
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | Datasat | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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