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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.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Josh Kovaks
... Slide
... Charlie
... Arthur Shaw
... Mr. Fitzhugh
... Lester (as Stephen McKinley Henderson)
... Mr. Simon
... Special Agent Claire Denham
... Enrique Dev'Reaux
... Odessa
... Miss Iovenko
... Rose
... Manuel
Harry O'Reilly ... Special Agent Dansk
... Marty Klein Esq.
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Josh Kovaks is the manager of a high-rise condominium in New York. He is close to all the tenants, especially financier Arthur Shaw. One day Shaw is arrested by the FBI 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. The FBI agent in charge tells him that Shaw might walk, and recovering the pension fund is unlikely. She tells him that 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, so with two other fired employees and an evicted tenant, they set out to get into Shaw's penthouse to get the money. But they realize they need the assistance of someone who knows how to steal, so Josh asks an old acquaintance named Slide who he knows is a thief to help them. Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com

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

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Action | Comedy | Crime

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

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4 November 2011 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Trump Heist  »

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Budget:

$75,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$24,025,190, 6 November 2011, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$78,046,570

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$152,930,623
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Universal Pictures wanted a final extra scene to be shot, to show what happened to the characters played by Ben Stiller and Eddie Murphy. The latter said he would only do it if he was paid an additional $500,000, so the scene was dropped. See more »

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When Odessa arrives on Shaw's floor, she attempts to bribe the stationed FBI agent with a slice of drugged cake, which he rejects, saying that he's allergic to chocolate. This should not have been an issue, considering the cake offered was carrot cake. See more »

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[from trailer]
Slide: Today I teach you how to pick a lock with a bobby pin! Here's your bobby pin, here's your bobby pin, and here's your punk-ass bobby pin! You unlock the door, or you gonna freeze to death! I'm gonna be inside having sex wih Rita!
Cole Howard: Who's Rita?
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Featured in Ebert Presents: At the Movies: Episode #2.16 (2011) See more »

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Written by Jeremy Sweet, Sean Vega and Amjad Albasel
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Better Than I Expected
21 October 2011 | by See all my reviews

I was able to see one of the first screenings of Tower Heist last night. I went in just happy to see a free movie two weeks before its release, but at the same time I was not expecting this movie to be that funny. With that said, it was a lot better than I expected.

Eddie Murphy's character was an over-the-top funny type of guy and Ben Stiller had his moments of over-the-top humor too. The plot itself is obviously not that believable, but let's be honest, if you go into this movie expecting an "Italian Job-like" heist plot then you might as well not even go.

The supporting roles in this movie were really good and the film is filled with great one liners. There were a couple of lines that didn't really turn out as funny as the writer probably thought, but all that said it is worth the watch.


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