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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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Ordinary guys. An extraordinary robbery. 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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Fake snow was used during the part where Slide teaches lock-picking at the rooftop along with digital snow because Director Brett Ratner didn't know how the wind machines the snow in either direction. The film was shot during the Fall into Winter at the time. See more »

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When the FBI and Mr. Shaw discover that his car was stolen from the the apartment, the open window was replaced. It took two people to remove the large window and since Josh and Slide went down on the cable, no-one was left behind to replace the window. See more »

Quotes

[from trailer]
Rick Malloy: We're gonna go to jail! We're gonna die! Probably both!
Josh Kovacs: Yes! Yes! Yes! Join me!
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Referenced in Bad Movie Beatdown: Review of 2011 (2012) See more »

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Written by Jeremy Sweet, Sean Vega and Amjad Albasel
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Breezy and acceptable fluff
26 April 2012 | by See all my reviews

"Tower Heist" is a movie that's never going to win awards. But if it's playing on your television during a rainy day, you will find it is an acceptable way to pass the time. And you'll find the movie has some positive features. Alan Alda makes for a good slimy villain, and Ben Stiller, Eddie Murphy, and Matthew Broderick (as well as their co-stars) make a likable bunch of people with a goal that you hope they will be able to reach. The actual heist has some unexpected twists as well as some genuine suspense. Certainly, the movie is not perfect. There are some parts of the movie when the movie seems to be missing footage, especially at the end where not all the plot points are resolved (though the two alternate endings on the DVD have this missing material that was for some reason removed from the theatrical print.) While I wouldn't say this is a movie to seek out, if you stumble upon the opportunity to see it, it will probably give you an acceptable amount of entertainment.


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