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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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Asger Leth
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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 »


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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

The sign on the roof of Englander's: "24 HOUR ROOF REPAIR". This is the reason for the massive blue tarp. Coincidentally or not, it provided additional coverage for Joey Cassidy (Jamie Bell) and Angie (Genesis Rodriguez). See more »

Goofs

The camera circling around Nestor in the vault touches his finger, right before the cut. See more »

Quotes

[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 »

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Featured in Great Movie Mistakes IV (2012) See more »

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Police On My Back
Written by Eddy Grant
Performed by The Clash
Courtesy of Sony Music Entertainment (UK) Limited
By arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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Yeah, not bad actually
18 May 2014 | by bowmanblueSee all my reviews

Okay, I didn't know what to expect when I watched this. And, after about fifteen minutes, the jury was still out. A man, played by Sam Worthington, climbs out onto a hotel ledge and threatens to jump. We don't know why yet. Hopefully we will. So I watched on.

I guess the closest film like this was probably Phone Booth, i.e. it's primarily set in one, very public, location. However, Man on a Ledge is definitely different. Without giving too much away, the 'man' is on a mission and there are enough different locations in and around the building to hopefully not bore the viewer. There's action, conspiracies, baddies and everything you'd probably expect.

Basically, it's a thriller and not a bad one at that. I didn't expect to like it. I'm not a fan of Sam Worthington generally and I thought the 'on a ledge' idea was a bit gimmicky and couldn't see where they were going to go with it.

Now, on reflection, I'm glad I didn't know too much about the plot. I was pleasantly surprised.

Not a classic, but certainly good enough to entertain (although you may have to suspend your disbelief to fully appreciate it - there were parts that may not quite have happened that way in real life - the heroes were pretty lucky in places, but isn't that why we watch films?).

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