An ex-cop turned con threatens to jump to his death from a Manhattan hotel rooftop. 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 fire-fighters. 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
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 »
When the news helicopter starts blasting wind at the ledge, Mercer yells at Nick to hang on and calls him by the correct first name. He was going by Jay Walker and she didn't know his real name yet when she yelled it. See more »
Good morning, sir.
Last name's Walker.
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.
No, I think I'll stick with the view.
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The Summit Entertainment logo has a background of New York skyscrapers on it. See more »
Sam Worthington is the star of this movie buts its Elizabeth Banks who steals the show in my humble opinion. The theme of the convicted innocent man fighting to clear his name is one of the oldest in movies, it was a favorite theme of Alfred Hitchcock as a matter of fact so this isn't highly original material here. A great deal of the movie is just him on a ledge looking down at the crowd below. I have a fear of heights so that part wasn't enjoyable for me. However, Elizabeth Banks made this film for me. You usually don't expect to see fine acting in "action" movies but she gives a great performance as a tough, ballsy woman in a man's job who is tormented by a tragedy she couldn't prevent. There are genuine moments of tension and thrills in the movie and Ed Harris is great as the scummy bad guy you love to hate.
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