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Empire State (2013)

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Two childhood friends plan to rob an armored car depository. An NYPD officer stands in their way.

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Dito Montiel

Writer:

Adam Mazer
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Liam Hemsworth ... Chris Potamitis
Michael Angarano ... Eddie
Dwayne Johnson ... Det. James Ransome
Paul Ben-Victor ... Tommy
Jerry Ferrara ... Jimmy the Greek
Greg Vrotsos ... Mike Dimitriu
Michael Rispoli ... Tony
Emma Roberts ... Nancy Michaelides
Nikki Reed ... Lizzette
Wayne Pére ... Williams
Craig Leydecker ... Chilewski
Shenae Grimes-Beech ... Eleni (as Shenae Grimes)
Sharon Angela ... Dina
Chris Diamantopoulos ... Spiro
Lucky Johnson ... Phil Johnson (as Kevin 'Lucky' Johnson)
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Storyline

After failing to get into the police academy, Chris Potamitis (Liam Hemsworth), settles for a security guard job with the EMPIRE STATE Armored Truck Company. Chris makes the mistake of mentioning the company's lax security to his best friend, Eddie (Michael Angarano), and is soon unwittingly drawn into an elaborate scheme to rob the abundant amounts of cash being stored there - resulting in the largest cash heist in U.S. History. As the stakes continue to rise, Chris and Eddie must outwit James Ransone (Dwayne Johnson), the veteran NYPD Detective that is hot on their trail, as well as the local crime bosses that want to know who pulled a job on their turf, or suffer the consequences. Written by Lionsgate

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His dream was became a cop, until he became a criminal. See more »

Genres:

Crime | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence and pervasive language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Greek

Release Date:

30 August 2013 (Taiwan) See more »

Also Known As:

Velika pljačka See more »

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Budget:

$11,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Liam Hemsworth plays Chris Potamitis in the movie. Chris is the first name of his elder brother (Chris Hemsworth) who is another famous actor. See more »

Goofs

While Chris, Eddie, Mike, and Jimmy are sitting in the diner booth, Jimmy pushes a plate of potatoes toward Eddie, telling him to eat them. Seconds later, after the cut, the plate is back in front of Jimmy. See more »

Quotes

[repeated line]
Chris: I fucked up.
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It Never Rains in Southern California
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Written by Mike Hazlewood (uncredited)
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What time is it, Dwayne?
24 August 2013 | by imdb-773-34667See all my reviews

Suitable for late night television only. Too slow and too boring. Don't pay money to watch this. There's a lot of potential, though. The story is actually quite interesting and the acting is not half bad. However, the potential is never unleashed, unfortunately.

I gave up on this flick when I noticed that Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson was wearing a brand new, present day digital Casio G-Shock watch. He was wearing it throughout the entire movie, although the story is set in the eighties, more than 30 years ago!

This little flaw illustrates the ambitions of both the actor, the crew, the director and also the overall quality of the movie very well, in my opinion.


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