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Empire State (2013)

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

Director:

Dito Montiel

Writer:

Adam Mazer
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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 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 | Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Did You Know?

Trivia

Dwayne Johnson plays a character named James Ransome, a name similar to real-life actor James Ransone who also appears in this movie. See more »

Goofs

Detective James Ransome is watching Chris and Eddie in the car park following the robbery, he's wearing a late model G Shock watch. G Shocks were invented in 1983 but the style of watch was square until 1990. See more »

Quotes

Chris Potamitis: [distraught] I really fucked up didn't I?
Phil JohnsonDet. James Ransome: [direct] Yes You Did!
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Connections

References Poltergeist (1982) See more »

Soundtracks

What's On Your Mind
Performed by Virgin Scars
Written by Daniel Hulsizer (as Daniel Ezra Hulsizer) and Jerry Von
Published by Ezra Blue Music (ASCAP)
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User Reviews

 
Good start, awful movie
1 September 2013 | by drHirudoSee all my reviews

The movie begins with catching scenes and interesting plot, but then everything goes from bad to worse. Randomly put scenes, boring characters, too *realistic* representation of the 1980-ies and detectives that don't see the clues even if you poke their eyes with the obvious.

There are no action scenes, no comedy scenes, just some boring backgrounds with randomly placed actors talking to each other with much development of the story.

If you have time to lose and want to see the gangster's side of the epoch, watch, else better skip it.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Greek

Release Date:

30 August 2013 (Taiwan) See more »

Also Known As:

Empire State See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$11,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,212,500
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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