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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.

Director:

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 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.

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Crime | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

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

First film directed by Dito Montiel that doesn't feature Channing Tatum. See more »

Goofs

The size of the suitcase supposedly holding eight million dollars for the Columbians is far too small. It would take 8 suitcases the size of a Halliburton bag to hold 8 million dollars in hundred dollar bills. See more »

Quotes

Detective Ransome: Eddie, Eddie, Eddie. Two questions for you, Eddie: where's Chris and where's the money?
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Save Their Souls
Performed by Bohannon
Written by Hamilton Bohannon
Published by BMG Gold Songs
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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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