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Empire State ()


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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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Cast

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Chris Potamitis
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Eddie
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Det. James Ransome
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Tommy
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Jimmy the Greek
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Mike Dimitriu
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Tony
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Nancy Michaelides
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Lizzette
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Williams
Craig Leydecker ...
Chilewski
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Eleni (as Shenae Grimes)
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Dina
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Spiro
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Phil Johnson (as Kevin 'Lucky' Johnson)
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Agent Nugent
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Vicky
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Agent Marichal
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Demetrious (as Emmanuel Ioannidis)
Ray Gaspard ...
Walterson
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Boss
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Maria
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Columbian #1
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Columbian #2
Mikko Macchione ...
Mr. Liakos
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Guidette Girl #1
Robert Ross Anderson II ...
Little Boy (as Ross Anderson)
Robert 'Ross' Anderson ...
Little Boy (as Ross Anderson)
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Reporter Anastos
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Rudy Giuliani
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Sam Wallace
Douglas Crosby ...
Worker
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Afro Man (as Brent Henry)
Michael Ortiz ...
Masked Man
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Little Boy's Mother
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Doorman
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NYPD Cop Driver #1
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NYPD Cop Driver #2
Hunter Baxley ...
Swat Team Driver
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Hot Guidette #1
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Hot Guidette #2
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Club Girl
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
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VIP girl
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Vicky (uncredited)
Jonathan Aaron Butler ...
South Bronx Onlooker (uncredited)
Joseph Cintron ...
NYPD Captain (uncredited)
Edward J. Clare ...
Reporter (uncredited)
Karen Clark ...
Karen (uncredited)
Duane Cothren ...
NYPD Fireman (uncredited)
Jerry Esslinger Jr. ...
FBI Agent (uncredited)
Nick Fistanic ...
Greek Teen (uncredited)
Brandon Guttuso ...
Paramedic (uncredited)
Heather Rene Hutson ...
Party goer at 80s dance scene (uncredited)
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Ray (uncredited)
Mark Joyce ...
N.Y. City Police Officer (uncredited)
Cynthia LeBlanc ...
Greek Festival Greeter (uncredited)
Elton LeBlanc ...
Greek Festival Attendee (uncredited)
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Salon Receptionist (uncredited)
A.J. Leitell ...
Greek Festival-goer (uncredited)
Gerard 'Jerry' Lewis ...
NYPD Sniper (uncredited)
Jeffery Nowell ...
Italian Mobster (uncredited)
Chris Potamitis ...
Real Chris Potamitis (uncredited)
Eric Price ...
Driver of a 1983 Datsun 280ZX (uncredited)
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NYC Cop (uncredited)
Codie Rimmer ...
Sweet Thang at the Disco (uncredited)
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Sleeping Guard (uncredited)
Jim Sojka ...
NYPD Officer (uncredited)
Tre Tureaud ...
South Bronx Onlooker (uncredited)
Jason Watson ...
South Bronx Onlooker (uncredited)
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Diner Girl (uncredited)
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Garden Girl (uncredited)

Directed by

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Dito Montiel

Written by

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Adam Mazer ... ()

Produced by

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Brandt Andersen ... executive producer
Ryan S. Black ... associate producer (as Ryan Black)
Martin Blencowe ... executive producer (as Martin Richard Blencowe)
Michael Blencowe ... executive producer
Barry Brooker ... executive producer
Remington Chase ... executive producer
Dama Claire ... co-producer
Randall Emmett ... producer
Ryan Fox ... associate producer
Ted Fox ... executive producer
George Furla ... producer
Gus Furla ... co-producer
Brett Granstaff ... executive producer
Brandon Grimes ... co-producer
Sandy Kyrkostas ... producer
Theo Kyrkostas ... associate producer
Corey Large ... executive producer
Stepan Martirosyan ... producer
Phillip Noorani ... associate producer
Vance Owen ... executive producer
Nicola Pearcey ... executive producer
Chris Potamitis ... co-producer
Jeff Rice ... executive producer
Elisa Salinas ... executive producer
William B. Steakley ... line producer (as William Steakley)
Mark Stewart ... producer
Stan Wertlieb ... executive producer
Michael P. Flannigan ... co-producer (uncredited)
Jason Gandhi ... executive producer (uncredited)

Music by

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David Wittman

Cinematography by

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Dana Gonzales ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Jake Pushinsky

Editorial Department

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Stacey England ... dailies technician
David B. Hall ... dailies supervisor
Taylor Mahony ... digital intermediate editor
Sebastian Perez-Burchard ... colorist
Anthony Smedile ... assistant editor

Casting By

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Allison Estrin
Paul Schnee

Production Design by

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Ethan Tobman

Art Direction by

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Javiera Varas

Set Decoration by

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Selina van den Brink

Costume Design by

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Abby O'Sullivan

Makeup Department

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Daina Daigle ... key hair stylist
Bailey Domke ... special makeup effects artist: Autonomous FX South
Adam Gaeta ... hair department head
Elvis Jones ... special makeup effects artist
Courtney Lether ... makeup department head
James MacKinnon ... personal makeup artist: Dwayne Johnson
Yolanda Mercadel ... hair stylist
Lucy O'Reilly ... additional makeup artist
Remi Savva ... key makeup artist
Rachel Solow ... barber: Dwayne Johnson

Production Management

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Charlie Dibe ... production supervisor: second unit
Michael P. Flannigan ... executive in charge of production
Beau J. Genot ... post-production supervisor
Tracey Landon ... unit production manager
Michael J. Urann ... post-production supervisor

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Urs Hirschbiegel ... first assistant director
Robert Lopez ... second assistant director
Kevin Lum ... second second assistant director

Art Department

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Zackary Aymani ... construction coordinator
Adrianne Breaux ... art department intern
Michael Calabrese ... leadman
Michael P. Cantrell ... set dresser
Chris Craine ... art department assistant
Paulo DeFreitas Jr. ... storyboard artist
Eileen Dennehy ... prop assistant
Walter Dickerson ... set dresser
Guy Guidry ... set dresser
Michelle C. Harmon ... set designer
Alexa Kinigopoulos ... assistant property master
Ceilidh Knight ... art department production assistant
Ernest J. Levron III ... set dresser
Jordan Lightner ... additional on-set dresser
Cynthia Nibler ... property master
Christine Rings ... art department intern
Roman Turovsky ... charge scenic
Bill Walters ... on-set dresser
Cary Whittaker ... set dresser

Sound Department

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Steven Avila ... sound effects editor
David Barber ... re-recording mixer / supervising sound editor
Jeff Blehr ... boom operator
Bryan Dembinski ... sound mixer: New York
Gonzalo Espinoza ... foley supervisor (as Gonzalo 'Bino' Espinoza)
Sean Gray ... sound effects editor
David Kitchens ... foley / sound supervisor
Peter D. Lago ... sound effects editor
B.J. Lehn ... sound mixer
Guillermo Pena-Tapia ... boom operator
Ben Zarai ... dialogue editor

Special Effects by

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Scott Dwyer ... special effects foreman
David K. Nami ... special effects coordinator

Visual Effects by

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Damian Drago ... visual effects artist
John Ross ... visual effects artist

Stunts

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Justin Gant ... stunt double: Eddie
Walter Garcia ... stunt double: Afro Man
Lex D. Geddings ... stunt coordinator (as Lex Geddings)
Carl Anthony Nespoli ... stunt double: Michael Rispoli
Daniel Norris ... stunt double: Chris
Tanoai Reed ... stunt double: Ransone
Ned Yousef ... stunt actor
Nito Larioza ... stunt performer (uncredited)
Michael Ortiz ... stunt performer (uncredited)
Greg Rementer ... stunt driver (uncredited)
Taryn Terrell ... stunt performer (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Patrick Barnes ... technocrane operator
Chris Cavanaugh ... digital imaging technician / director of photography: second unit
Alex Clark ... camera operator: EPK
Bill Daimant ... a-dolly grip
Brandon Dauzat ... first assistant camera: additional camera
Steve Dietl ... still photographer
Micah Eisenmann ... electrician: New York
Joe Engelbrecht ... additional grip
Kevin Fannon ... grip
Brigitte Faucheaux ... 24 frame playback operator
Brouke Franklin ... first assistant camera: 'c' camera
Kevin Gazdik ... gaffer
Dana Gonzales ... camera operator: "a" camera
Renaldo Jackson ... electrician
Tommy Kerwick Jr. ... key grip: New York
Steven Krul ... technocrane operator
Justin LeBlanc ... lighting technician
Bryce Marshall ... second assistant camera: "a" camera
Michael Marzovilla ... gaffer: New York
Jon McGinty ... lighting technician
Ian O'Neill ... dolly grip: New York
Keith Pokorski ... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Brett Roedel ... digital loader / digital utility
Colin Scherr ... electrician / lighting technician
Bret Slife ... assistant camera
Derek Smith ... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Zach Smithers ... electrician / lighting technician
Mark Toups ... grip
Remi Tournois ... camera operator: b camera/steadicam / steadicam operator
Allan Westbrook ... camera operator: 'c' camera
Jeremy Wren ... grip
Casey Zimmerman ... electrician

Casting Department

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Justin Coulter ... extras casting
Rich Delia ... casting associate
Michael Fredlund ... casting assistant
Tracy Kilpatrick ... casting
Adam Richards ... casting assistant
Jamie Jacobson ... child extras casting (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Frank Avanzo ... costumer: Mr. Johnson
Hannah Bollich ... costume assistant
Shareen Chehade ... costume supervisor
Kizzie Autumn Martin ... additional set costumer
Lauren Nicotera ... costume buyer
Gina Ruiz ... costume shopper / costume supervisor: NY
Katelyn Tyree ... costume shopper
Britany Viguerie ... key costumer

Location Management

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Andrew James Clemons ... location assistant
Mark Curley ... assistant location manager: New York
Charlie French ... locations
Damon Michael Gordon ... location manager: New York (as Damon Gordon)
John Jabaley ... location manager
Andre Le ... assistant locations manager
Brian Fountain Murray ... location assistant: New York
Ron Uribe ... assistant location manager / location scout

Music Department

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Mike Burns ... music supervisor
Micki Stern ... music clearance

Transportation Department

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Kirk Baptiste ... driver
Mark L. Basler ... driver
Don Breaux ... driver (as Don Breax)
Emanuel Brown ... driver
Steven Docherty ... picture car coordinator
David Frisch ... driver
Ron Guichard ... driver
Javier Jimenez ... driver
Barry Kerns ... driver
Danny Mortenson ... transportation coordinator
Kandace Mortenson ... transportation dispatcher
Jan Overson ... production driver
Raymond Slack ... driver
Andrea J. Songy ... driver
William Varnado ... driver (as William H. Varnado)
Shawn A. Wise ... driver (as Shawn Wise)
Chaz Smith ... precision driver (uncredited)

Other crew

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Robert Abramoff ... production legal
Will Addison ... set production assistant intern (as William Addison)
Conrad Allan ... adr voice
Brooke Arata ... set production assistant intern
Giuseppe Ardizzone ... set production assistant: New York
James M. Arnold ... lead payroll accountant
Arusha Baker ... set production assistant: New York
Justin Begnaud ... financing provided by: Grosvenor Park
Benjamin Blankenship ... security: Mr. Johnson (as Ben Blankenship)
Brett Bodin ... video: electronic press kit
Mike Burns ... epk producer
Morey Butler ... armorer
Fulvia Cassarino ... representative: NBC Universal Archive
Remington Chase ... aerial coordinator / helicopter pilot
Jean-Paul Chreky ... script supervisor: New York
Jarred Coates ... behind-the-scenes / epk: producer
Wendi Coates ... interviewer: electronic press kit (as Wendi Poirrier)
Maguy R. Cohen ... executive producer assistant (as Maguy J.B. Cohen)
Jennifer J. Collins ... script supervisor
Jesse Corti ... adr voice
Grant Cramer ... production executive: Envision Entertainment
Jennifer Culicchia ... stand-in
Alex D'Lerma ... adr voice
Angel De La Vina ... set production assistant
Sid Deleon ... set medic
Zack Earl Edwards ... set production assistant (as Zack Edwards)
Nick Fistanic ... production assistant
Michael P. Flannigan ... head of physical production: Emmett/Furla Films
Samuel Foster ... set production assistant
Matthew Gowan ... assistant: Mr. Montiel
Shane Grady ... stand-in: Liam Hemsworth
Justin Groetsch ... production coordinator
Natalie Haft ... intern
Andrea Hall ... intern
Abigail Hansen ... set production assistant: New York
Angus Harrison ... assistant: Mr. Hemsworth
Jerome Hawkins ... production assistant
Tru Hawkins ... set production assistant: New York
Deuce Cheryl Hedrick ... assistant production coordinator (as Deuce Hedrick)
Matthew P. Higgins ... set production assistant intern
Jessica Housley ... representative: Getty Images
Momo Hsiao ... end titles (as Momo Yu-Wen Hsiao)
Ali Hubbard ... set intern
Marabina Jaimes ... adr voice
Karyn Jarmer ... caterer: New York
Jay Johnson ... title designer: main titles
Meg Alsfeld Kaul ... legal services: tax credit financing / legal services: tax incentive financing
Joseph Keideth ... security: Mr. Johnson
Jerry Lambert ... production accountant (as Jerrold W. Lambert)
Drew Langhart ... interviewer: electronic press kit
Sean Lynn ... chef
Jason Makman ... set production assistant: New York
Misty McClure ... set production assistant intern
Courtney Millman ... production assistant
Dito Montiel ... adr voice
James Nimmers ... key set production assistant
Jay Osterman ... assistant: Mr. Emmett and Mr. Furla
Bradley Randall ... production assistant
Daniel Rbibo ... insurance services
Drew Ritson ... set production assistant: New York
Scott Robinson ... studio executive
Javier Rojas ... key craft service: New York
Kelly Safrit ... executive assistant: Mr. Johnson
Francine Segal ... dialect coach: Liam Hemsworth
Anthony Skordi ... adr voice
Greg Snodgrass ... business & legal affairs for Grindstone Entertainment Group
Karen Strassman ... adr voice
Timothy C. Sullivan ... development executive: Emmett/Furla Films (as Tim Sullivan)
José Tejada ... parking coordinator: New York (as Jose Tejada)
Justin Trimm ... set production assistant
Jessica Welch ... assistant: Mr. Emmett and Mr. Furla
Maurier Winston ... security coordinator: New York
Madisun Leigh ... assistant to executive producer (uncredited) / assistant: Grant Cramer (uncredited)

Thanks

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Austin Bedell ... the director wishes to thank: Underground Films (as Austin)
Richard Blencowe ... in loving memory of
Trevor Engelson ... the director wishes to thank: Underground Films (as Trevor)
Rayshawn Franklin ... the director wishes to thank: for kicking it at Asteroids
Russel Giacontere ... the producers wish to thank
Matthew Gowan ... the director wishes to thank
Justin Groetsch ... the producers wish to thank
Erin Haindle ... the producers wish to thank
Justin Holecek ... in loving memory of
Craig Kestel ... the director wishes to thank
Ceilidh Knight ... the producers wish to thank
Danielle Kraus ... the producers wish to thank
Alex Lanaux ... the producers wish to thank
Chris Lighty ... in loving memory of
David Manpearl ... the director wishes to thank
Ben Matheny ... the director wishes to thank
Courtney Millman ... the producers wish to thank
Emma Neville ... the producers wish to thank
John Parsons ... the producers wish to thank
Katie Marie Peters ... the director wishes to thank
Bradley Randall ... the producers wish to thank
Griffin Roberts ... the producers wish to thank
Graham Taylor ... the director wishes to thank

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

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

Plot Keywords
Taglines His dream was became a cop, until he became a criminal. See more »
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Also Known As
  • Asalto al furgón blindado (Spain)
  • Empire State: O Assalto (Portugal)
  • Poursuite blindée (Canada, French title)
  • O Grande Assalto (Brazil)
  • Empire State: Lovitura secolului (Romania)
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Runtime
  • 94 min
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Box Office

Budget $11,000,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

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Trivia It is based on a true life story. See more »
Goofs The story is taking place in the early 1980s (based on a real robbery that occurred in 1982) but the Armored vehicles used in the film are Ford F chassis that are too new for the time, having been 1995 or newer Fords. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Asalto al furgón blindado (2016). See more »
Soundtracks Heaven Must be Missing Angel 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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