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Skyscraper (2018)

PG-13 | | Action, Thriller | 13 July 2018 (USA)
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A security expert must infiltrate a burning skyscraper, 225 stories above ground, when his family are trapped inside by criminals.
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dwayne Johnson ... Will Sawyer
Neve Campbell ... Sarah Sawyer
Chin Han ... Zhao Long Ji
Roland Møller ... Kores Botha
Noah Taylor ... Mr. Pierce
Byron Mann ... Inspector Wu
Pablo Schreiber ... Ben
McKenna Roberts ... Georgia Sawyer
Noah Cottrell ... Henry Sawyer
Hannah Quinlivan ... Xia
Adrian Holmes ... Ajani Okeke
Elfina Luk ... Sergeant Han
Kevin Rankin ... Ray
Gretal Montgomery ... Ray's Wife
Jett Klyne ... Ray's Son
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Storyline

FBI Hostage Rescue Team leader and U.S. war veteran Will Sawyer now assesses security for skyscrapers. On assignment in Hong Kong he finds the tallest, safest building in the world suddenly ablaze and he's been framed for it. A wanted man on the run, Will must find those responsible, clear his name and somehow rescue his family who are trapped inside the building - above the fire line.

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The sky is the limit. See more »

Genres:

Action | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sequences of gun violence and action, and for brief strong language | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Cantonese | Mandarin

Release Date:

13 July 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Skyscraper See more »

Filming Locations:

Hong Kong See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$125,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$24,905,015, 15 July 2018, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$66,457,845, 16 August 2018

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$292,351,275, 16 August 2018
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Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

When Will Sawyer and Zhao first meet, Sawyer greets him with some Mandarin, and Zhao replies in the same language but there are no subtitles on the screen. He is asking in jest, "Your Mandarin is quite good; how is your English?". See more »

Goofs

The heel height of Sarah's boots becomes much shorter as she walks across the narrow board connecting the two disconnected portions of the bridge, while she's saving her son. See more »

Quotes

[last lines]
Inspector Wu: I'm glad to finally meet you, Mr. Will Sawyer.
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Crazy Credits

When the title is shown on screen in the opening credits, it's shown vertically alongside the Pearl building. This also happens in the end credits. See more »

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References Skyscraper (1996) See more »

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Very bad, doesn't even compare to Die Hard
18 July 2018 | by thebricksSee all my reviews

Dwayne Johnson just can't act. I'm sorry, for all the huffing and puffing he does on Twitter, he's a blowhard. He just uses other people to boost his career, this time people with disabilities. This was just a bad movie. There is not one decent performance in the entire film. It's like canned Chef Boyardee vs. Rao's fresh made. It's horrendous. The lead is supposed to be missing a leg, but for most of the movie, no attempt is made to show this handicaps Will Sawyer. He can even jump off a crane into a high-rise. That got huge laughs from the audience. It was a foregone conclusion the sphere would have been where the final fight in the movie would take place, especially considering the unnecessary amount of random mirrors placed in the room for no good reason. I mean, at least make it a restaurant or lounge, which is far more believable. Maybe it was supposed to be one and I missed that, who knows.

I really do believe this movie was created by a computer. There was noting original about it. I couldn't help myself imagining it was a prequel to The Dark Knight with Chin Han's character. It pretty much almost is the same character, lol. It was like a script was pumped out, actors were called the same morning to film their parts, get the movie made and this was the result. There was no soul. I couldn't even tell you what the plot was. I'm quite sure the villain's plan made no sense. I won't even get into it.

The female Chinese assassin was the worst character in the movie. At no point did anyone take her seriously. She was a horrendous actress with terrible plastic surgery.

Just skip this movie. My brother almost went to see it with me. I texted him congratulating him on saving $5. This was so bad. The Rock will be in B-movies soon, that is for certain.


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