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.Written by
At the start, shots of The Pearl, with the Victoria Harbour in the backdrop, can be seen with the Bank of China Tower, Central Plaza, Two International Finance Centre and International Commerce Centre, the tallest four skyscrapers in Hong Kong; each one surpassing over the other respectively since 1990. See more »
After re-entering the building, Sawyer quickly pulls out a piece of shrapnel from his chest. Moments later, it's still there, and he extracts it again, this time much more slowly and painfully. See more »
[first lines] Attention all units, attention all units, probable of domestic situation with hostage situation. 10-24, officer down. Perp is a caucasian male, no known priors. Considered extremely dangerous. Proceed with caution.:
[over the radio]
Attention all units, attention all units, probable of domestic situation with hostage situation. 10-24, officer down. Perp is a caucasian male, no known priors. Considered extremely dangerous. Proceed with caution.
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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 »
I like Dwayne Johnson but it seems he's becoming the Samoan Bruce Willis not because this movie feels like a Die Hard wannabe but because he'll do any movie no matter how bad the writing is and the writing for this film was awful as was how awkward Johnson looked doing stunts or even running.. Staying with the awkward theme there is zero chemistry between Johnson and Campbell and the same goes for Johnson and his former FBI team members because there was a complete lack of character building.. Also the entire back story was just plain.. I guess the director figured he'd rely on Johnson's name to carry this monstrosity..
IMDb has the budget for this rag at $125,000,000.00 if it were my money being spent I'd be asking someone where that money went because it didn't go towards writing, acting classes or character development.. So it must've went to Johnson and CGI..
I have a bit of advice and it goes to whoever thinks that you can get by on spending most of your budget on CGI..
IT DOES NOT WORK ANY LONGER AND YOU WOULD BE WISE TO SPEND MORE ON WRITING..
I give this movie the peoples elbow!!
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