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Skyscraper (2018)

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A security expert must infiltrate a burning skyscraper, 225 stories above ground, when his family is trapped inside by criminals.
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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 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. Written by ahmetkozan

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

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Trivia

Architect Adrian Smith was brought in to consult during the writing process. Smith led the work on Dubai's Burj Khalifa, which at the time of this movie's release is the tallest building in the world, and Saudi Arabia's Jeddah Tower, the building proposed to surpass the record held by the former. See more »

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When Sawyer pulls the shard out of his shoulder his shirt is on but in the next shot it is only half on. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
[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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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 »

Connections

Featured in MsMojo: Top 10 Memorable Movie Couples of 2018 (2018) See more »

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Break in the Clouds
Written by Scott Hutchison, Grant Hutchison, Andy Monaghan, Billy Kennedy, Simon Liddell and Pat Monahan
Performed by Frightened Rabbit
Courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corp./Warner Music U.K. Ltd.
By arrangement with Warner Music Film & TV Licensing
Licensing courtesy of Domino Publishing Company of America Inc.
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Aka Bypasser
12 August 2018 | by My-Two-CentSee all my reviews

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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Country:

USA | Hong Kong

Language:

English | Cantonese | Mandarin

Release Date:

13 July 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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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

Gross USA:

$68,420,120

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$304,868,961
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2.39 : 1
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