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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

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. Written by ahmetkozan

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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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Country:

Hong Kong | 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

Gross USA:

$68,420,120

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$304,868,961
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2.39 : 1
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Trivia

Paul McGillion: As the director of operations in the prologue. 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 »

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[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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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

References Enter the Dragon (1973) See more »

Soundtracks

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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Kinda Ok..Good movie, Just a little Over the top Action
26 July 2018 | by ChrisTrebornSee all my reviews

After seeing Rock's last "Rampage" outing, I was charged for this movie. And this movie delivered what I was expecting. But it delivered a little over the top.

The script had great idea, and the filmmakers executed perfectly, but they should have toned it down a little bit. It would have been a great movie if the action standards should have treated realistically.

But end of the day, it was entertaining, just like in the 80's, 90's disaster action movies.

Minus Points- -After getting realistic action scenes, the director treats Rock as a Superhero character with superhuman DC/Marvel strength (yes he's an action star, but this is not the 80's Stallone Arnold era). -Unrealistic plot holes.

Plus points- The Rock himself, I think this is his first time he portraying a handicapped character.


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