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 »
When Sawyer has a standoff with Hong Kong police, two grade-separated (elevated) train lines are plainly visible in the background. Since the demolition of the Kowloon Station in 1978, Hong Kong has no above-ground rail in or anywhere near the Kowloon area where the fictional Pearl Tower is situated, and no elevated rail at all. The city's MTR rail system is almost entirely underground, and its only above-ground portions -- an Airport Express train and a dedicated line to Hong Kong Disneyland -- are at grade (ground-level) and on the outskirts of the city (whereas Kowloon is near its center). 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 »
The rock will be in literally anything to get another paycheck to prove he is the highest paid actor in Hollywood, skyscraper is yet again another example of this, with Dwayne Johnson putting in another forgettable performance along with forgettable villains and supporting cast. Skyscraper brings nothing new to the table besides ridiculously cheesy ways to use a prosthetic leg in generic action fights. Skyscraper tries to jut be a dumb fun action movie but fails at even being fun, just boring and bland.
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