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Man on a Ledge (2012)

PG-13  |   |  Action, Crime, Thriller  |  27 January 2012 (USA)
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As a police psychologist works to talk down an ex-con who is threatening to jump from a Manhattan hotel rooftop, the biggest diamond heist ever committed is in motion.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Father Leo
Janice Ackerman
Prison Guard
Desk Sergeant
Cop - Bullhorn
Jack Dougherty (as Ed Burns)
Cop - Room (as John Solo)


An ex-cop turned con threatens to jump to his death from a Manhattan hotel rooftop. The nearest New York Police officer immediately responds to a screaming woman and calls dispatch. More Officers arrive with SWAT and tactical command along with fire-fighters. The police then dispatch a police psychologist personally requested to talk him down from the ledge. However, things aren't as they seem. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


You can only push an innocent man so far. See more »


Action | Crime | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for violence and brief strong language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

27 January 2012 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Al borde del abismo  »

Box Office


$42,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$8,001,932 (USA) (27 January 2012)


$18,600,911 (USA) (24 February 2012)

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Jack Dougherty's (Edward Burns) two notes to Lydia Mercer (Elizabeth Banks): "Room Swept No Prints" and "Running Print 5 minutes". See more »


During the second heist attempt, as Angie opens the bag containing her black "cat suit" , a boom microphone is reflected in the room's chrome trim. See more »


[first lines]
Manager: Good morning, sir.
Nick Cassidy: Last name's Walker.
Manager: Yes. Mr. Walker. Room 2105, South Tower. Great view. We also have a larger unit available on the east side, I can offer you at the same price.
Nick Cassidy: No, I think I'll stick with the view.
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Crazy Credits

The Summit logo at the beginning has a background of New York skyscrapers on it. See more »


Referenced in Conan: The Bourne Again Ultimatum (2012) See more »


She's Mine
Written by Kyle Kelso
Performed by Sugardrive
Courtesy of Big Brownstone Prod, LLC
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User Reviews

The only thing bad about this movie is the critics off opinions
28 January 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I'm not going to dance around and avoid spoiling so I'll keep it short. It was a good movie. It apparently has flaws in the plot line, but while you're enjoying the movie, IT WON'T MATTER. Sam Worthington (Terminator: Salvation, Avatar, Clash Of The Titans) is a bonafide action star (and better actor than Channing Tatum). The supporting cast was refreshing! I haven't seen Burnsy (Edward Burns) play a likable character in a while. Jamie Bell(Jumper, The Eagle) plays the scrawny little brother with perfection. Elizabeth Banks (Zack and Miri Makes A Porno) seems to be cut from the cloth of a Tea Leone sans the raspy voice. Playing the down trodden detective who reluctantly has the task of talking down the jumper. And Ed Harris (The Rock, A History Of Violence) as the bad guy. What else do I need to say? Enjoy the movie!

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