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Man on a Ledge (2012)

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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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Asger Leth
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sam Worthington ... Nick Cassidy
Mandy Gonzalez ... Manager
William Sadler ... Valet
Barbara Marineau Barbara Marineau ... Screaming Woman
J. Smith-Cameron ... Psychiatrist
Anthony Mackie ... Mike Ackerman
Patrick Collins ... Father Leo
Jamie Bell ... Joey Cassidy
Genesis Rodriguez ... Angie
Afton Williamson ... Janice Ackerman
Robert Clohessy ... Prison Guard
Joe Lisi ... Desk Sergeant
Candice McKoy ... Cop - Bullhorn
Edward Burns ... Jack Dougherty (as Ed Burns)
Johnny Solo ... Cop - Room (as John Solo)
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Storyline

An ex-cop-turned-con threatens to jump to his death from a Manhattan hotel. 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 firefighters. 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

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The ultimate deception. The ultimate crime. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

27 January 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Al borde del abismo See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$42,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,001,932, 29 January 2012

Gross USA:

$18,620,000

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$46,221,189
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | Datasat

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Released one year after "The Ledge", starring Charlie Hunnam. While both movies share the same Macguffin, the plots are vastly different, with Hunnam's film revolving around a scorned lover who must make a choice to save his own life or his girlfriend's. See more »

Goofs

After Lydia gets handed the note about the room having been swept for fingerprints, there's a shot of Nick standing beyond the narrow part of the ledge. After a brief shot of her, in his next shot he is suddenly standing back on the narrow part itself. See more »

Quotes

[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 Entertainment logo has a background of New York skyscrapers on it. See more »

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Featured in Great Movie Mistakes IV (2012) See more »

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Police On My Back
Written by Eddy Grant
Performed by The Clash
Courtesy of Sony Music Entertainment (UK) Limited
By arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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An interesting premise but the film does little with it.
15 May 2012 | by HellmantSee all my reviews

'MAN ON A LEDGE': Three Stars (Out of Five)

Sam Worthington stars in this action thriller about an ex-cop turned escaped con threatening to commit suicide by jumping from a Manhattan hotel room while a diamond heist is going on in the building next door. The film costars Elizabeth Banks, Jamie Bell, Ed Harris, Edward Burns, Anthony Mackie, Kyra Sedgwick and the gorgeous Genesis Rodriguez (also seen recently in the Will Ferrell comedy 'CASA DE MI PADRE'). It was directed by Asger Leth and written by Pablo F. Fenjves. Despite a good cast the film is just mediocre entertainment; it has an interesting premise but does little with it.

Worthington plays Nick Cassidy, an ex-cop framed for a crime he didn't commit; stealing a diamond from David Englander (Harris). He breaks out of prison and flees to a Manhattan hotel where he threatens to commit suicide. Cassidy requests Detective Lydia Mercer (Banks), a police psychologist, to negotiate with. As Mercer tries to talk Cassidy down a diamond heist is being conducted in the building next door by Nick's brother Joey Cassidy (Bell).

The movie is interesting at first but how it plays out is a little less than thrilling. The directing is adequate at best and the screenplay is lacking involvement. Worthington, Banks, Bell and the rest do the best with their parts though and it's nice to see Worthington continue to branch out a little. The film is forgettable but a little more than mildly entertaining.

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