MAN ON A LEDGE

Extreme Measures

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Release Date: January 27, 2012

Starring: Sam Worthington, Elizabeth
Backs, Ed Harris, Jamie Bell,
Anthony Mackie, Edward Burns,
Genesis Rodriguez, Kyra
Sedgwick, Titus Welliver

Genre: Crime Thriller

Audience: Teenagers and adults

Rating: R

Runtime: 102 minutes

Distributor: Summit Entertainment

Director: Asger Leth

Executive Producer: Jake Myers, David Ready

Producer: Lorenzo di Bonaventura, Mark
Vahradian

Writer: Pablo F. Fenjves

Address Comments To:

Rob Friedman, CEO, Summit Entertainment
1630 Stewart Street, Suite 120
Santa Monica, CA 90404
Phone: (310) 309-8400; Fax: (310) 828-4132
Website: www.summit-ent.com

Content:

(B, Pa, LLL, VV, S, A, MM) Light moral worldview about correcting an injustice and exposing a villain, marred by using some questionable means to correct the wrong; 29 obscenities (including one “f” word) and 13 strong profanities; light action violence with light blood includes chase scene, fighting, a double shootout, explosion to sneak into a building, people hang precariously in elevator shaft, and man says he may jump off a ledge if he can’t prove his innocence; no sex scenes but some light innuendo between a young couple; no nudity but policewoman in underwear gets up to go out when she’s called in to work; alcohol use; no smoking; and, fraud, stealing, hero is framed for theft of diamond, police corruption, breaking and entering, not all of it entirely rebuked.

Summary:

MAN ON A LEDGE is a suspense thriller about a police detective in New York trying to clear his name after being framed for stealing a priceless diamond from a real estate magnate. Despite some plot holes and silly moments, MAN ON A LEDGE is gratifying entertainment, with the primary drawback being too much strong foul language.

Review:

MAN ON A LEDGE is a suspenseful thriller about a framed police detective who comes up with a crazy scheme full of extreme measures to prove his innocence. The main drawback is the amount of strong foul language in the script.

The story in MAN ON A LEDGE is about Nick Cassidy, an NYPD detective framed for stealing a priceless diamond from real estate magnate David Englander. When his father dies, Nick is let out of prison to attend the funeral. During the funeral, however, he fights with his brother and escapes during the confusion.

The next day, he shows up on the ledge of one of the Roosevelt Hotel’s highest floors. He threatens to jump unless he can talk to NYPD negotiator Lydia Mercer.

The plan turns out to be a diversion, to draw attention away from his brother and his brother’s girlfriend, who are breaking into Englander’s safe where Nick is sure Englander has hidden the diamond. Nick still needs Lydia’s help, however, in exposing Englander’s frame-up. Will she listen to him when he needs her the most?

Despite some plot holes and silly moments, MAN ON A LEDGE is a suspenseful thriller about achieving justice by exposing the truth. It has some nifty twists that keep viewers engaged. The main drawback is too much strong foul language, including 13 strong, gratuitous profanities. Also, the rich businessman is the bad guy, and he’s corrupted some policemen with his money and his power. Therefore, MOVIEGUIDE® advises caution for these anti-capitalist elements and the movie’s foul language.

In Brief:

MAN ON A LEDGE is about Nick Cassidy, an NYPD detective framed for stealing a priceless diamond from real estate magnate David Englander. When his father dies, Nick is let out of prison to attend the funeral. During the funeral, he fights with his brother and escapes during the confusion. The next day, he shows up on the ledge of one of the Roosevelt Hotel’s highest floors. He threatens to jump unless he can talk to NYPD negotiator Lydia Mercer. The plan turns out to be a diversion, to draw attention away from his brother and his brother’s girlfriend, who are breaking into Englander’s safe where Nick is sure Englander has hidden the diamond. Nick still needs Lydia’s help, however, in exposing Englander’s frame-up. Will she listen to him when he needs her the most?



Despite some plot holes and silly moments, MAN ON A LEDGE is a suspenseful thriller about achieving justice by exposing the truth. It has some nifty twists to keep viewers engaged. The main drawback is too much strong foul language. Also, the rich businessman is the bad guy. MOVIEGUIDE® advises extreme caution for MAN ON A LEDGE.