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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.
(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.
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.