MAN ON A LEDGE
Starring: Sam Worthington, Elizabeth
Backs, Ed Harris, Jamie Bell,
Anthony Mackie, Edward Burns,
Genesis Rodriguez, Kyra
Sedgwick, Titus Welliver
Audience: Teenagers and adults
Runtime: 102 minutes
Distributor: Summit Entertainment
Director: Asger Leth
Executive Producer: Jake Myers, David Ready
Producer: Lorenzo di Bonaventura, Mark
Writer: Pablo F. Fenjves
Address Comments To:Rob Friedman, CEO, Summit Entertainment
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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.
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.