Man on a Ledge

Man on a Ledge

1h 42min  |  Thriller  |  Release Date: 27.01.2012

When former NYPD officer-turned-prison escapee Nick Cassidy (Sam Worthington, Avatar & Clash of the Titans) enters the famed Roosevelt Hotel on 45th & Madison in New York City, heads to one of the highest floor and steps out onto the ledge, he threatens more than just his own well-being. A whole city is about to seize up, including some very nervous people with some very big secrets.

Ex-cop Cassidy‘s heart-stopping decision to stand on the ledge of a high-rise building creates not only a media firestorm, but a delicate situation for hard-living New York Police Department negotiator Lydia Spencer (Elizabeth Banks, The Next Three Days & Zack and Miri Make a Porno), who tries to talk him down while dealing with a departmental rival (Edward Burns, Nice Guy Johnny & 27 Dresses) who believes she has a conflict of interest. But the longer Lydia spends trying to get to the root of Cassidy’s predicament, the more she realizes he could have an ulterior objective.

Might it have something to do with the mysterious project his brother and ardent supporter (Jamie Bell, The Adventures of Tintin and Billy Elliot) is working on with his girlfriend (Genesis Rodriguez, Casa di mi Padre) while Cassidy bides his time on the ledge? Or with the efforts Cassidy’s best friend on the force (Anthony Mackie, Real Steel and The Hurt Locker) is making to help get him down? Or with the behind-closed-doors dealings of a powerful businessman (four-time Oscar® nominee Ed Harris, Pollock and A Beautiful Mind)?

As more pieces of the puzzle are revealed over the course of Cassidy’s bold stunt, suddenly the story of one disgraced cop trying to prove his innocence becomes something decidedly more eye-opening. Eventually the stakes become more dangerous than the prospect of one man on one ledge simply losing his balance

Cast: Sam Worthington, Elizabeth Banks, Jamie Bell, Anthony Mackie, Ed Harris, Edward Burns, Titus Welliver and Genesis Rodriguez

Director: Asger Leth

Screenwriters: Pablo F. Fenjves

Producers: Lorenzo di Bonaventura and Mark Vahradian

    

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