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MAN ON A LEDGE
USA: Summit Entertainment
UK: Entertainment One UK
Cast: Sam Worthington, Elizabeth Banks, Jamie Bell, Anthony Mackie, Edward Burns, Kyra Sedgwick, Ed Harris, Genesis Rodriguez, Afton Williamson, Patrick Collins, Felix Solis
Director: Asger Leth
USA & UK: 102 mins
USA Rated: PG-13 for violence and brief strong language
UK Certificate: 12A contains moderate violence and one use of strong language
USA Release Date: 27 January 2012
UK Release Date: 3 February 2012
Escaping from prison, Nick Cassidy (Sam Worthington) walks into the famed Roosevelt Hotel on 45th & Madison in New York City, and travels up to one the highest floors before stepping out onto the ledge. This former NYPD officer threatens more than just his own well-being. His actions cause a whole city to grind to a halt, and puts the pressure on 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 NYPD negotiator Lydia Spencer (Elizabeth Banks) who attempt to coax him down while dealing with a departmental rival (Edward Burns) who believes she has a conflict of interest. But the longer Lydia spends trying to establish the root cause 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) is working on with his girlfriend (Genesis Rodriguez) while Cassidy bides his time on the ledge? Or with the efforts Cassidy’s best friend on the force (Anthony Mackie) is making to help get him down? Or with the behind-closed-doors dealings of a powerful businessman (Ed Harris)? 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 a big eye-opener. Eventually the stakes become more dangerous than the prospect of one man on one ledge simply losing his balance.
In the propulsive, twisty action thriller Man On A Ledge, director Asger Leth (GHOSTS OF CITE SOLEIL) takes a naturally heart-pounding scenario and delivers a twisty, nail-biting thriller about the risk a desperate man with few options is willing to take to clear his name. How far would you step out if your life was on the line?
Starring Sam Worthington (AVATAR, CLASH OF THE TITANS), Elizabeth Banks (THE NEXT THREE DAYS, ZACK AND MIRI MAKE A PORNO), Jamie Bell (THE ADVENTURES OF TINTIN, BILLY ELLIOT), Anthony Mackie (REAL STEEL, THE HURT LOCKER), Edward Burns (NICE GUY JOHNNY & 27 DRESSES), Kyra Sedgwick (CHLORINE), Ed Harris (POLLOCK, A BEAUTIFUL MIND) and Genesis Rodriguez (CASA DI MI PADRE).