Lite’s Reveiw Room: Weekend Movies – “The Grey” “Man On A Ledge” “One For The Money” (page 2)
Man On A Ledge
Man On A Ledge is a new film form Summit Entertainment, directed by Asger Leth (Ghosts of Cite Soleil) and it stars Sam Worthington (Avatar), Elizabeth Banks (Zack And Miri Make A Porno) and Ed Harris (The Abyss).
The film is about a wanted fugitive who stands on the ledge of a high-rise in New York to try to clear his name.
Nick Cassidy (Sam Worthington) was an honest cop. Now he’s in prison for a crime he didn’t commit. Desperate, he seizes the first chance to escape. [photogallerylink id=70392 align=left]
Hours later, he is freshly shaven in an expensive suit, standing on a window ledge high above New York City. As a crowd gathers below, police cordon off the area and agree to Nick’s request to speak with pretty police negotiator Lydia Anderson (Elizabeth Banks). But Lydia doesn’t know that she is part of his grand plan, a plan that could give them both a second chance.
Speaking quietly into a lapel microphone, Nick coordinates the high-tech theft of a $30 million diamond—the same diamond he was convicted of stealing. It’s the only way he can prove his innocence, but he needs Lydia’s help—and he’s running out of time.
When his identity is exposed, a SWAT team positions itself on the roof, read to take him out. Lydia isn’t sure he’s telling the truth, but if he really was set up for the diamond heist, it had to be an inside job, which means at least one of the cops on the scene wants Nick dead.
With SWAT about to move, cops destroying the evidence that could save him and nowhere to go but down, Nick’s chances of survival are getting slimmer by the minute.