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"MAN ON A LEDGE"
(2012) (Sam Worthington, Elizabeth Banks) (PG-13)


Alcohol/Drugs Moderate
Blood/Gross Stuff Mild
Disrespectful/Bad Attitude Heavy
Frightening/Tense Scenes Heavy
Gun/Weapons Heavy
Imitative Behavior Extreme
Jump Scenes None
Music (Scary/Tense) Heavy
Music (Inappropriate) None
Profanity Heavy
Sex/Nudity Heavy
Smoking Mild
Tense Family Scenes Moderate
Topics to Talk About Heavy
Violence Heavy


QUICK TAKE:
Drama/Thriller: A police psychologist tries to talk an escaped convict off the ledge of the 21st floor where he's determined to prove his innocence.
PLOT:
Nick Cassidy (SAM WORTHINGTON) is a convict who manages to escape custody during a family funeral and later ends up on the 21st floor of the Roosevelt Hotel in New York City. He wants to prove his innocence and tells detective Jack Dougherty (EDWARD BURNS) that he'll jump if police psychologist Lydia Mercer (ELIZABETH BANKS) isn't brought to the scene. Being off duty and having recently lost a jumper, Lydia is reluctant to respond, but does so to the scene where Detective Nathan Marcus (TITUS WELLIVER) is in charge and TV reporter Suzie Morales (KYRA SEDGWICK) is down below covering the story and the growing crowd of onlookers.

Initially unbeknownst to them -- and due to him using a fake name and wiping his prints clean from the hotel room -- Nick is a former NYPD cop who was convicted and imprisoned in Sing Sing for stealing a $40 million diamond from real estate mogul David Englander (ED HARRIS) whose building is right across the street. Nick's former beat partner, Mike Ackerman (ANTHONY MACKIE), says he's trying to help Nick. But little does he or anyone else know that Nick's brother Joey (JAMIE BELL) and that man's girlfriend, Angie (GENESIS RODRIGUEZ), are really the ones working to prove Nick's innocence.

With time running out and the S.W.A.T. team preparing to take action against Nick once he's identified, the escaped con does what he can -- up on that high ledge -- to give Joey and Angie enough time to accomplish their task, all while Lydia tries to figure out if Nick is telling her the truth or not.

WILL KIDS WANT TO SEE IT?
Some teens might be drawn to it, especially if they're into "Mission: Impossible" type action-thrillers and/or are fans of anyone in the cast.
WHY THE MPAA RATED IT: PG-13
For violence and brief strong language.
CAST AS ROLE MODELS:
  • SAM WORTHINGTON plays a former cop turned escaped convict who's positioned...


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