Empire State

Synopsis: After failing to get into the police academy, Chris Potamitis (Liam Hemsworth), settles for a security guard job with the EMPIRE STATE Armored Truck Company. Chris makes the mistake of mentioning the company's lax security to his best friend, Eddie (Michael Angarano), and is soon unwittingly drawn into an elaborate scheme to rob the abundant amounts of cash being stored there - resulting in the largest cash heist in U.S. History. As the stakes continue to rise, Chris and Eddie must outwit James Ransone (Dwayne Johnson), the veteran NYPD Detective that is hot on their trail, as well as the local crime bosses that want to know who pulled a job on their turf, or suffer the consequences.
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Director(s): Dito Montiel
Production: The Film Arcade
  1 nomination.
94 min

- we can take it back.

- I like it, I like it!

- It's nice.

- Where, over here?

- You want it on this thing?

- Mrs. Potamitis...

- Hey, Ma.

- Please be careful with those plants.

- Stand it up, stand it up.

- You want it somewhere...

- You like that?

- That's good.

- There we go. How about that?

- You like that?

- Ma!

- It's good, I like it. It's beautiful.

What do you want me

to do with the turtle?

Would you like me to tell you

what to do with the turtle?

- Put it down and don't break it.

- You don't like it?

- Put that over there.

- Thank you, Chris. It's very nice.

- You like that, Ma?

- Thank you, yes, thank you.

- We got presents for you.

- Good good good.

You be good today, all right?

Be careful, all right?

You want me to move it,

I move it again.

You don't like it, we'll take it back.

- Go go go.

- You don't have to do it, you know?

All right, enough! Go.

Okay, love you, Ma.

Hey, Spiro.

My father around?

In the shitter, kid.

- H6Y-

- H6Y-


They got you doing everything

around here, huh, Pop?


You know, this is what happens

when you have too many skills, right?

So where's the girl?

Uh, I don't know.

I was just seeing

if you need a ride home.

- You know, checking up on you.

- Come in here on a Friday night

- to give me a ride home?

- No no, I didn't say...

I'm worried about you.

What are you doing?

Just stopping bY

What, I come in,

everybody goes quiet?

No no, we were just talking.

You don't like that fat asshole

talking that way about your father.

Chris doesn't need

to worry about his father.

No no, you're right, Tommy.

I'm sorry.

But we agree

he's a fat asshole though.

I come here with respect.

He should do the same.

Respect. Bravo.

Respect... who gives a shit?

You sound like your father now.

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Adam Mazer

Adam Mazer is an American screenwriter. He is the writer of HBO Film’s biopic, You Don't Know Jack, about the life of assisted-suicide advocate, Jack Kevorkian.Mazer was the co-writer of the 2007 Universal Pictures feature film, Breach, starring Chris Cooper, Ryan Phillippe and Laura Linney. Directed by Billy Ray, Breach is based on the true story of the FBI’s most notorious spy, Robert Hanssen. Adam and his former partner, Bill Rotko, optioned the rights of the young FBI aide who worked side-by-side with Robert Hanssen and played a vital role in his arrest. The movie was released in February, 2007. He’s recently finished the screenplay, The Sentry Keep; based on the true story of a 1982 New York City armored car company heist, that at the time, was the largest cash heist in U.S. history. Dito Montiel (A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints, Fighting) is attached to direct. The movie is being produced by David Hoberman and Todd Lieberman of Mandeville Films. He’s also currently working on a one-hour TV pilot, Contingency, with the television production company, Reveille (The Office, Ugly Betty). Contingency is set in the early 1980s and explores the wild early days of a Personal Injury law firm. Additionally, he wrote the one-hour TV pilot, Ghosts, for the CW Network. The drama deals with the personal and professional lives of young undercover FBI Agents who work in an elite unit called the “Special Surveillances Group”. Prior, Adam sold the family comedy, Big Baby, (co-written with Gregg Lichtenstein) to Warner Brothers with Neal Moritz and Richard Suckle producing, and Raja Gosnell attached to direct. Adam was a founding partner of Point Blank Entertainment where he was an Associate Producer on the outrageous ensemble comedy, Super Troopers. The film was sold at the Sundance Film Festival and released in 2002 by Fox Searchlight. Adam’s other efforts include his screenplay, The Amateur which was set up with the Kennedy-Marshall Company. Based on true events, The Amateur tells the story of 19-year-old golfer Francis Ouimet’s remarkable underdog victory at the 1913 U.S. Open. He also wrote the police corruption drama, Officer Down, the comic book fantasy adventure, The Last Ride of Waterloo Clyde, and Shelter From the Storm – an adaptation of Stephen Miller’s southern mystery novel, A Woman in the Yard. Upon graduating from the Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University in 1989, Adam moved to Los Angeles and partnered with Bill Rotko (A&E’s recent The Beast) until 2005. They sold their first screenplay, Freeze – a harrowing Antarctic action-adventure – to Columbia Pictures and Mandalay Pictures. more…

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