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

It is the biggest cash robbery

in U.S. history...

$8 million taken

from an armored-car company

office in New York City.

There may have been close

to $30 million here yesterday,

all in cash,

mostly 50s and hundreds.

A task force of FBI agents

and New York City detectives

are trying to solve

the biggest cash robbery

in U.S. history.

FBI and New York City

police investigators

swarmed over the roof

of a Bronx armored-truck company

after thieves cut a hole in the roof

and made off with the largest

cash theft in U.S. history.

Police also said that a television

camera pointed at the vault

had been moved,

leading to speculation

that the burglars

had inside help.

At this point not one penny

has been recovered.

But FBI officials say they're

working on a number of good leads

and are optimistic

about finding the money.

If I knew, I would be out there

with a shovel looking for it.

We really don't know

right at the moment.

Eddie, Eddie, Eddie, Eddie.

Two questions for you, Eddie:

Where's Chris?

And where's the money?

I quit.

F***ing douchebags.

- Naw, you're fired.

- What?

- You're fired.

- No, bro, I quit.

You can't quit. You quit every week

from somewhere different.

- You're fired.

- Yeah, that's right.

- Yeah, I f***ing quit, all right?

- Oh, shut up.

- You're fired.

- What? What's that?

Yo, you want me to pick up trash?

What f***ing color do I look like?

- You are the trash, you little f***.

- Motherf***er.

Yo yo yo Yo Y-

What, you want some?

- Get going, get outta here.

- How about that, you fat f***?

- Come on.

- Get outta here, get going.

- Come on, let's go.

- And you're fired!

- You're fired!

- I quit, motherf***er.

No no no, you're fired!

Yo, what the f***?

- That was your boss?

- Yeah.

Yeah, he wants me

to clean up garbage.

I'm like, "Yo, what color

do I look like to you again, a**hole?"

I hate Italians, bro.

Nothing's worse than working

for Italians, let me tell you.

Only thing worse than working

for Italians is working for the Greeks,

and I have to go back and work

at that stupid diner again.

Bullshit. The guy's

a straight-up douche, bro.

He's telling me he thinks

I'm stealing and stuff.

You said you were.

I was, but he's still a dick.

How about that?

Only thing worse is the Greeks.

Hey, what's up, ladies?

Yo, any of you girls

wanna do me right now, I'm down.

Eleni must be real stupid

marrying you, idiot!

- Suck it!

- Douchebag!

There's a rainbow

over my shoulder

When you came,

my cup runneth over

You gave me your heavenly love

And if one night

you hear crying from above

'Cause heaven

Must be missing an angel

Missing one angel child

Because you're here

with me right now

Your love is heavenly


Heavenly to me, baby

Oooh, heaven

- Oooh, heaven...

- Enough with the chickens, Karen.

You gotta stop with the chickens.

She's crazy about the chickens.

- Eh, f***ing bit my lip.

- Hey, give me a hand with this.

Son of a b*tch.

Bit my lip.

Hey, are you really

gonna marry Eleni?

- You sound like my mother.

- You're not gonna marry nobody.

Not for nothing, bro, but if they make

a statue of me, I want big balls.

- Know what I'm saying?

- Hey, Ma!

- We come bearing gifts.

- What's this?

I got you a statue...

the statue you wanted.

- Nice.

- Hey.

Do I get a kiss?

Thank you.

- Where did you get this?

- You could put a plant in it.

- What, you don't like it?

- It's nice, it's nice.

- Put it right there.

- Put it over here?

- Yeah, right there against the wall.

- Okay.

- Nice.

- I'm just saying if you don't like it,

- 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 a**hole

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 a**hole though.

I come here with respect.

He should do the same.

Respect. Bravo.

Respect... who gives a sh*t?

You sound like your father now.

- Hey, Spiro.

- Now, Tommy, I understand him.

- I know what you're saying.

- Get your hands off him, okay?

What the hell are you doing?

What the hell is that?

- Wow.

- I'm sorry, okay?

You don't need to touch him.

Are you kidding me?

Is he kidding me right now?

Okay, just... you don't

need to touch him.

I just want to know, so you don't

want me to touch your father?

- You don't need to f***ing touch him.

- Spiro!

- Get him outta here.

- Stop it, enough!

- Who you want me to touch?

- Enough! Spiro!

- No, it's okay, it's okay.

- What are you doing?

I just want to know

who it is that I can touch.

- Just calm down, take it easy.

- Whoa whoa whoa.

It's okay, we're fine.

The kid's just excitable.

He's all right.

It's okay, just got excited.

- He'll be okay.

- Go.

Go. I said go now.

I said go! Go 90!

Spiro, listen,

you're a powerful man.

You gave me a job that I need,

but you don't speak with me

like that in front

of my son again, hmm?


Or you just don't.

Let's hope it doesn't

come to that, okay, Tommy?

We'll be fine, no problems.

That's kids, right? They're excitable.

How you doing? Okay?

Yeah, I'm all right.

Are you okay?

Me? Yeah sure, fine. I'm fine.

Yo, Vicky, put some clothes on.

What's wrong with you?

- Hey.

- Shut up, just checking the mail.

- Hey.

- Ma, you see what Vicky's wearing?

- Mind your business.

- Shut your f***ing face, Chris.

Hey, Victoria,

watch your mouth.

- Looks like a tramp dressed like that.

- Hey.

Chris, don't talk to your sister

like that, come on.

Vicky, go upstairs,

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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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