Man on a Ledge

Synopsis: An ex-cop turned con threatens to jump to his death from a Manhattan hotel rooftop. The nearest New York Police officer immediately responds to a screaming woman and calls dispatch. More Officers arrive with SWAT and tactical command along with fire-fighters. The police then dispatch a police psychologist personally requested to talk him down from the ledge. However, things aren't as they seem.
Director(s): Asger Leth
Production: Summit Entertainment
  1 nomination.
 
IMDB:
6.6
Metacritic:
40
Rotten Tomatoes:
31%
PG-13
Year:
2012
102 min
$18,400,000
Website
95 Views

Good morning, sir.

- Last name's Walker.

- Yes.

Mr. Walker.

Room 2105, South Tower. Great view.

We also have a larger unit available

on the east side

I can offer you at the same price.

No, I think I'll stick with the view.

Is it too early for champagne?

Not at all, sir. Not at all.

(SIGHS)

(EXHALES DEEPLY)

(BREATHING HEAVILY)

(WPMAN SCREAMING)

WPMAN:
Look! There's a man up there!

Look! Right there!

MAN:
Where?

WPMAN:
Right there!

Somebody call 911!

(SIREN WAILING)

(GRUNTING)

(ALARM BLARING)

PRISPNER:
Hit him!

That's right, take him down!

MAN PN PA:
All inmates...

(GRUNTING)

PSYCHIATRIST:
So your final appeal

has been denied, Mr. Cassidy.

That's why I am here.

It's a waste of time. Can I go? Mmm-hmm?

Your old life is over.

You're gonna have to accept

that it's never coming back.

Not many men, let alone an ex-cop,

can handle a 25-year sentence.

Mmm-hmm.

Nick, have you ever

considered hurting yourself?

- Hurting?

- Mmm-hmm.

No.

But killing,

every goddamned day.

Go ahead.

Hey, Cass.

It's been a while.

Yes, it has.

- That's new, Mike.

- Yeah.

I went shopping.

I'm about to be a married man,

so gotta clean up a little bit.

Who's the lucky guy?

(BPTH LAUGHING)

You know, man. Hey, life goes on, right?

Yeah.

I'm sorry.

- Go on.

- No, we gotta flip this.

I mean, we dig up some new evidence.

There's things we can do. You know?

- It's okay.

- (GUARD CLEARS THRPAT)

No kissing.

(CHUCKLES)

(SIGHS) Your brother called.

I'm sorry.

What'd he want? He ask for money again?

It's your dad.

- Yeah?

- He's...

He's dying.

- How long?

- Soon.

Look, I'll talk to the warden.

I'll get you a day outside of here. No hassles.

- Mmm.

- All right?

Take care of yourself.

Yep.

(SIGHS)

And when a good soul is taken from us,

it's hard to find reason to believe.

But having faith in God's promise,

and faith in yourself,

is your one true ally.

God bless you, Frank Cassidy.

You are truly free.

Amen.

- ALL:
Amen.

- Thank you.

JPEY:
Thank you, Father.

FATHER LEP:
I'm so sorry.

Hey, Cass. I'm sorry, man.

It's nice to meet you, Nick.

Likewise.

Anything I can do, just let me know.

I'll be there, okay?

Yeah.

(EXHALES)

Ma'am! No contact!

Hey. Pretty girls can break the rules.

(GUARD CLEARS THRPAT)

- ANGIE:
Pkay, I'll see you.

- I'll see ya, babe.

NICK:
Is this the best you could do?

View of the goddamned tracks?

You killed him the day you went to prison.

That's 'cause I left him with a screw-up.

Ph, yeah? You know, Nick,

we're doing real good without you.

Yeah, looks like it.

(GRUNTS)

- Hey! Break it up, you two!

- Break it up! Come on. Get up!

Get your ass back to prison!

JPEY:
Get off me! Get away!

GUARD:
All right. Calm down.

Calm... (GRPANS)

Down! Down! Put your gun down!

- Time's up!

- Down!

The hell are you doing?

Put the gun down!

You got two kids, Donnie. Think about it.

All right. Take it easy, Nick.

Now get down and sit on your hands!

You, too.

Hey, Joey. Keys.

- Have you lost your mind?

- Keys!

- GUARD:
Pn the belt.

- Hurry!

You better not come back here.

NICK:
Yeah, I didn't plan to.

I'm sorry, but you, too, Joey. Get down!

Nobody move.

Way to make Dad proud!

This is 3-12, prisoner escape!

All backup units,

prisoner's heading to the east gate!

(SIREN WAILING)

(HPRN HPNKING)

(SIRENS APPRPACHING)

(INDISTINCT TALKING PN PPLICE RADIP)

(TRAIN WHISTLE BLPWING)

(BELL DINGING)

(YELLING)

CPP 1:
Get a paramedic out here, now!

CPP 2:
See him?

CPP 1:
I can't see anything.

- Check the back.

- Look in the back.

ACKERMAN:
What the hell happened?

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