Penthouse North

Synopsis: It's New Year's Eve in New York City and everyone's getting ready to party. Watching, waiting, a man called Hollander has a different kind of party in mind. Alone in her high-rise apartment, Sara has no idea that her boyfriend was a thief. But what he stole - and from whom - is about to put her life on the line. Trapped in the penthouse with Hollander and his sadistic partner, these two will kill, maim, tear the place apart to find a fortune in diamonds. While the party rages outside, inside Sara fights desperately for her life. It's kill or be killed in a pulse-pounding , non-stop fight to the finish - and it all takes place in Penthouse North.
Director(s): Joseph Ruben
Production: The Weinstein Company
90 min

Watch that ridge.

Sara, keep it tight.

Contact! Contact left!

To your left! To your left!

- Sara, don't move!

- Move up! Move up!

- OK, go!

- Moving.

On your right! Go! Go! Go!

Move! Move!

- Head around the corner.

- Keep going!

Push through! Push through!

Push forward to the wall!

Push forward to the wall!

I've got four guys with AKs,

RPGs in the tree line.

Press that guy!

Hey! Trying to

get your ass shot off?

Get in there and stay down!

Guys, let's go!

Going in!

You're staring at me.

Can't help it.

Oh, it's freezing out here.

What are you doing?

I told Blake

I'd get the champagne.

Oh, no.

Let her get it.

Come back to bed.

It's 3:
00 in the afternoon.

And in an hour from now,

it'll be 4:
00 in the afternoon.

I know. I told her

I'd do it, though.


Let me get my coat

and we're going.

No, no, no, no. I got it.

I'd rather do it myself.


OK, sure.

When are you gonna let me turn

this into an engagement ring?

You do not EVER

give up.

No. Not when I want something.

I thought we agreed on this.

Whatever happens, happens.

On, God.

- It's already happened.

- Oh...


You sure you don't want me

to come?

No, I'm good.

Hold down the fort.

Will do.

Hey. Hey.

Oh. Hello, Sara.

Hi, Antonio.

Any big plans for tonight?

Yep. I'm gonna work late.

New Year's Eve's for amateurs.

Can I grab you a cab?

No, no, I'm good.

I'm just going to the store.

- Be safe, young lady.

- Thank you.

- Hey! Look out!

- Ah!

What, are you blind?


- I am.

- Hey. You OK?

I saw the whole thing.

What an a**hole.

Nothing new.

This city's full of 'em.

- Here, let me help you...

- No. No. I got it.

Thank you.

It's actually better

if I do it myself.

My lightsabre.


Sometimes I get cocky

and I forget that I need it.

Hey, I can walk you

where you're going.

No, I know where I'm going.

Thanks, though.

- Are you sure? It's no trouble.

- Yeah. Happy New Year.

Yeah. Yeah, you too.

You, uh... you got the light.

OK. Thank you.

You watch out for a**holes.

I will.

Call from Blake.

- Hey, Blake.

- Hey.

- Where are you?

- Out.

Buying champagne.

Great. Are you on your own?

Yes. I'm on my own,

all by my lonesome.

Good. I'm glad

you're getting out.

You spend way too much time hiding

out in that penthouse with Ryan.

My God, what's wrong

with hiding out?

Don't make me feel guilty

for finding a guy I like.

Stop busting my chops.

- I'm your sister. It's my job.

- Yeah.

You and Danny gonna come over

and ring in the New Year with us?

Danny had to pull a double

and he's not even home yet,

so he'll have to sleep

for a couple of hours.

- Please try and make it.

- We will.

Just gonna be

a little last-minute, OK?

I love you.

Alright, love you too.


How'd it go

out there today?

I didn't walk into

any telephone poles.

That's good.

Have yourself

a good evening.

Thank you. You too.


It's the lady

with the liquor.

You here?





Good girl.

Good girl.

You can't be hungry, Shadow.

I just fed you.

Oh, my God. Ryan.

Ryan? Oh, my God. Ryan?

Oh, my God.


Ryan. Baby.



Ryan! Oh, God!

Oh, God. Who's there?

Who's there?

What do you want?

What do you want?

Who's there?

What do you want?

Say something.

Open the door.

Open the door, Sara.

Yeah. I know your name.

I've been watching you

for days.

Start listening.

Armadillo is ready.

- Start menu.

- Menu.

Open the goddamn door!

Open email.

- Read email?

- Write email.

- Please repeat.

- Write email to Blake.

Email to Blake.

Call the police.

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David Loughery

David Loughery is an American screenwriter and producer. Born in Chicago, Loughery attended Ball State University and the University of Iowa where he was a member of the Iowa Playwrights Workshop. His first produced screenplay was Dreamscape in 1984. Loughery often works with director Joseph Ruben for whom he has written or rewritten several films including The Stepfather, The Good Son, and Penthouse North. Five of Loughery's films (Star Trek V: The Final Frontier, Passenger 57, The Three Musketeers, Lakeview Terrace, and Obsessed) have opened Number One at the box office. more…

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