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When the staff of New York City's most expensive and luxurious condominium discovers that the billionaire investment advisor living in the penthouse has plundered their retirement fund, they take matters into their own hands. Convinced that light-fingered Wall Street Titan Arthur Shaw (Alan Alda) has stashed his ill-gotten millions in his apartment, building manager Josh Kovacs (Ben Stiller) rallies his troops and enlists the help of small-time thief Slide (Eddie Murphy) to make sure they get back what's rightfully theirs. These rookie thieves?including high-strung concierge Charlie (Casey Affleck), broke ex-Wall Streeter Mr. Fitzhugh (Matthew Broderick), new bellhop Dev'Reaux (Michael Pena) and feisty maid Odessa (Gabourey Sidibe)?know the building better than anyone. It turns out they've been casing the place for years...they just didn't know it.

Specifications

Studio Universal
SKU 227800195
UPC 025192135118
UPC 14 00025192135118
Format Blu-Ray DVD
Release Date 2/21/2012
Rating Rating
Keywords
Crime
Revenge
Editors Note
Note The workers at a posh Central Park condominium plot to steal back their pensions from the thieving Wall Street billionaire who's about to get away with the ultimate white-collar crime in this heist comedy starring Ben Stiller and Eddie Murphy. Financial giant Arthur Shaw (Alan Alda) has just been placed under house arrest in his luxury New York City penthouse for cleaning out his investors to the tune of two billion dollars. Meanwhile, on the complete opposite end of the financial spectrum, Josh Kovacs (Ben Stiller) earns a modest living as the manager of The Tower -- the luxurious building where Shaw resides. Upon learning that the building staffers who entrusted Shaw with their retirement funds are about to lose their life savings, and that the thief will likely get off scot-free, Josh convinces a small group of Tower employees and a downtrodden former resident that Shaw has stashed a million-dollar safety net somewhere in his opulent penthouse, and that it's theirs for the taking if they can just slip past security. With dim-witted concierge Charlie (Casey Affleck), under-educated electrical engineer Enrique (Michael Peña), safecracking maid Odessa (Gabourey Sidibe) and downtrodden former resident Mr. Fitzhugh (Matthew Broderick) to back him, Josh recruits crafty swindler Slide (Eddie Murphy) to help get their money back. Although the security in Arthur's condo is unusually tight, between Josh's knowledge of the building and Slide's sleight of hand, this ragtag gang of thieves just might have what it takes to get the job done.
Reviews
Box Office 4 stars out of 5 -- "Eddie Murphy is back in top form, reason alone to see TOWER HEIST, a highly entertaining and heartfelt action comedy..." 11/03/2011
Movieline "Leoni can be tough and loopy at the same time, an extraordinary combination....Broderick makes a great deadpan sadsack..." 11/03/2011
Los Angeles Times "[The film] has considerable polish with cinematographer Dante Spinotti clever eye and a crack creative crew....[With] palm-sweating visual effects." 11/04/2011
Hollywood Reporter "[S]nappy, well cast and streetwise....Shot sharply by Dante Spinotti and goosed by a zippy score from Christophe Beck..." 10/31/2011
Total Film 3 stars out of 5 -- "It's got everything a comedy needs: space for the characters to breathe, good lines, and the pleasure of watching a marquee cast amiably goofing around..." 01/01/2012
Actors
Matthew Broderick
Eddie Murphy
Alan Alda
Ben Stiller
Cast & Crew
Matthew Broderick - Star
Eddie Murphy - Star
Alan Alda - Star
Ben Stiller - Star
Casey Affleck - Star
Johnny Tran - Co-Star
Michael Pena - Co-Star
James Colby - Co-Star
Peter VanWagner - Co-Star
Annika Pergament - Co-Star
Allie Woods Jr. - Co-Star
Clem Cheung - Co-Star
Jessica Szohr - Co-Star
Gabourey "Gabbie" Sidibe - Co-Star
Kevin Pariseau - Co-Star
Christina Calph - Co-Star
Nina Arianda - Co-Star
Desmin Borges - Co-Star
Stephen Henderson - Co-Star
Lynne Rossetto Kasper - Co-Star
Kate Upton - Co-Star
Marilyn Kim - Co-Star
Omar Nicodemo - Co-Star
Dylan Ratigan - Co-Star
Monika Plocienniczak - Co-Star
Edward Noone - Co-Star
Brian Distance - Co-Star
Village - Co-Star
Les Papp II - Co-Star
Michael Stratton - Co-Star
Robert Downey Sr. - Co-Star
Harry O'Reilly - Co-Star
Frank Pesce - Co-Star
Judd Hirsch - Co-Star
Zeljko Ivanek - Co-Star
Marcia Jean Kurtz - Co-Star
Téa Leoni - Co-Star
Naomi Donne - Makeup
Jery Hewitt - Stunt Coordinator
Dante Spinotti - Director of Photography
James M. Freitag - Assistant Director
Bill Carraro - Production Manager/UPM
Diane Lederman - Set Decorator
Lyndell Quiyou - Hairstylist
Jeff Nathanson - Screenwriter
Christophe Beck - Composer
FrameStore - Visual Effects Designer
Ted Griffin - Screenwriter
Ted Griffin - Story
Carla Raij - Production Manager/UPM
Evelyne Noraz - Makeup
Method Studios - Visual Effects Designer
Adam Cooper - Story
Bill Collage - Story
Kerrie Smith - Hairstylist
Michelle Johnson - Hairstylist
Big Film Design - Visual Effects Designer
LuAnn Claps - Makeup
Sunday Englis - Makeup Designer
Phosphene - Visual Effects Designer
Gravity - Visual Effects Designer
Shaun Perkins - Hairstylist
Brett Ratner - Director
Technical Info
Original Release Date 2011
UPC 00025192135118
Number of Discs 2
Running Time 105 minutes
Color (unknown/unconverted)
Aspect Ratio
  
Features
DVD, Digital Audio
Product Attributes
Video Format Blu-Ray

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