Release Day Round-Up is a new, ongoing feature here at Bigfanboy that will be posted every Thursday to showcase the important information and marketing material for the new movies being released that day (special editions will be posted for movies with mid-week openings). This way you can make an informed decision on what movie (or movies) you will see on opening weekend. As always, let us know what you think in the comments, if you would like anything added and if you plan on seeing the particular movie being highlighted on opening weekend, sometime down the road, wait for it on home release or passing all together. Here’s all you could want to know about TOWER HEIST:
Release Date: Friday, November 4, 2011
MPAA: PG-13 for language and sexual content.
Studio: Universal Pictures
Genre: Action, Comedy
Screenwriters: Adam Cooper, Bill Collage, Russell Gewirtz, Rawson Marshall Thurber, Ted Griffin, Leslie Dixon, Noah Baumbach and Jeff Nathanson.
Directed By: Brett Ratner
Starring: Ben Stiller, Eddie Murphy, Matthew Broderick, Téa Leoni, Gabourey Sidibe, Casey Affleck, Stephen Henderson, Judd Hirsch, Michael Pena and Alan Alda.
Synopsis: Ben Stiller and Eddie Murphy lead an all-star cast in “Tower Heist,” a comedy caper about working stiffs who seek revenge on the Wall Street swindler who stiffed them. After the workers at a luxury Central Park condominium discover the penthouse billionaire has stolen their retirement, they plot the ultimate revenge: a heist to reclaim what he took from them.
Queens native Josh Kovacs (Stiller) has managed one of the most luxurious and well-secured residences in New York City for more than a decade. Under his watchful eye, nothing goes undetected. In the swankiest unit atop Josh’s building, Wall Street titan Arthur Shaw (Alan Alda) is under house arrest after being caught stealing two billion from his investors. The hardest hit among those he defrauded? The tower staffers whose pensions he was entrusted to manage.
With only days before Arthur gets away with the perfect crime, Josh’s crew turns to petty crook Slide (Murphy) to plan the nearly impossible…to steal what they are sure is hidden in Arthur’s guarded condo. Though amateurs, these rookie thieves know the building better than anyone. Turns out they’ve been casing the place for years, they just didn’t know it.
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