Tower Heist

Tower Heist

Blu-ray Disc - 2012
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Queens native Josh Kovacs 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 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.
Publisher: Universal City, CA : Universal Studios Home Entertainment, 2012
Branch Call Number: TOW
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (105 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in

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JOSEPH SARDO
Nov 28, 2016

Watched almost half of this one and ultimately its biggest failure was that it was unable to be funny, at least to me. The story was alright, which is probably why I watched as much as I did, but it was not delivering really any laughs.

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Ba_kuPlanet
Feb 20, 2016

Fun PG-13 family heist movie. The despicable character side of Alan Alda. I like the ending. Watch the Bonus material for bonus entertainment.

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Usova
Sep 18, 2015

I liked it a lot. Entertaining and light.

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Carmine1
Jan 01, 2015

Good story and likeable characters. Well worth a watch.

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Nursebob
Dec 13, 2014

When the soulless owner of New York's swankiest condo tower not only swindles his employees out of their pension fund but stands to be acquitted thanks to some political ties, it falls to a group of disgruntled former staff members to right the wrong and steal back what was taken from them. A fine cast of solid B-Listers keep the smiles coming while some brisk directing ensures the pace never slackens---but as the plot twists become more ludicrous and all those fortunate "coincidences" begin to lose any credibility you suddenly realize director Brett Ratner has abandoned an otherwise colourful heist caper and entered into pure Robin Hood fantasy territory. Fun to watch just the same.

nfentonn Nov 07, 2014

Disappointing. some laughs,no thrills.

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Nakkid
Jun 29, 2014

I liked this movie. I thought it was smart, funny, and entertaining. But I dunno, I might be able to connect to the characters more than other viewers because this is the exact industry I work in (hospitality, at a hotel), and I unfortunately know what it's like getting screwed over by your higher-up boss (though, not to the extent that these characters experienced). The movie reminded me a lot of the 2003 version of "The Italian Job". It has lots of notable faces (Ben Stiller, Matthew Broderick, Eddie Murphy, Alan Alda), some smart heist moves, and some good comedy. Not as great as "The Italian Job", but close enough. =)

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ncs1961
Jul 26, 2013

maybe worth a watch after dinner on Thanksgiving day, when all the families still visiting but tired of talking

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21221018293347
Jun 27, 2013

not a very memorable movie, but it was fun and entertaining.

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angielope
May 29, 2013

This was an entertaining movie. I wasn't expecting it to be funny, but it was. There is some coarse language in the movie.

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Nakkid
Jun 29, 2014

"I'm sorry, we don't accept tips here at the Tower."

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Monolith
Jul 21, 2012

Enrique DevReaux: "I got the ski caps..." Josh Kovacs: "What? (looks at them) No, no, no. Ski masks. 'Masks'." Enrique DevReaux: "Yeah, but the guy said that these were the warmest ever made." Josh Kovacs: "With pom-poms? You serious?" Charlie: "You're such an idiot. I need a 'mask'! It's gotta cover your face!"

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Monolith
Jul 21, 2012

Director Mazin: "You've been a lawyer for less than a week and you're trying to bribe the United States government?" Miss Iovenko: "Sharks are born swimming, sir."

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bdls206
Mar 25, 2012

Cole Howard: We're not criminals. We don't know how to steal...
Josh Kovacs: Don't worry. I know someone who does.

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bdls206
Mar 25, 2012

Mr. Fitzhugh: Shouldn't we be avoiding law enforcement? I never saw an episode of Matlock where the criminal banged Matlock!

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bdls206
Mar 25, 2012

Josh Kovacs: He's been arrested a bunch of times. He pays no income taxes. He's got 2 Doberman Pinschers. So let's show him some respect, OK?

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DebAK Oct 02, 2012

DebAK thinks this title is suitable for 18 years and over

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gacrafael3
Jun 18, 2012

gacrafael3 thinks this title is suitable for 1 years and over

EuSei Jun 04, 2012

EuSei thinks this title is suitable for 18 years and over

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bdls206
Mar 25, 2012

bdls206 thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

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simonpemble
Mar 15, 2012

simonpemble thinks this title is suitable for 10 years and over

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Nakkid
Jun 29, 2014

Josh Kovacs likes his job, working as the head manager of a group of innocent and hard-working employees at The Tower, a well-known hotel. But everything changes when the owner, Arthur Shaw (played by Alan Alda) is jailed for fraud. Worse, the hotel employees learn that their pensions were swindled too. Now Kovacs and his team are determined to take back their money, by breaking into Shaw's apartment within The Tower and finding the $2 billion he has stashed somewhere.

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bdls206
Mar 25, 2012

When a group of hard working guys find out they've fallen victim to a wealthy business man's Ponzi scheme, they conspire to rob his high-rise residence.

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EuSei Jun 29, 2012

Sexual Content: Veiled and non-veiled

EuSei Jun 29, 2012

Coarse Language: Although PG13 this movie has lots of coarse language

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