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The Ledge (2011)

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A police officer looks to talk down a young man lured by his lover's husband to the ledge of a high rise, where he has one hour to contemplate a fateful decision.

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Matthew Chapman

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Matthew Chapman
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Charlie Hunnam ... Gavin Nichols
Terrence Howard ... Det. Hollis Lucetti
Liv Tyler ... Shana Harris
Patrick Wilson ... Joe Harris
Jaqueline Fleming ... Angela Lucetti
Christopher Gorham ... Chris (as Chris Gorham)
Maxine Greco ... Consuela
Geraldine Singer ... Doctor
Dean J. West ... Frank (as Dean West)
Brianna Dufrene Brianna Dufrene ... Gail
Jillian Batherson ... Harper
Tyler Humphrey Tyler Humphrey ... Jimmy
Mike Pniewski ... Lt. Markowitz
Katia Gomez ... Selena
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Storyline

A thriller in which a battle of philosophies between a fundamentalist Christian and an atheist escalates into a lethal battle of wills. Ultimately, as a test of faith, or lack of it, the believer forces the non-believer onto the ledge of a tall building. He then has one hour to make a choice between his own life and someone else's. Without faith in an afterlife, will he be capable of such a sacrifice? Written by Foresight

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One life. One chance. One step.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sexuality, language and some violent content | See all certifications »

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USA | Germany | Saudi Arabia

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 May 2011 (Belarus) See more »

Also Known As:

Au bord du gouffre See more »

Filming Locations:

Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA

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Box Office

Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,176, 10 July 2011

Gross USA:

$9,216

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$610,986
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Patrick Wilson starred as Michael Holt in A Gifted Man. In Episode 15, "In Case of Letting Go" Maggie Siff stars as his high school sweetheart. Maggie Siff plays Jackson 'Jax' Teller's wife in Sons of Anarchy, played by Charlie Hunnam. See more »

Goofs

At 1:12:27 into the movie, as the camera pans to Gavin on the ledge talking to Hollis, the sun is high casting only a partial shadow ton the gray building in the background. The camera then switches to just Hollis looking out of the window, and when it goes back to show Gavin again, the shadow on the gray building behind him covers it almost completely. But the next two times we see Gavin at the same spot the shadow moves back and forth, revealing that the scenes were shot earlier but cut in for the sake of the narrative. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Det. Hollis Lucetti: Yeah, I'm not really sure I even want to do this. But this couple down at the precinct, they've been at me for this for a year now, and I've known them for 15 years, I mean, John and Jane Connelly, they're real good people, but you know, they can't have kids, so he goes, you know, "If I had a child I'd want to be like Hollis", aw shoot, I don't even know why...
Doctor: Mr. Lucetti. Mr. Lucetti.
Det. Hollis Lucetti: I'm sorry, I'm sorry, I'm just so nervous. This ain't my normal routine. You know, in a jar ...
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Connections

Referenced in Conan: An Atheist Named Faith (2011) See more »

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In The Pouring Rain
Written by Jonathan Spottiswoode (ASCAP)
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Psychological Thriller
19 September 2011 | by paq5528See all my reviews

I have rarely seen such an understated, effective movie before. Parts of the movie can be seen as completely predictable, but wait for it...think about it. I walked out of this movie thinking I could take it at face value and yet it nags me, makes me think. It demands attention, and discussion.

I have a tear in my mind, I'm slightly outraged; no predictable film should have such an effect on me. And yet...

Viewers of the film may nitpick the details, but they must stop at the fringes to be concerned with the superficial-alities. The meat of the film lies in debate and action - what the characters do, not blowing things up kind of action. Are you willing to put action to your most devout beliefs?

Fine acting, a fine plot; I wholeheartedly recommend this film.


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