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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.

Director:

Matthew Chapman

Writer:

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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Trivia

The apartment number shown in the film, "212" is a reference to the birthday, February 12th, of Charles Darwin, who is the great-great-grandfather of the film's writer & director, Matthew Chapman. 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 Rewind This! (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

Everything
Written by Nathan Barr and Lisbeth Scott
Performed by Lisbeth Scott
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Challenging and Thought Provoking
14 June 2011 | by drdraySee all my reviews

I saw a preview of The Ledge two months ago and instantly thought it is the beginning of a whole new genre of film that gets away from the cliché world of most films. It explores nuances of life, ethics, love and religion that are not easily classified. While it is a thriller, it is also much more. If you are not thinking about this movie for days or weeks after, you probably weren't watching. I challenge you to put yourself into each of the characters and recognize how powerful world views can influence decisions and behavior. Of all the characters, I thought the policeman and his life dilemma was most compelling. It seems to tie the whole movie together. I think the final scene of the movie was a little weak and may have actually detracted from the overall effect. I would have done the ending a little different but it is a small quibble over a great viewing experience but that is why it gets a 9 instead of a full 10. The fact that I am writing this review two months after seeing the preview is testament to the impact it can have.


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Country:

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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:

$1,247,188
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1.85 : 1
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