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Skyscraper (2018)

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A security expert must infiltrate a burning skyscraper, 225 stories above ground, when his family are trapped inside by criminals.
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dwayne Johnson ... Will Sawyer
Neve Campbell ... Sarah Sawyer
Chin Han ... Zhao Long Ji
Roland Møller ... Kores Botha
Noah Taylor ... Mr. Pierce
Byron Mann ... Inspector Wu
Pablo Schreiber ... Ben
McKenna Roberts ... Georgia Sawyer
Noah Cottrell ... Henry Sawyer
Hannah Quinlivan ... Xia
Adrian Holmes ... Ajani Okeke
Elfina Luk ... Sergeant Han
Kevin Rankin ... Ray
Gretal Montgomery ... Ray's Wife
Jett Klyne Jett Klyne ... Ray's Son
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Storyline

FBI Hostage Rescue Team leader and U.S. war veteran Will Sawyer now assesses security for skyscrapers. On assignment in Hong Kong he finds the tallest, safest building in the world suddenly ablaze and he's been framed for it. A wanted man on the run, Will must find those responsible, clear his name and somehow rescue his family who are trapped inside the building - above the fire line.

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The sky is the limit. See more »

Genres:

Action | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sequences of gun violence and action, and for brief strong language | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Cantonese | Mandarin

Release Date:

13 July 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Skyscraper See more »

Filming Locations:

Hong Kong See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$125,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$24,905,015, 15 July 2018, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$67,796,355, 27 September 2018

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$292,351,275, 16 August 2018
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Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

In order to make the jump from the crane to the building, Dwayne Johnson would have had to run and leave the platform at 28.4 mph. Usain Bolt's fastest recorded speed is 27.4 mph. See more »

Goofs

Once the tech-savvy wife re-activates the fire extinguisher systems, a gas based (CO2 maybe) system puts the fire out in a matter of minutes. These systems work only that fast in sealed areas, as their mechanism is to block the oxygen flow to the fire, and or bind the oxygen. a fire of that size in the height of 500m+ generates a strong upward airflow (even if we don't consider the wind that powers the turbines) and with all the windows broken it can supply unlimited amount of oxygen and blow away the gas. See more »

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[first lines] Attention all units, attention all units, probable of domestic situation with hostage situation. 10-24, officer down. Perp is a caucasian male, no known priors. Considered extremely dangerous. Proceed with caution.: [over the radio] Attention all units, attention all units, probable of domestic situation with hostage situation. 10-24, officer down. Perp is a caucasian male, no known priors. Considered extremely dangerous. Proceed with caution.
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Crazy Credits

When the title is shown on screen in the opening credits, it's shown vertically alongside the Pearl building. This also happens in the end credits. See more »

Connections

Featured in Skyscraper: Leap of Faith (2018) See more »

Soundtracks

Walls
Written by Jamie N. Commons, Mike Mac and Jordan Baum
Produced by Jamie N. Commons and Mike Mac
Performed by Jamie N. Commons
Courtesy of KidInaKorner/Interscope Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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GREAT IDEA, BAD PLOT!!!
26 July 2018 | by andres-98747See all my reviews

I'm going to start by saying it was a good idea about the skyscraper, how the producers do the design of it... But we have to be serious in some of the scene ... how can he jump from the crane to the building and then in other scen he can't jump like 7ft The little boy almost doesn't appear in all the movie... He says like 10 lines and that's it In the first scenes they try to make real the fact of breath the smoke in putting the wet towels but in the last part after being like 4 hours in that building they look like they're breathing pure oxygen like they were in a forest


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