Man on a Ledge is inspired by the Stephen King short story The Ledge.
When former NYPD officer-turned-prison escapee Nick Cassidy (Sam Worthington) enters the famed Roosevelt Hotel on 45th & Madison in New York City, heads to one of the highest floors and steps out onto the ledge, he threatens more than just his own wellbeing. A whole city is about to seize up, including some very nervous people with some very big secrets.
Ex-cop Cassidy ‘s heart-stopping decision to stand on the ledge of a high-rise building creates not only a media firestorm, but a delicate situation for hard-living New York Police Department negotiator Lydia Spencer (Elizabeth Banks), who tries to talk him down while dealing with a departmental rival (Edward Burns) who believes she has a conflict of interest. But the longer Lydia spends trying to get to the root of Cassidy’s predicament, the more she realizes he could have an ulterior objective.
Directed by: Asger Leth.
Starring: Sam Worthington, Elizabeth Banks, Jamie Bell.
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