Tower Heist (2011)
Synopsis: Workers at a classy Central Park condo scheme to get their pensions back from the stealing Wall Street billionaire that’s about to escape the major white-collar law-breaking act in this robbery comedy starring Eddie Murphy and Ben Stiller.
Genre: Action | Comedy | Crime
Running Time: minutes
Distributor: Universal Pictures
Directed By: Brett Ratner
Written By: Ted Griffin (screenplay), Jeff Nathanson (screenplay)
Cast: Eddie Murphy, Ben Stiller and Casey Affleck
Movie Release Date: November 4, 2011
Another comedy flick set to hit the theaters this year is Tower Heist starring outrageously funny Eddie Murphy and classic comedy film man Ben Stiller. It revolves around a pack of blue-collar men who are screwed by their boss and robbed them of their pension, so to make it even, they decide to get back what was originally theirs and plan to rob him in his tower.
So the guys, who work their ass off to support their families, had their pension funds ripped off by the bad guy Bernie Madoff (with a surname like that, anyone would think that he will rob you) and his character is played well by Alan Alda. The guys who felt betrayed then decides to have a revenge on the scoundrel in his tower. Whether they make it or break it, it is up to us to see the movie. Murphy has been successful in the Shrek series being the voice of Donkey, and Stiller has had his share of funny films like the Focker trilogy. Getting the two of them together is not yet a certain click, but this movie will tell.
Brett Ratner is the director of the movie. It is quite interesting that he took this project since he was the director of X-Men: Last Stand which has a totally different genre compared to a comedy like this. However, since we already know that he has what it takes to produce a good movie, then this film may turn out to be good, too.