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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:
... Will Sawyer
... Sarah Sawyer
... Zhao Long Ji
... Kores Botha
... Mr. Pierce
... Inspector Wu
... Ben
... Georgia Sawyer
... Henry Sawyer
... Xia
... Ajani Okeke
... Sergeant Han
... Ray
... Ray's Wife
... 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 »

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Action | Thriller

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12 | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

12 July 2018 (Germany)  »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$125,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

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

Gross USA:

$66,252,855, 13 August 2018

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$281,385,305, 12 August 2018
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2.39 : 1
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Trivia

In order to make the jump from the crane to the building featured in the trailer Dwayne would have to run and leave the platform at 12.7 meters per second (appr. 28.4 mph) - For comparison, Usain Bolt's fastest recorded speed is 27.4 mph. See more »

Goofs

At the time from when Will escaped via Ray's house window to when Ray escaped from the police on motorcycle to get to the building, none of the building, signage and streets resemble that of Kowloon. The roads appears to be too sparsely populated to resemble the vastly populated city near the skyscraper. See more »

Quotes

[last lines]
Mr. Pierce: [taking aim at Sarah] I know I'm not supposed to shoot you,
[shrugs]
Mr. Pierce: but I'm sure your kids will be enough.
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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 »

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Incredibly formulaic and derivative
12 July 2018 | by See all my reviews

If you've seen a few B-grade disaster movies, including Dwayne Johnson disaster movies, you've seen this one. Pretty much the same plot as San Andreas, just in a different setting: action man is confronted by disaster of massive proportions and must race against time to save a loved one/ones. Rampage was similar too.

Add in the fact that the central plot - the world's tallest building catches on fire, trapping scores of people on the top floors - has already been done, and done very well - The Towering Inferno (1974). And Dwayne Johnson can only dream of being in the same league as, or even within a few leagues of, Paul Newman or Steve McQueen...


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