Film / Man on a Ledge

How far would you go to prove your innocence?

Ex-cop Nick Cassidy was sent to jail, convicted of stealing, and destroying, a $40-million diamond from David Englander. He has just escaped from prison to embark on a daring heist: to stand in plain sight, while the crime he was convicted of is committed, and in so doing prove his innocence. He is willing to go as far as he needs to—in this case, to a ledge on the Roosevelt Hotel, 31 stories up.

Man on a Ledge is a 2012 thriller film directed by Asger Leth, starring Sam Worthington, Jamie Bell, Elizabeth Banks and Ed Harris.

Man on a Ledge contains the following tropes:

  • Leap of Faith: Near the end, Nick takes a running leap off the ledge... and lands safely on the air bag the police put out an hour of movie-time ago.
  • Title Drop: Delivered by the NYPD desk sergeant.
    "We need an emergency service unit at The Roosevelt, 45th and Madison. Shut down the block, we got a man on a ledge."