11 Facts About Tower Heist


Tower Heist is a 2011 American heist comedy film directed by Brett Ratner, written by Ted Griffin and Jeff Nathanson, based on a story by Bill Collage, Adam Cooper and Griffin and starring Ben Stiller, Eddie Murphy, Casey Affleck, Alan Alda, Matthew Broderick, Judd Hirsch, Tea Leoni, Michael Pena, and Gabourey Sidibe.

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Tower Heist began development as early as 2005, based on an idea by Murphy that would star him and an all-black cast of comedians as a heist group who rob Trump International Hotel and Tower.

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Idea for Tower Heist began development as early as 2005, when Murphy pitched a concept to producer Brian Grazer and Ratner concerning an all-star cast of black comedians including Chris Tucker, Kevin Hart, Dave Chappelle, Tracy Morgan, and Martin Lawrence, as a group of disgruntled employees who plan to rob Donald Trump and Trump International Hotel and Tower.

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Tower Heist did remove some scenes which he felt "didn't fit", or did not match the PG-13 rating the filmmakers were targeting.

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World premiere of Tower Heist took place on October 24,2011, at the Ziegfeld Theatre in New York City.

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On October 5,2011, Universal Pictures announced that Tower Heist would be made available for home viewing via parent company Comcast's video on demand system three weeks after its theatrical debut at the rental cost of $59.

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Tower Heist earned $78 million in the United States and Canada, and $74.

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Tower Heist was released on November 2,2011, in the United Kingdom and opened in a total of 23 countries, including Germany, Spain, Hong Kong, and India, by November 4,2011, at a total of 1,948 theaters.

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Tower Heist was released on DVD and Blu-ray Disc in the United States on February 21,2012.

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Tower Heist is in effect two movies: One belongs to Murphy, the other to the rest of the cast.

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Tower Heist received two NAACP Image Award nominations, for Outstanding Motion Picture and Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture for Eddie Murphy.

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