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The workers at a posh Central Park condominium plot to steal back their pensions from the thieving Wall Street billionaire who's about to get away with the ultimate white-collar crime in this heist comedy starring Ben Stiller and Eddie Murphy. Financial giant Arthur Shaw (Alan Alda) has just been placed under house arrest in his luxury New York City penthouse for cleaning out his investors to the tune of two billion dollars. Meanwhile, on the complete opposite end of the financial spectrum, Josh Kovacs (Ben Stiller) earns a modest living as the manager of The Tower -- the luxurious building where Shaw resides. Upon learning that the building staffers who entrusted Shaw with their retirement funds are about to lose their life savings, and that the thief will likely get off scot-free, Josh convinces a small group of Tower employees and a downtrodden former resident that Shaw has stashed a million-dollar safety net somewhere in his opulent penthouse, and that it's theirs for the taking if they can just slip past security. With dim-witted concierge Charlie (Casey Affleck), under-educated electrical engineer Enrique (Michael Peña), safecracking maid Odessa (Gabourey Sidibe) and downtrodden former resident Mr. Fitzhugh (Matthew Broderick) to back him, Josh recruits crafty swindler Slide (Eddie Murphy) to help get their money back. Although the security in Arthur's condo is unusually tight, between Josh's knowledge of the building and Slide's sleight of hand, this ragtag gang of thieves just might have what it takes to get the job done. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

  • Release date:November 4, 2011

Cast

Ben Stiller
as Josh Kovacs
Eddie Murphy
as Slide
Casey Affleck
as Charlie
Alan Alda
as Arthur Shaw
Matthew Broderick
as Mr. Fitzhugh
Judd Hirsch
as Mr. Simon
Téa Leoni
as Special Agent Claire Denham
Michael Peña
as Enrique Dev'Reaux
Gabourey Sidibe
as Odessa
Nina Arianda
as Miss Iovenko
Marcia Jean Kurtz
as Rose
Harry O'Reilly
as Special Agent Dansk
Peter Van Wagner
as Marty Klein, Esq.
Zeljko Ivanek
as Director Mazin
Annika Pergament
as NASDAQ/News Reporter
Clem Cheung
as Kwan
Robert Downey, Sr.
as Judge Ramos
Allie Woods, Jr.
as Mr. Newhouse
Johnny Tran
as Huang
James Colby
as Special Agent Huggins
Frank Pesce
as Riker's Prison Guard
Jessica Szohr
as Sasha

Crew

Brett Ratner
Director
Brian Grazer
Producer
Eddie Murphy
Producer
Kim Roth
Producer
Bill Collage
Screen Story
Adam Cooper
Screen Story
Ted Griffin
Screen Story
Ted Griffin
Screenwriter
Jeff Nathanson
Screenwriter
Dante Spinotti
Cinematographer
Christophe Beck
Composer (Music Score)
Mark Helfrich
Editor
Kristi Zea
Production Designer
Nicholas Lundy
Art Director
Bill Carraro
Executive Producer
Karen Kehela Sherwood
Executive Producer
Sarah Edwards
Costume Designer
Diane Lederman
Set Decorator
James M. Freitag
First Assistant Director
Kathleen Chopin
Casting
Kerrie Smith
Hair Styles
LuAnn Claps
Makeup
Lyndell Quiyou
Hair Styles
Jery Hewitt
Stunts Coordinator
John Bair
Visual Effects Supervisor
Karin Levinson
Visual Effects Executive Producer
Bill Carraro
Unit Production Manager
Mike Kriaris
Location Manager
Naomi Donne
Makeup
Randall Balsmeyer
Visual Effects Supervisor
Steve Kirshoff
Special Effects Coordinator
Tram Le
Visual Effects Producer
Tudor Jones
Second Assistant Director
Evelyne Noraz
Makeup
Carla Raij
Unit Production Manager
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