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Empire State is a 2013 American crime drama film based on a true story,[3][4] centered on two childhood friends who rob an armored car depository, and the NYPD officer who stands in their way. Directed by Dito Montiel and starring Dwayne Johnson, Liam Hemsworth and Emma Roberts, the film was released straight to DVD and Blu-ray on September 3, 2013.

Empire State
Empire State
DVD cover
Directed byDito Montiel
Produced byMark Stewart
Written byAdam Mazer
StarringDwayne Johnson
Liam Hemsworth
Emma Roberts
Music byDavid Wittman
CinematographyDana Gonzales
Distributed byWalt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
Release date
September 3, 2013
Running time
94 minutes
CountryUnited States
Budget$11 million[1]
Box office$3.7 million (DVD Sales)[2]


After failing to get into the local police academy, Chris Potamitis (Hemsworth), settles for a security guard job with the Empire State Armored Truck Company. Chris makes the mistake of mentioning the company's lax security to his best friend Eddie (Angarano), and is soon unwittingly drawn into an elaborate scheme to rob the abundant piles of cash being stored there – resulting in the largest cash heist ($11 million) to that point in U.S. history. As the stakes continue to rise, Chris and Eddie must outwit James Ransone (Johnson), the veteran NYPD Detective who is hot on their trail, as well as the local crime bosses who want to know who pulled a job on their turf to make sure the perpetrators suffer the consequences.



The film was set and filmed in Toronto, Queens, and New Orleans between May 2012 and June 2012.


The soundtrack to Empire State was released on September 3, 2013.[5]

1."Opening"David Wittman0:53
2."Bathroom"David Wittman1:27
3."Family"David Wittman1:17
4."Want Ads"David Wittman0:32
5."Dog In There"David Wittman1:05
6."Dad Got Fired"David Wittman1:07
7."OTB"David Wittman1:08
8."Kids Clean"David Wittman0:47
9."Driving"David Wittman1:03
10."Finding Letter"David Wittman1:30
11."Broomstick"David Wittman2:57
12."TV Boom"David Wittman0:27
13."Shootout"David Wittman6:33
14."Jimmy Shot"David Wittman0:35
15."Eddie Breaks In"David Wittman1:12
16."After the Heist"David Wittman0:30
17."Interrogating Chris"David Wittman1:20
18."Go For a Walk"David Wittman2:25
19."Eddie Plots"David Wittman2:07
20."Interrogating Chris II"David Wittman1:53
21."Interrogating Eddie"David Wittman1:35
22."Need Some Money"David Wittman1:45
23."End Theme"David Wittman0:49
Total length:34:57[6]


  1. ^ "Empire State (2013)". IMDb. Retrieved 2014-12-28.
  2. ^ "Empire State (2013)". The Numbers. Retrieved 2014-01-28.
  3. ^ "United States v. Potamitis.", 564 F.Supp. 1484 (S.D. NY, 1983). LEAGLE. Retrieved 2013-09-21.
  4. ^ "Two More Convicted In $11 Million Cash Robbery", Associated Press. New York, 7 March 1985. Retrieved 2013-09-21.
  5. ^ Soundtrack Mania. Retrieved 2014-01-23.
  6. ^ Empire State Soundtrack AllMusic. Retrieved 2014-01-23.

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