Tower Heist


(2011) ★★★

Channel 4: Saturday 10 October, 10.05pm

Wall Street swindler Alan Alda is untouchable, under FBI guard at his swanky penthouse apartment on Central Park West. But Ben Stiller and his motley crew plan to make the smarmy Alda pay for stealing their pensions. They need a thief to show them how. And they think Eddie Murphy has the qualifications.

Crime in a good cause, choreographed to a splendid big-city score by Christophe Beck, tipping his hat to the brassy rhythms of David Shire’s memorable music for The Taking of Pelham 123 – the 1974 Walter Matthau original, not the lousy John Travolta remake.

Certificate: 12

Duration: 104min

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