Empire State – Based on the true story of a 1982 New York City


First Official Photos From Empire State. Dwayne Johnson, Liam Hemsworth and Emma Roberts star in the true crime thriller. See the movie photos from Empire State. Based on the true story of a 1982 New York City armored car company heist, the story follows two childhood friends whose plan to rob an armored car depository is put in jeopardy by a New York police officer.

Empire State movie poster
  • Release Date: June 10, 2013
  • Studio: Lionsgate
  • Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
  • Director: Dito Montiel
  • Screenwriter: Adam Mazer
  • Official Website: Lionsgate.com
  • Starring: Dwayne Johnson, Liam Hemsworth, Emma Roberts, Nikki Reed, Michael Angarano, Chris Diamantopoulos, Jerry Ferrara
  • Running Time: Unknown
  • MPAA Rating: Not yet rated


Chris is a New Yorker in his mid-twenties who takes a job as a night-watch security officer at an armored truck company after failing to become a police officer. When his partner is killed and the company gives an unfair insurance payout to the deceased’s family, Chris and his friends coordinate the largest robbery in American history.



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