Skyscraper is a 2018 American action film directed by Rawson Marshall Thurber.

Official trailers

Universal Pictures on Monday, July 02, 2018 released the trailer:
Skyscraper - Official Trailer 3.

Story intro

Will Sawyer, a U.S. Marine war veteran and now an FBI Hostage Rescue Team (HRT) leader, loses his left leg below the knee when he and HRT colleague Ben Gillespie encounter a hostage taker with a suicide bomb. Ten years later, Sawyer is a private security consultant who, on a recommendation from Gillespie, is hired to review security for the world's tallest skyscraper, Hong Kong's 3,500 foot (1,067 m), 255-story tower, "The Pearl", for owner Zhao Long Ji. Sawyer is joined by his wife, Sarah, and twin children, Georgia and Henry, staying with him on the not-yet-opened residential floors. Sawyer meets with Zhao, Gillespie, security director Okeke and head insurance underwriter Pierce, to report that the computerized fire and security systems have passed his tests, though he needs to inspect the offsite security center. Zhao provides him with a tablet that gives Sawyer complete control over the Pearl's systems. Sawyer and Gillespie head to the offsite location, but a thief hired by international terrorist Kores Botha attempts to steal the tablet. Gillespie reveals he is also working for Botha and attacks Sawyer for the tablet, ending with Gillespie's death. Botha and a group of his men break into the Pearl and start a fire on the 96th floor, creating a barrier preventing entry to or exit from the upper 130 floors. Sawyer tries to return to the Pearl, but is attacked by Xia, one of Botha's associates. Xia and her agents take the tablet and kill everyone at the offsite center, then use the tablet to disable the fire-extinguishing systems in the Pearl.


Dwayne Johnson
Will Sawyer
Neve Campbell
Sarah Sawyer
Chin Han
Zhao Long Ji
Roland Møller
Kores Botha
Noah Taylor
Mr. Pierce
Byron Mann
Inspector Wu
Pablo Schreiber
McKenna Roberts
Georgia Sawyer
Noah Cottrell
Henry Sawyer
Hannah Quinlivan
Adrian Holmes
Ajani Okeke
Elfina Luk
Sergeant Han
Kevin Rankin
Gretal Montgomery
Ray's Wife
Jett Klyne
Ray's Son
Kayden Magnuson
Ray's Daughter
Byron Lawson
Suit #1
Jason William Day
Botha's Thug #1 (as Jason Day)
Ryan Handley
Botha's Thug #2
Sean Kohnke
Botha's Thug #3
Shawn Stewart
Botha's Thug #4
Brian Ho
Shady Man
Nelson Wong
News Camera Man
Mike Li
Operations Technician
Colin Corrigan
Windbreaker Man
Omari Newton
Hostage Rescue Commander
Venus Terzo
Hostage Negotiator
Paul McGillion
On Scene Commander
Matt O'Leary
Skinny Hacker
Tzi Ma
Fire Chief Sheng
Tina Tong
Building Voice (voice)
Carlo Yu
HKP Officer #1
Dimitry Tsoy
HKP Officer #2
Allen Keng
HKP Officer #3
Sam Yunussov
Penthouse Guard #1
Paul Wu
Penthouse Guard #2
Glenn Chow
Maintenance Technician
Robert Boyce
Helicopter Pilot
Aaron Au
Police Sniper
Grace Wang
News Reporter #1
Marcus Sim
News Reporter #2
Rene Wang
Hong Kong Newscaster
Kathy Wu
Chinese Newscaster #1
Lawrence Chau
Chinese Newscaster #2
Evan Lai
Chinese Newscaster #3
Shamel Hashish
Arabic Speaking Newscaster
Matthew Wolf
British Newscaster
Fabio Tassone
French Newscaster
Leanne Suter
American Newscaster #1
Rick Chambers
American Newscaster #2
LaSaundra Gibson
American Newscaster #3 (as Lasaundra Gibson)
Wendy Jacobson
Zhao Interviewer
Sarah K. Thurber
Ferry Princess (as Sarah Thurber)


Principal photography began on August 14, 2017 in Vancouver, British Columbia.

The film Skyscraper was scheduled to be released on July 1, 2018 (United States), on July 11, 2018 (France), on July 12, 2018 (Argentina, Australia, Czech Republic, Germany, Denmark, United Kingdom, Greece, Hungary, Kingdom of the Netherlands, Portugal, Russia, Singapore, Slovakia, Ukraine), on July 13, 2018 (Bulgaria, Brazil, Spain, Finland, Lithuania, Norway, Poland, Sweden, Turkey, United States, Vietnam, South Africa) and on July 19, 2018 (Italy) by Andes Films, CinemArt, Forum Film Bulgaria, Ro Image 2000, Toho-Towa, United International Pictures (UIP), Universal Pictures International (UPI), Film1, Tanweer Alliances and Universal Pictures Home Entertainment (UPHE).

The duration of the film is 102 minutes. With a budget of $125 million, the film grossed over $304.9 million.

The film had received a "PG-13" rating.


Skyscraper got average rating from critics. But the audience likes the film. Audiences polled by CinemaScore gave the film an average grade of "B+" on a scale ranging from A+ to F.

External links

Official website:

IMDB: Skyscraper

Wikipedia: Skyscraper (2018 film)

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