"Skyscraper" is a 2018 American action thriller film directed by Rawson Marshall Thurber.
The starring cast includes Dwayne Johnson as William "Will" Sawyer, Neve Campbell as Sarah Sawyer, Chin Han as Zhao Long Ji, Roland Møller as Kores Botha, Noah Taylor as Mr. Pierce, Byron Mann as Inspector Wu, Pablo Schreiber as Ben Gillespie, Hannah Quinlivan as Xia, McKenna Roberts as Georgia Sawyer, Noah Cottrell as Henry Sawyer and others.

Here are "Skyscraper" movie trailer, plot summary, full cast and characters, release date, streaming services and everything we know so far.


Is there a trailer for Skyscraper movie?

Universal Pictures on Monday, July 02, 2018 released the trailer for "Skyscraper" you can watch here:
Skyscraper - Official Trailer 3.

Plot summary

What is Skyscraper movie plot?

Here is a short review of "Skyscraper" movie plot summary.

William "Will" Sawyer (Dwayne Johnson), a Marine veteran turned FBI Hostage Rescue Team leader, loses his left leg below the knee when he and HRT colleague Ben Gillespie (Pablo Schreiber) 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 feet (1,060 meter), 225 floor tower, "The Pearl", for owner Zhao Long Ji (Chin Han). Sawyer is joined by his wife, Sarah (Neve Campbell), 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 facility, but a thief hired by international terrorist Kores Botha (Roland Møller) 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 undermine the safety systems by using a water-reactive chemical to start a fire on the 96th floor, creating a barrier that renders it impossible to enter to or exit from the upper 130 floors. Sawyer tries to return to the Pearl, but is attacked by Xia (Hannah Quinlivan), one of Botha's associates. Xia and her agents take the tablet and kill everyone at the offsite facility. They then use the tablet to disable the fire-extinguishing systems in the Pearl and activate the air vents to spread the fire to the upper floors. Zhao and Okeke send security guards to rescue Sawyer's family, but the guards are killed by an explosion and the family is believed dead. Urged on by Pierce, Zhao orders the remaining personnel to evacuate via helicopter, but Pierce reveals he is also an agent for Botha, killing all but Zhao, who escapes into his penthouse apartment, locking it down from any intrusion.


Who plays who in the Skyscraper movie cast?

Here is the full cast and characters of "Skyscraper" movie. Actors and actresses are sorted mostly in credits order.

Dwayne Johnson  as William "Will" Sawyer a former US Marine, FBI Hostage Rescue Team leader and amputee
Neve Campbell  as Sarah Sawyer Will's wife, a US Navy surgeon
Chin Han  as Zhao Long Ji a wealthy Chinese tech entrepreneur and financier of the Pearl
Roland Møller  as Kores Botha a South African terrorist kingpin
Noah Taylor  as Mr. Pierce an insurance executive, secretly working for Botha
Byron Mann  as Inspector Wu leader of the HKPF response team
Pablo Schreiber  as Ben Gillespie Will's former colleague and friend, secretly works for Botha
Hannah Quinlivan  as Xia Botha's henchwoman
McKenna Roberts  as Georgia Sawyer Will and Sarah's daughter and Henry's twin sister
Noah Cottrell  as Henry Sawyer Will and Sarah's son and Georgia's twin brother
Tzi Ma  as Fire Chief Sheng
Elfina Luk  as Sergeant Han
Adrian Holmes  as Ajani Okeke Zhao's head-of-security and personal bodyguard
Kevin Rankin  as Ray
Matt O'Leary  as the Skinny Hacker Botha's computer expert
Gretal Montgomery  as Ray's Wife
Jett Klyne  as Ray's Son
Kayden Magnuson  as Ray's Daughter
Byron Lawson  as Suit #1
Jason William Day  as Botha's Thug #1 (as Jason Day)
Ryan Handley  as Botha's Thug #2
Sean Kohnke  as Botha's Thug #3
Shawn Stewart  as Botha's Thug #4
Brian Ho  as Shady Man
Nelson Wong  as News Camera Man
Mike Li  as Operations Technician
Colin Corrigan  as Windbreaker Man
Omari Newton  as Hostage Rescue Commander
Venus Terzo  as Hostage Negotiator
Paul McGillion  as On Scene Commander
Tina Tong  as Building Voice
Carlo Yu  as HKP Officer #1
Dimitry Tsoy  as HKP Officer #2
Allen Keng  as HKP Officer #3
Sam Yunussov  as Penthouse Guard #1
Paul Wu  as Penthouse Guard #2
Glenn Chow  as Maintenance Technician
Robert Boyce  as Helicopter Pilot
Aaron Au  as Police Sniper
Grace Wang  as News Reporter #1
Marcus Sim  as News Reporter #2
Rene Wang  as Hong Kong Newscaster
Kathy Wu  as Chinese Newscaster #1
Lawrence Chau  as Chinese Newscaster #2
Evan Lai  as Chinese Newscaster #3
Shamel Hashish  as Arabic Speaking Newscaster
Matthew Wolf  as British Newscaster
Fabio Tassone  as French Newscaster
Leanne Suter  as American Newscaster #1
Rick Chambers  as American Newscaster #2
LaSaundra Gibson  as American Newscaster #3 (as Lasaundra Gibson)
Wendy Jacobson  as Zhao Interviewer
Sarah K. Thurber  as Ferry Princess (as Sarah Thurber)

Release date

When is Skyscraper movie release date?

"Skyscraper" movie release date was scheduled to be on July 1, 2018 (United States) distributing by Universal Pictures Home Entertainment (UPHE), Universal Studios, Andes Films, CinemArt, Forum Film Bulgaria, Ro Image 2000, Toho-Towa, United International Pictures (UIP), Universal Pictures Argentina, Universal Pictures International (UPI), Film1, Netflix, Peacock, Tanweer Alliances and Veronica.


What are Skyscraper filming details?

The duration of the film is 102 minutes. With a budget of $125 - 129 million, the film grossed over $304.9 million.

"Skyscraper" movie is rated "PG-13", according to the MPAA film rating system.

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


What are critics and audiences saying about Skyscraper movie?

"Skyscraper" movie got average rating from critics. IMDB rating is 5.8/10. Rotten Tomatoes rating is 48/100. 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.

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