PG-13 | | Action, Thriller
A security expert must infiltrate a burning skyscraper, 225 stories above ground, when his family are trapped inside by criminals.
At the start, shots of The Pearl, with the Victoria Harbour in the backdrop, can be seen with the Bank of China Tower, Central Plaza, Two International Finance Centre and International Commerce Centre, the tallest four skyscrapers in Hong Kong; each... ...
I know I'm not supposed to shoot you,
Mr. Pierce: but I'm sure your kids will be enough.
When Sawyer has a standoff with Hong Kong police, two grade-separated (elevated) train lines are plainly visible in the background. Since the demolition of the Kowloon Station in 1978, Hong Kong has no above-ground rail in or anywhere near the Kowloon area where the fictional Pearl Tower is situated, and no elevated rail at all. The city's MTR rail system is almost entirely underground, and its only above-ground portions -- an Airport Express train and a dedicated line to Hong Kong Disneyland -- are at grade (ground-level) and on the outskirts of the city (whereas Kowloon is near its center).
When the title is shown on screen in the opening credits, it's shown vertically alongside the Pearl building. This also happens in the end credits.
English, Cantonese, Mandarin
$24,905,015 (USA) (15 July 2018)
$66,415,695 (USA) (15 August 2018)