Josh Kovacs is the manager of a residential apartment in New York. He is close to all the tenants, especially Arthur Shaw, a financier. One day Shaw is arrested by the FBI for fraud. Josh thinks its a misunderstanding that can be resolved. But later he learns that the employees pension which he asked Shaw to handle is gone. When one of the employees tries to kill himself, Joshs views of Shaw change. He goes to see him and loses his temper. He loses his job. The FBI agent in charge of Shaw tells him that Shaw might walk and recovering the pension fund is unlikely. She tells him that its been rumored that Shaw has 20 million laying around if he needs. Josh thinks he knows where it is. So with two other employees who also lost their jobs and an evicted tenant, they set out to get into Shaws penthouse to get the money. But they realise they need the assistance of someone who knows what they are doing. So, Josh asks a guy he knows is a thief named Slide to help them.
Alternate Ending: 15 Months Later, Alternate Ending: Lester's Bar, Deleted/Alternate Scenes, Gag Reel, Feature Commentary with Director Brett Ratner, Editor Mark Helfrich and Co-Writers Ted Griffin & Jeff Nathanson, Tower Heist Video Diary, Plotting Tower Heist BD-Live Features: Video Rotation pocket BLU