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The Bank Job (2008)

R  |   |  Crime, Drama, Thriller  |  7 March 2008 (USA)
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Martine offers Terry a lead on a foolproof bank hit on London's Baker Street. She targets a roomful of safe deposit boxes worth millions in cash and jewelry. But Terry and his crew don't realize the boxes also contain a treasure trove of dirty secrets - secrets that will thrust them into a deadly web of corruption and illicit scandal.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Rupert Frazer ...
Lord Drysdale (as Rupert Fraser)


Business is slow for Terry Leather, a London car dealer, married with children. He's an artful dodger, so Martine, a former model with a thing for him, brings him her scheme: a bank's alarm is off for a couple weeks, so let's tunnel into the vault. He assembles a team, not realizing her real goal is a safe-deposit box with compromising photos of a royal: she needs the photos to trade for avoiding a jail sentence - and MI-5, or is it MI-6, is pulling the strings two steps removed. A Trinidadian thug, a high-end bordello owner, and a pornographer also have things stored in the vault, so the break-in threatens many a powerful personage. Is there any way these amateurs can pull it off? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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The true story of a heist gone wrong... in all the right ways.


Crime | Drama | Thriller


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Release Date:

7 March 2008 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El gran golpe  »

Box Office


$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£951,013 (UK) (29 February 2008)


$30,028,592 (USA) (30 May 2008)

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Based on the true story about princess margaret sexual affairs with jamaican men in the 1970s. Of her pictures being caught and saved in a highly secured unknown bank. See more »


Martine (Saffron Burrows) reads from a newspaper and comments: "police last night were trying to hone in on a £300,000 bank raid, they still don't know what bank it was". The amount of money stolen could not be known or even estimated until the bank from which it had been stolen was known. See more »


[first lines]
Eddie Burton: [while drilling a mileage meter back] Another Terry Leather low mileage gem.
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Crazy Credits

Disclaimer: "The names of many people identified in this film have been changed to protect the guilty." See more »


References Pinky and Perky (1957) See more »


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Written by Steve Balsamo (as S. Balsamo), Dai Smith (as D. Smith), Rob Thompson (as R. Thompson)
Performed by The Storys
Published by Copyright Control/PRS-MCPS
(p) 2005 Hall Recordings
Courtesy of Warner Records
John Waller Management
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A very good British Film
14 February 2008 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I also saw this film at an advance screening. I don't normally watch any of the trailers before going, so tend to go in with an open mind. I was very pleasantly surprised, and while it perhaps won't win any Oscars, I thought it was well acted in the main with some faces you'll recognise. It might not have massive appeal outside the UK, however it is a good (based on fact) story. I'm not a massive fan of 70's music, but it wouldn't have done any harm to have a bit more in the background just to give it more of a seventies feel about it. The general mood of the film was good and for me seemed to set the scene well, without going overboard with sex or violence. On the whole, it's well worth a visit, even if you have never lived in that era.

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