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The Bank Job (2008)

 -  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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Storyline

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.

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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Release Date:

7 March 2008 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$5,935,256 (USA) (7 March 2008)

Gross:

$30,028,592 (USA) (30 May 2008)
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Mick Jagger:  As a bank employee. See more »

Goofs

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 »

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[first lines]
Eddie Burton: [while drilling a mileage meter back] Another Terry Leather low mileage here.
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Disclaimer: "The names of many people identified in this film have been changed to protect the guilty." See more »

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References Auf Wiedersehen, Pet (1983) See more »

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Get It On
Written by Marc Bolan
Performed by T. Rex
Westminster Music Ltd
Administered by Essex Music of Australia Pty Ltd
Licensed courtesy of Straight Ahead Productions
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The Best Heist Movie In Years
9 March 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I expected this movie to be somewhat entertaining, and maybe a bit cheesy. After all, it's not difficult to muck up a heist movie. However, this film gets it all right. The acting is top notch, the story is not only engaging and clever but TRUE (!), and the experience of seeing it is thoroughly enjoyable.

The only complaints I have of the film are that the characters do get a little cheeky from time to time (but hey, they're British, so it's kind of expected), and there's a couple flashbacks/lapses in time that are initially confusing - although everything is clearly laid out about halfway through. Want to see a good movie? Check this one out!


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