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The Bank Job -- Inspired by an extraordinary true event, THE BANK JOB is a highly-charged thriller which interweaves a heady combination of intrigue, danger and scandal in early '70s London.
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Writers (WGA):
Dick Clement (written by) &
Ian La Frenais (written by)
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The true story of a heist gone wrong... in all the right ways.
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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Jason Statham ... Terry Leather

Saffron Burrows ... Martine Love

Stephen Campbell Moore ... Kevin Swain

Daniel Mays ... Dave Shilling

James Faulkner ... Guy Singer

Alki David ... Bambas

Michael Jibson ... Eddie Burton

Georgia Taylor ... Ingrid Burton

Richard Lintern ... Tim Everett

Peter Bowles ... Miles Urquart

Alistair Petrie ... Philip Lisle

Hattie Morahan ... Gale Benson

Julian Lewis Jones ... Snow

Andrew Brooke ... Quinn
Rupert Frazer ... Lord Drysdale (as Rupert Fraser)
Christopher Owen ... Mountbatten

Keeley Hawes ... Wendy Leather
Taelor Samways ... Catherine Leather
Kasey Baterip ... Julie Leather
Don Gallagher ... Gerald Pyke

Craig Fairbrass ... Nick Barton
Gerard Horan ... Roy Given

Robert Whitelock ... Alfie Hook

David Suchet ... Lew Vogel

Peter De Jersey ... Michael X
Johann Myers ... Stanley 'The Knife' Abbot (as Johan Myers)

Colin Salmon ... Hakim Jamal

Sharon Maughan ... Sonia Bern

Ray Nicholas ... Vogel's Driver
Les Kenny-Green ... Pinky
Jamie Kenna ... Perky
Angus Wright ... Eric Addey

Mark Phoenix ... Mr Brown
James Hall ... Customs Agent

Cameron Anderson ... Young Soldier
Julian Firth ... Lawyer

Norma Dixit ... Customs Matron
Antony Gabriel ... Reporter

Rupert Vansittart ... Sir Leonard Plugge

Bronson Webb ... Chicken Inn Waiter
Omar Mostafa ... Chicken Inn Cook
Dylan Charles ... Chicken Inn Customer
Michael Haughey ... Bank Manager

Ray Trickitt ... Beat Policeman
Steve Gibbs ... Newspaper Hawker
Ursula Mohan ... Dave's Mum
Alan Swoffer ... John Lennon
Louise Chambers ... The Princess
Bonnie Simon ... Island Woman
Dimitri Pappadopoullos ... Island Man
Dai Smith ... Wedding Band (as The Storys)
Alan Thomas ... Wedding Band (as The Storys)
Brian Thomas ... Wedding Band (as The Storys)
Rob Thompson ... Wedding Band (as The Storys)
Andy Collins ... Wedding Band (as The Storys)
Steve Balsamo ... Wedding Band (as The Storys)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Debbie Attwell ... Wedding Guest (uncredited)
Shane James Bordas ... Reporter (uncredited)

Trevor Coppola ... Leonard (uncredited)

John De Luca ... Eddie's Friend (uncredited)
James Fiddy ... Strip Club Punter (uncredited)
Kas Graham ... Playboy Club Punter (uncredited)

Mick Jagger ... Bank Employee - Safe Deposit (uncredited)

John Warman ... C.I.D. Officer (uncredited)
Chris Wilson ... CID Officer (uncredited)

Directed by
Roger Donaldson 
Writing credits
Dick Clement (written by) &
Ian La Frenais (written by)

Produced by
David Alper .... executive producer
Mairi Bett .... co-producer
Steve Chasman .... producer (as Steven Chasman)
Luigi Desole .... line producer: Sardinia
Scott Fischer .... executive producer
Pete Ford .... line producer: Australia
Alex Gartner .... executive producer
Alan Glazer .... executive producer (as Alan G. Glazer)
Gary Hamilton .... executive producer
Ryan Kavanaugh .... executive producer
Christopher Mapp .... executive producer
George McIndoe .... executive producer
Charles Roven .... producer
Aaron Shuster .... associate producer
Matthew Street .... executive producer
David Whealy .... executive producer
Original Music by
J. Peter Robinson 
Cinematography by
Michael Coulter (director of photography)
Film Editing by
John Gilbert 
Casting by
Lucinda Syson 
Production Design by
Gavin Bocquet 
Art Direction by
Phil Harvey (supervising art director)
Mark Scruton 
Set Decoration by
John Bush 
Costume Design by
Odile Dicks-Mireaux 
Makeup Department
Kirstin Chalmers .... hair designer
Kirstin Chalmers .... makeup designer
Francesca Crowder .... additional makeup artist
Peter Dee .... additional makeup artist
Sarah Downes .... additional makeup artist
Peta Dunstall .... additional makeup artist
Mark English .... additional makeup artist
Massimo Gattabrusi .... hair stylist: Sardinia
Helen Glover .... hair assistant: Australia
Helen Glover .... makeup assistant: Australia
Carol Greenfield .... additional makeup artist
Jodie Hellingman .... hairdresser: Australia
Waldo Mason .... prosthetics
Kristie Matthiae .... additional makeup artist
Donald McInnes .... key hair stylist
Donald McInnes .... key makeup artist
Laura McIntosh .... makeup artist (as Laura Mackintosh)
Sharon O'Brien .... key hair stylist (as Sharon Paula O'Brien)
Sharon O'Brien .... key makeup artist (as Sharon Paula O'Brien)
Heather Ross .... hair supervisor: Australia
Heather Ross .... makeup supervisor: Australia
Sophie Slotover .... hair trainee
Sophie Slotover .... makeup trainee
Larry Van Duynhoven .... special makeup effects artist
Carla Vicenzino .... makeup artist: Sardinia (as Carla Vincenzino)
Rupert Simon .... hair & makeup artist (uncredited)
Production Management
Naomi Cleaver .... production manager: second unit
Sasha Harris .... production manager
Noelle Siri .... unit production manager: Sardinia
Marc van Buuren .... post-production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Matthew Baker .... first assistant director: second unit (as Matt Baker)
Brendan Campbell .... first assistant director: Australia
Lee Grumett .... first assistant director: second unit (as Lee Grummet)
Mark Hopkins .... third assistant director
Toby Hosking .... second assistant director
Katy Nagle .... third assistant director: Australia (as Kat Nagle)
Emily Perowne .... additional third assistant director
Josh Robertson .... first assistant director
Greg Spiller .... second assistant director: Australia
Luigi Spoletini .... first assistant director: Sardinia
Michael Stevenson .... additional second assistant director: second unit
Valerio Valente .... second assistant director: Sardinia
Art Department
Brendan Barlow .... plasterer
Louise Begbie .... art department assistant
Steven Carroll .... lead plasterer
Ben Collins .... stand-by art director
Emma Davis .... production buyer
Laura Dishington .... graphic designer
Justin Dix .... art director: Australia
Wilson Du .... draughtsperson
Matthew Foster .... dressing propman
Paul Hearn .... props
Amelia Marasco .... set dresser
Tony Marks .... carpenter
Janine Marshall .... head painter: Australia
Eddie Murphy .... carpenter
Nick Pelham .... storyboard artist
Hannah Read .... art department assistant: models
Malcolm Roberts .... construction manager
Richard Selway .... assistant art director
Pippa Sheen .... art department coordinator: Australia
Nick Turnbull .... property master
Thomas Jones .... props mould-maker (uncredited)
Sound Department
Steve Burgess .... sound effects editor
Simon Bysshe .... boom operator: second unit
Arthur Fenn .... sound maintenance
Alan Freedman .... adr mixer: Los Angeles
Jamie Gambell .... additional boom operator
Jamie Gambell .... sound recordist: second unit
Peter Gleaves .... adr mixer
James Harvey .... dialogue editor
Simon Hayes .... production sound mixer
Robin Johnson .... boom operator
John McKerrow .... sound recordist: Australia
Kieran McVeigh .... assistant sound editor
Peter Mills .... sound effects editor
Andrew Neil .... sound re-recording mixer
Andrew Neil .... supervising sound effects editor
Paul Pirola .... sound re-recording mixer
Jonathan Rimas .... adr mixer
Blair Slater .... foley editor
Blair Slater .... foley recordist
Lionel Strutt .... adr coordinator
Tim Surrey .... assistant sound
Rachael Tate .... adr recordist
Mario Vaccaro .... foley artist
Special Effects by
Paul Dimmer .... special effects floor technician
Brian Holmes .... special effects coordinator: Australia
Matthew Horton .... senior special effects technician
Matthew Johnson .... senior special effects technician (as Matt Johnson)
Matthew Johnson .... special effects senior technician
Jess Lewington .... special effects production manager
Neil Toddy Todd .... special effects technician
Daniel Williams .... special effects technician
Joss Williams .... special effects consultant
Visual Effects by
Nathan Bayliss .... opening titles designer: Iloura
David Booth .... visual effects supervisor: Iloura
Paul Buckley .... lead animator: Iloura
Alan Fairlie .... lead compositor: Iloura
Dominic Hellier .... digital artist: Iloura
Neil Huxley .... graphics designer
Ineke Majoor .... visual effects producer: Iloura
Glenn Melenhorst .... lead matte painter: Iloura
Keith Meure .... digital artist: Iloura
Simon Nix .... data wrangler
Matthew Pascuzzi .... digital artist: Iloura
John Swinnerton .... visual effects advisor
Peter Webb .... visual effects supervisor: Iloura
Nick Chopping .... stunt performer
Rick English .... stunt driver
Morgan Evans .... stunt performer
Mike Lambert .... stunt double: Jason Statham
Russell MacLeod .... stunt driver
Daniel Naprous .... stunt performer
Ray Nicholas .... stunt performer
James O'Donnell .... stunt performer (as James O'Dee)
Peter Pedrero .... assistant stunt coordinator
Peter Pedrero .... stunt performer
Greg Powell .... stunt coordinator
Joanna Whitney .... stunt performer (as Jo Whitney)
Danny Baldwin .... stunt coordinator: Australia (uncredited)
James Grogan .... stunt driver (uncredited)
Roy Taylor .... stunt performer (uncredited)
Ian van Temperley .... stunt driver (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Yasu Asami .... hd assistant
Alfie Biddle .... assistant camera
Mike Brewster .... camera operator: second unit
Mike Brewster .... director of photography: second unit
Julian Bucknall .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Luke Coulter .... second assistant camera: "a" camera
Terry Edland .... gaffer
Jack English .... still photographer
John Ferguson .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Tony Hayes .... rigger gaffer
Peter Hodgson .... video playback operator: dailies
Stuart Howell .... camera operator
Andrew Jerram .... first assistant camera: Australia
Richard Mason .... electrician
Ray Meere .... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Luke Myslowski .... grip
Peter Myslowski .... key grip
Gary Parnham .... additional electrician
Chris Plevin .... camera operator: "b" camera
David Toft .... video playback operator
Paul Toomey .... best boy
Karl von Moller .... director of photography: Australia
Casting Department
Emma Callinan .... second casting assistant
Kate Ringsell .... casting assistant
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Julie Barton .... costumer: 2nd unit AUS
Poli Kyriacou .... costume trainee
Sharon Long .... assistant costume designer
Marion Weise .... costume supervisor
Editorial Department
Cameron Arguelles .... positive assembler
George Awburn .... on-line editor
Ruth Coulson .... first assistant editor
Amelia Ford .... first assistant editor
Pamela Hammond .... head of post-production
Justin Heitman .... digital intermediate colorist
Rachel Knowles .... post-production coordinator
Tony Poriazis .... digital intermediate film supervisor
Thy Quach .... second assistant editor
Nic Smith .... digital intermediate data manager
Leroy Wolf .... color timer (uncredited)
Music Department
Jez Colin .... composer: additional music
Ricky Edwards .... orchestrator
Rebecca Gatrell .... music clearances (as Becca Gatrell)
Robin Gray .... music engineer (as Robin Grey)
Kim Green .... music consultant
Kim Green .... music licensing
Peter Hoyland .... orchestral production manager
Brett Kelly .... conductor
Simon Leadley .... music editor
Abbie Lister .... music clearances
Dennis McCarthy .... orchestrator
J. Peter Robinson .... orchestrator
J. Peter Robinson .... score mixer
J. Peter Robinson .... score producer
Edward Rogers .... additional music arranger (as Edward L. Rogers)
Edward Rogers .... music programmer (as Edward L. Rogers)
Christian Scallan .... score mixer: orchestral score (as Chris Scallan)
Jed Smith .... additional music courtesy of
Transportation Department
Peter Boothby .... period vehicle coordinator
Michael Geary .... action vehicle supplier: Motorhouse
Rob Hempenstall .... driver
Marcus Ward .... unit driver
Other crew
Monika Agorelius .... electronic press kit
Yasu Asami .... monitor wrangler
Philip Ball .... stand-in
Celia Barnett .... researcher
Nathan Bayliss .... title designer
Peter Block .... production executive
Peter Boothby .... production assistant
Kate Brontë-Stewart .... floor runner
Daniel Budd .... first assistant accountant
Nathalie Burgun .... assistant: Mr. Statham
Julie Burnham .... unit nurse
Mally Chung .... location scout
Tom Crooke .... location scout
Mary Cybriwsky .... assistant: Mr. Glazer
Dennis Davidson .... International publicity
Neale De Silva .... script supervisor assistant
Giles Edleston .... location manager
Jo Farrugia .... assistant: Mr. Donaldson
Helen Fleming .... assistant: Mr. Statham
Hollie Foster .... assistant production coordinator
Tania Gordon .... unit base runner
Ella Harris .... production runner
Daniel Herther .... executive assistant: mr. kavanaugh
Polly Hope .... script supervisor: second unit
Andy Horwitz .... assistant: Mr. Roven
Demetri Jagger .... video projectionist
Jess Jaworski .... assistant: Mr. Glazer
Polly Jefferies .... production coordinator
Nick Jeffries .... armourer
Stuart Johnson .... fire safety
Pat Karam .... location scout
Charlotte Keating .... assistant: Mr. Chasman
Tamara King .... daily crowd runner
Frankie Lindquist .... assistant: Mr. Glazer
Hsinyi Liu .... daily crowd runner
Christos Michaels .... production lawyer
Aaron Michiel .... business affairs executive
Nick Miller .... assistant: Alex Gartner
Mark Munnelly .... auditor
Nick Oliver .... assistant location manager
Joseph Palmer .... assistant: Mr. Roven
Sylvia Parker .... script supervisor
Jeremy Pelzer .... studio director ealing studios
Natalia Pizzey .... production coordinator: second unit
Candice Preddy .... assistant: Mr. Donaldson
Eva Quiroz .... vice president of operations
Luke Scully .... monitor wrangler
David Shojai .... assistant: Mr. Chasman
Charlie Simpson .... unit manager
Graham Smith .... unit publicist
Tracey Taylor .... assistant accountant
Scott Warwick .... armorer
Scott Warwick .... armorer: second unit
Kent Houston .... special thanks (as Kent Huston)

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111 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Sound Mix:
Argentina:13 | Australia:MA | Australia:M (TV rating) | Austria:16 | Brazil:16 | Canada:14A (Alberta/British Columbia/Ontario) | Canada:13+ (Québec) | Denmark:11 | Finland:K-15 | Germany:12 | Iceland:16 | Ireland:15A | Japan:PG-12 | Malaysia:18PL (cut) | Mexico:B15 | Netherlands:16 | New Zealand:R16 | Norway:15 | Peru:14 | Philippines:R-13 (MTRCB) | Portugal:M/16 | Singapore:R21 | Singapore:M18 (edited version) | South Africa:16LV | South Korea:15 | Switzerland:14 (canton of Geneva) | Switzerland:14 (canton of Vaud) | UK:15 | USA:R (certificate #43693)

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Roger Donaldson said one of the most difficult days of filming was when he filmed the brothel scene. The scene called for the women to be walking around wearing only garters. However, Donaldson said that when he went to film the scene he discovered that most of the women shaved their genitals, which would have been anachronistic for 1971. So the actresses had to wear pubic wigs called "merkins." This caused a problem because the merkins were hard to secure in place and kept slipping, causing Donaldson much aggravation.See more »
Factual errors: The uniformed officer at Marylebone Police Station (responsible for the area in question)had a letter 'P' on his shoulder. Marylebone Police Station (DM) was(is) in 'D' Division of the Metropolitan Police, so it should have been a 'P'See more »
[first lines]
Eddie Burton:[while drilling a mileage meter back] Another Terry Leather low mileage gem.
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64 out of 102 people found the following review useful.
The Bank Job Movie Review by The Massie Twins, 6 March 2008
Author: GoneWithTheTwins from

Sporting complex consequences for a relatively straightforward plot, The Bank Job remains intriguing throughout as each set-up leads to ever more suspenseful twists for the likable group of ragtag antiheroes. Over-thorough character introductions cause a slower build in the early stages of the heist, but such complications likely arise from fewer liberties taken with the "based on a true story" events, and the result is a fascinating look at criminals, the corrupt, and those least guilty.

It is 1971 in East London and a fateful bank robbery begins to take shape. In order to remove the threat of radical gangster Michael X, government officials devise a plan to rob a bank on Baker Street and retrieve damning photographs from his possession. To keep the heist untraceable back to them, an independent group of thieves, led by car dealer Terry (Jason Statham) and the cunning Martine (Saffron Burrows) are unwittingly thrown into a deadly battle against corrupt officials and London's criminal underworld.

Jason Statham isn't your typical leading man, yet ever since Guy Ritchie's early films he has managed to keep coming back with bigger and better roles and is now thought of as an action film star. However it's here, in darker thrillers, that he finds a more sincere presence, especially as thief and scoundrel Terry. Each moral flaw creates a more dimensional character, and one worth rooting for.

The language of the film is genuinely intriguing, as it captures wonderfully wry British slang. Cheeky sod, 12-inch mutton dagger, a bit of bother, usual skullduggery and things turning a-custard are but a few of the verbal jousts that occur between the main characters. Devoid of euphuisms, these apparently authentic words make the dialogue a particularly potent piece of the puzzle.

The entire subplot about Michael X and his blackmailing of the British government is useful in its supposed tie to facts, but as filmed scenes in the movie, they are hardly necessary. Photographs of a princess caught in the act of promiscuity are at the root of the blackmail plot, which then goes on to include further damaging materials from Sonia Bern's brothel, also of factual importance, but equally unnecessary in the film. Michael X's involvement could have been entailed in a briefing by the 506 crew, who spill out the usual generic explanations of villains, and even Bern's entanglement could have been narrated through the details of the photos. While most of these moments have their entertainment value, essentially they serve to drag out the film's running time.

They say truth is stranger than fiction, and The Bank Job definitely falls into that category. Pimps, thieves, spies, and government officials all collide in a robbery gone right and then terribly wrong, lending the inquisitive to ponder over how much (or little) is fabricated in this thriller. The robbery itself is merely the setup to an intricate conclusion, even though the film takes time to create plenty of suspense throughout the not-so-carefully planned heist. Though the people making demands continually change, our attention is always seated with Jason Statham's unusually intense performance. When the credits roll and the explanation that "the names have been changed to protect the guilty" flashes on screen, we realize what a delightfully flourished yet entertaining tale of "doing the wrong thing" The Bank Job really is.

- The Massie Twins

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