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Director:
Writers (WGA):
Dick Clement (written by) &
Ian La Frenais (written by)
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Release Date:
7 March 2008 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
The true story of a heist gone wrong... in all the right ways.
Plot:
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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Cast

  (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
(WGA)
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
 
Stunts
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
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 .... assistant accountant
Nathalie Burgun .... assistant: Mr. Statham
Julie Burnham .... unit nurse
Mally Chung .... location scout
Tom Crooke .... location scout
Mary Cybriwsky .... assistant: Mr. Glazer
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
 
Thanks
Kent Houston .... special thanks (as Kent Huston)
 

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111 min
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Certification:
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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Trivia:
Cameo: [Mick Jagger]As a bank employee.See more »
Goofs:
Anachronisms: Paddington station is shown as restored with new British Rail signs. In 1971, the station would have been rather dirty from the steam days and many of the main signs would have still been original. Also, the train carriage is of 1973 vintage.See more »
Quotes:
[first lines]
Eddie Burton:[while drilling a mileage meter back] Another Terry Leather low mileage here.
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Movie Connections:
References "Auf Wiedersehen, Pet" (1983)See more »
Soundtrack:
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294 out of 319 people found the following review useful.
Improbable Reality, 7 March 2008
Author: janos451 from San Francisco

If "The Bank Job" were fiction, it would be a fairly decent robbery caper. As it is, "The Bank Job," a veritable documentary and realistic whodunit, is awesome.

Unlike most films, this one requires a couple of advance tips: First, watch it with the improbable idea in mind that most of it is actual, hard-to-believe truth; second, don't be impatient. As the story of a 1971 bank robbery begins, the setting in London, the parade of seemingly unconnected stories and characters is rather confusing, complex, disjointed. But stay with it - there is a crescendo of excitement and excellence.

The true elements of "The Bank Job," some hidden until recently by Britain's "D Notice" censorship law (modified in 1993, becoming DA, or Defense Advisory) are these:

1. A big bank robbery did take place on Baker Street in 1971, culprits never found, money never recovered. After initial big headlines, the story disappeared from the newspapers.

2. There was serious police corruption in London in the 1970s, cops on payrolls of drug dealers and pornographers.

3. Princess Margaret was involved in a series of affairs, some caught on compromising photos which were not published by the otherwise relentlessly sensational British press, under the D-Notice rule.

4. There was a militant British black-power advocate, called Michael X, involved in a one-man, multi-country crime wave. (In 1971, John Lennon paid for Michael X's bail, something not mentioned in the film.)

"The Bank Job" director Roger Donaldson (of "No Way Out") brings together all these true threads in a way that may be true even in its totality, director and cast prevailing over some shoddy work from too many writers.

The content is all true, the context is excitingly possible. Did the government, in trying to prevent exposure of Princess Margaret by evidence in Michael X's possession, mastermind the bank robbery? Was MI-5 or MI-6 (says a policeman in the film: "I never remember which is which") involved, and actually assisting the robbers? Again, possibly.

The cast is remarkable: Jason Statham is the ringleader, the bad guy of "Transporter" and "The Italian Job" turning into a scourge of the really bad guys. Saffron Burrows, James Spader's vamp nemesis on "Boston Legal," brings her remarkable name and looks to the criminally and emotionally ambiguous major female role.

Peter De Jersey is a totally scary Michael X; David ("Poirot") Suchet is a frightening crime lord; and a whole host of top British stage actors fill in big roles and small ones. Don't be misled by reviews speaking of a so-so thriller - "The Bank Job" is a great deal more than that, even to the point that you may want to see it more than once.

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