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Ocean's Eleven (2001)

 -  Crime | Thriller  -  7 December 2001 (USA)
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Danny Ocean and his eleven accomplices plan to rob three Las Vegas casinos simultaneously.

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Danny Ocean wants to score the biggest heist in history. He combines an eleven member team, including Frank Catton, Rusty Ryan and Linus Caldwell. Their target? The Bellagio, the Mirage and the MGM Grand. All casinos owned by Terry Benedict. It's not going to be easy, as they plan to get in secretly and out with $150 million. Written by Film_Fan

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They're Having So Much Fun It's Illegal. See more »

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Rated PG-13 for some language and sexual content | See all certifications »

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$85,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$1,950,778 (UK) (25 January 2002)

Gross:

$183,405,771 (USA) (26 April 2002)
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Don Rickles was an early choice to play Saul Bloom. See more »

Goofs

During the scene in which Danny explains the security of the Bellagio vault a map is displayed on the screen which shows a portion of the Las Vegas strip. It is incorrect in that it places the MGM Grand casino in the place where the Aladdin (now Planet Hollywood) casino should be. If the MGM Grand were placed in its correct position, it would be partially off the screen. See more »

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[first lines]
[At Parole Hearing]
Woman's Voice: Good Morning.
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Danny: Daniel Ocean.
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Tasty cast in very cool and slick movie
5 March 2002 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

What a tasty prospect for a film: George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Matt Damon, Andy Garcia, Julia Roberts and for the young at heart amongst us, Joshua Jackson of 'Dawson's Creek' fame in a cameo role -all directed by the Oscar winning Steven Soderbergh!

George Clooney plays Danny Ocean who soon after being released from prison, puts together a team of eleven to undertake a robbery of the three biggest casinos in Las Vegas in an attempt to bring in a reward of $150 million. What soon becomes clear is that it's not the money which will give Danny the ultimate satisfaction, but the opportunity to get revenge on the owner of the three casinos he is robbing -Benedict (Andy Garcia) who just happens to be the new beau of Danny's ex, Tess (Julia Roberts).

Some of the gang of eleven are more memorable than others -especially the Chinese acrobat, the explosives expert with a dodgy cockney accent and the medallion wearing Reuben -aka Monica Gellar's dad! The cast are brilliant at acting cool -even if all Brad Pitt is doing is snacking on the screen (he does this a lot!), you are still transfixed by him because he looks so good on screen.

What makes the story so intriguing is the fact that Danny's mission seems so impossible: security in the casinos is paramount and the route to the reward is littered with obstacles. The number of close calls that the gang is faced with is great fun and one can't help but root for these crooks throughout the film. It is also refreshing to watch a film which is dominated by male stars and is not filled with macho swearing. Instead, we have a banter between the stars which is indicative of their camaraderie.

'Ocean's Eleven' is a welcome option in the choice of movies available at the moment which is dominated by Oscar nominees that are not going to be everyone's cup of tea. With this film, it's simply a case of sit back and enjoy the fun!


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