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Ocean's Eleven (2001)

PG-13 | | Crime, Thriller | 7 December 2001 (USA)
Danny Ocean and his eleven accomplices plan to rob three Las Vegas casinos simultaneously.

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Jorge R. Hernandez ...
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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:

$38,107,822 (USA) (9 December 2001)

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$183,405,771 (USA) (28 April 2002)
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Steven Soderbergh wanted the actors to hang out on set to make sure they had good chemistry. During downtime, the cast often crowded around Carl Reiner to listen to his stories. See more »

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Rusty informs Benedict that he is being robbed and reveals on the security cameras that there are men in the vault (although it was later revealed to be a prerecorded video). Danny's team stages a S.W.A.T. team shootout in the vault with the supposed burglars. Later Benedict is down in the vault with the team (still disguised as S.W.A.T. officers), believing that the burglars were apprehended since the S.W.A.T team sealed off the only exit.

Yet Benedict makes no inquiries about who the burglars are or what became of them after the S.W.A.T. team intervened in the robbery. There is no explanation of how the burglars he saw on the security cameras could have possibly escaped the vault. However, the writer has 120 pages, give or take, to tell the entire story which includes introducing the characters. There is no time to clear up every single little mystery, conspiracy or whatever. See more »

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[first lines]
[At Parole Hearing]
Woman's Voice: Good Morning.
Danny: [sitting alone directly in front of the parole board] Morning.
Woman's Voice: Please state your name for the record.
Danny: [sitting alone directly in front of the parole board] Daniel Ocean.
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In the original DVD release, neither Don Cheadle nor "Basher Tarr" are listed in the end credits. See more »


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Dream, Dream, Dream
Written by Jimmy McHugh, Jean Pierre Mottier, Mitchell Parish, and Jeannine Melle
Performed by Percy Faith and His Orchestra
Courtesy of Columbia Records
By Arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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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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