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Ocean's Eleven (2001)

PG-13  |   |  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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Cecelia Ann Birt ...
Board Member #1 (voice) (as CeCeLia Birt)
Paul L. Nolan ...
Board Member #2 (voice)
Carol Florence ...
Board Member #3 (voice)
Lori Galinski ...
Blackjack Dealer
Lockbox Carrier
Jorge R. Hernandez ...
FBI Man #1


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

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Release Date:

7 December 2001 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

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Box Office


$85,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$38,107,822 (USA) (7 December 2001)


$183,405,771 (USA) (26 April 2002)

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


The remade "Oceans" series' cast contains three of "People" Magazine's "Sexiest Men Alive:" Brad Pitt (1995 and 2000), George Clooney (1997 and 2006), and Matt Damon (2007) (as well as Casey Affleck, the brother of 2002's SMA Ben Affleck.) See more »


After the "pinch" goes off, and all power comes back on, the cell phone in Tess's pocket rings. She pulls out the cell phone, and pulls the antenna up, but in the flashback when Danny puts the phone in her pocket, the antenna is already pulled out. See more »


[first lines]
[At Parole Hearing]
Woman's Voice: Good Morning.
Danny: Morning.
Woman's Voice: Please state your name for the record.
Danny: Daniel Ocean.
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Crazy Credits

In the original DVD release, neither Don Cheadle nor "Basher Tarr" are listed in the end credits. See more »


References Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971) See more »


Written by David Holmes
Performed by David Holmes
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User Reviews

One of the best heist films ever. Soderbourgh is a genius.
24 November 2004 | by (Ottawa, Canada) – See all my reviews

Ocean's Eleven contains one of the best casts ever in my opinion. It's got comedy, romance, played, clever tricks and more. Soderbourgh directs and shows why he got 2 Oscar nominations in 2001. I'm skipping on the plot because most of us already know about this great film. Let's meet the eleven shall we?

1- Danny Ocean (George Clooney). The leader of the gang. Had quite a grudge on Terry Benedict (Andy Garcia) after stealing his ex-wife (Julia Roberts) while he was in New Jersey prison.

2- Rusty Ryan (Brad Pitt). One of the main leaders. Plays as a great con-artist and at one point during the film did a fine act in front of the gang.

3- Linus Caldwell (Matt Damon). Another con-artist and made a living off of pulling off cool ways of pick-pocketing the public.

4- Frank Catton (Bernie Mac). Con-artist and hired as a casino black jack dealer during Ocean's stay in jail.

5- Yen (Shaobo Qin). Someone who didn't talk much English until the end. He's the acrobatic extraordinaire for stunts that could only be pulled off by someone as small as him.

6- Virgil Malloy (Casey Affleck). Him and Turk have always annoyed each other for the longest time. Con-artist.

7- Turk Malloy (Scott Caan). Him and Virgil have always annoyed each other for the longest time. Con-artist.

8- Basher Tarr (Don Cheadle). Plays as the hilarious English-accented explosives specialist. Early in the movie, we see a hilarious bank heist gone wrong.

9- Reuben Tishkoff (Elliott Gould). The money source.

10- Livingston Dell (Eddie Jemison). The computer/electronics specialist. At one point, he needs to overpass security cameras with his skills.

11- Saul Bloom (Carl Reiner). A great con-artist who can play a guy his age but as a different culture and such.

Together, they all form a heist to steal $160 Mil and the whole story is very entertaining. Andy Garcia plays the rich guy who owns his own casino and steals Ocean's ex-wife, played by Julia Roberts.

Being so impressed by Ocean's Eleven, I wanted there to be a sequel. I must have seen this movie about 20 times. It turns out the day I bought the DVD, I found out that they would be making Ocean's Twelve three years later. Now in 2004, we only have to wait a few more weeks for Ocean's Twelve. The sequel looks promising and is definitely the #1 movie I must see this winter.

My Rating: 10/10

Eliason A.

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