The Bank (2001)

Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.7/10 from 2,457 users   Metascore: 54/100
Reviews: 35 user | 29 critic | 15 from

The Bank is a thriller about banking, corruption and alchemy.



(based on an original idea by), (based on an original idea by), 1 more credit »
0Check in

Watch Now

From $9.99 on Amazon Video

9 wins & 21 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Floored (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

For some people, risking everything is nothing.

Director: James Allen Smith
Stars: Bobby Ansani, Jeff Ansani, Ron Beebe
Balibo (2009)
Drama | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

War correspondent Roger East and the young Jose Ramos-Horta travel to East Timor to investigate the murders of the Balibo Five in 1975.

Director: Robert Connolly
Stars: Jane Hampson, Bea Viegas, Christine Martins
The Tracker (2002)
Drama | History | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

It's 1922; somewhere in Australia. When a Native Australian man is accused of murdering a white woman, three white men (The Fanatic, The Follower and The Veteran) are given the mission of ... See full summary »

Director: Rolf de Heer
Stars: David Gulpilil, Gary Sweet, Damon Gameau
Proof (1991)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

The life of a blind photographer who is looked after by a housekeeper is disrupted by the arrival of an agreeable restaurant worker.

Director: Jocelyn Moorhouse
Stars: Hugo Weaving, Geneviève Picot, Russell Crowe
Lantana (2001)
Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

The relationships of four couples unravel after the discovery of a young woman's body in Lantana bush in suburban Sydney.

Director: Ray Lawrence
Stars: Anthony LaPaglia, Geoffrey Rush, Barbara Hershey
Comedy | Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Gettin' Square is about starting over, keeping clean and going straight. Barry Wirth is fresh out of prison and determined to stay on the straight and narrow. But like his mate Johnny 'Spit... See full summary »

Director: Jonathan Teplitzky
Stars: Sam Worthington, David Wenham, Timothy Spall
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Against the background of an Australian desert, Sandy, a geologist, and Hiromitsu, a Japanese businessman, play out a story of human inconsequence in the face of the blistering universe. ... See full summary »

Director: Sue Brooks
Stars: Toni Collette, Gotaro Tsunashima, Lynette Curran
Three Dollars (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

THREE DOLLARS is the story of Eddie, an honest, compassionate man who finds himself with a wife, a child, and three dollars. Eddie's world revolves around the three women in his life: his ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Connolly
Stars: David Wenham, Frances O'Connor, Sarah Wynter
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Billy Connolly plays Steve Myers, a lawyer who became a fisherman from frustration. When his one piece of property, his boat, is struck by lightning and destroyed he is denied insurance ... See full summary »

Director: Mark Joffe
Stars: Billy Connolly, Judy Davis, Colin Friels
Wall Street Warriors (TV Series 2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

An HD documentary series examining the extreme power and intense competition that defines Wall Street, seen through the eyes of those who thrive there.

Stars: Brett Hickey, Laetitia Vaval, Jim Ayers
Kenny (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

From the biggest festival to the smallest church social, Kenny Smyth delivers porta-loos to them all. Ignored and unappreciated, he is one of the cogs in society's machinery; a knight in ... See full summary »

Director: Clayton Jacobson
Stars: Shane Jacobson, Travis Golland, Chris Davis
Crackerjack (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

When dwindling membership and increasing overheads makes a local bowling club and prime candidate for a takeover, it's all hands on deck to save the club, in what turns into an epic battle ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Moloney
Stars: Mick Molloy, Bill Hunter, Frank Wilson


Cast overview, first billed only:
Kazuhiro Muroyama ...
Andrew Bayly ...
Mr. Johnson
Young Jim
Sharon Oppy ...
Teacher #1
Giles Rittman ...
Dylan Foss ...
Jessica Voglis ...
Nicole Croker ...


The Bank is a thriller about banking, corruption and alchemy.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Public enemy number one: The Bank


Thriller | Drama


See all certifications »






Release Date:

6 September 2001 (Australia)  »

Also Known As:

A bank  »

Filming Locations:

Company Credits

Production Co:

,  »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:


Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »

Did You Know?


Some scenes were actually shot on the uppers floors of a major bank's corporate headquarters in Melbourne. See more »


Near the beginning when Toshio is sending a fax he places the pages in the machine face up, yet as the page moves through the machine we can see the logo which clearly shows this machine expects pages to be placed face down. The fax is later shown being read by Simon and has been correctly received. See more »


[Explaining to the bank's board why he wants to protect the shareholders]
Simon: They are our people. They are our "society". The public can take care of themselves.
See more »


References Koyaanisqatsi (1982) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Better than most
14 June 2005 | by (North Carolina USA) – See all my reviews

The quality of films coming out of Australia always amazes me considering the size of their budgets compared to run-of-the-mill "blockbusters" that Hollywood lavishes millions on.

OK, you have to suspend belief a bit to accept that the caper that is the plot of "The Bank" could actually be pulled off -- or could it? But what the hell, if you watch Hollywood films you suspended your belief a long time ago.

This film is a great example of Less is more. No car chases, nobody gets murdered, hardly any sex. All it has is good writing, good dialog, excellent acting, imaginative filming and special effects and music.

And Anthony Lapaglia is just one of the finest actors around these days. Altogether an enjoyable film.

13 of 15 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
the kid induction
what about the lenders? raymondliu1983
Nice film set in Melbourne mike_cable
opening scene math... bchristian83
Discuss The Bank (2001) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: