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6 September 2001 (Australia) See more »
Public enemy number one: The Bank
The Bank is a thriller about banking, corruption and alchemy. | Full synopsis »
9 wins & 21 nominations See more »
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  (in credits order)

David Wenham ... Jim

Anthony LaPaglia ... Simon

Sibylla Budd ... Michelle

Steve Rodgers ... Wayne

Mitchell Butel ... Stephen

Mandy McElhinney ... Diane

Greg Stone ... Vincent
Kazuhiro Muroyama ... Toshio
Andrew Bayly ... Mr. Johnson

Thomas Blackburne ... Young Jim
Sharon Oppy ... Teacher #1
Giles Rittman ... Schoolchild
Dylan Foss ... Schoolchild
Jessica Voglis ... Schoolchild
Nicole Croker ... Schoolchild
Robert van Mackelenberg ... Chairman (as Robert Van Mackelenberg)
Jeff Keogh ... Christopher

Ian Bliss ... Executive #1
Peter Barron ... Executive #2

Matt Norman ... Limo Driver
Joshua Jay ... Roger
Mike McCoy ... Chauffer
Tanja Bulatovic ... Computer Lab Technician
Rodney Kelly ... Phone Trader
James Judge ... Phone Trader
Paul Hill ... Phone Trader
Vincent Gil ... Sheriff (as Vince Gil)
Tim Aris ... Police Detective
Stephen Leeder ... Billy
Kent Clifton-Bligh ... Boat Driver (as Ken Clifton Bligh)
Emily Lumbers ... Monica
Blowfish ... Jazz Band
Nicholas Galati ... Simon's Son
Holly Myers ... Yvonne
Sue Jones ... Bank Barrister
Maureen Edwards ... Supreme Court Judge

David Ross Paterson ... Board Member (as David Patterson)
Bruce Myles ... Ben
Anna McCrossin-Owen ... Teacher #2
Debora Robertson ... Reporter (as Deborah Robertson)
Julia Limb ... Reporter
Peta Doodson ... Librarian
Craig Madden ... Petrol Station Attendant
Lance Anderson ... Jim's Father
Aris Gounaris ... Immigration Officer
Ronald S. Stickland ... Immigration Supervisor
Kate Crawford ... B.T.S.E. (voice)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jennifer Zaya Connelly ... Schoolchild (uncredited)
Darren Hassan ... Stockbroker (uncredited)

Directed by
Robert Connolly 
Writing credits
Brian Price (based on an original idea by) and
Mike Betar (based on an original idea by)

Robert Connolly (screenplay)

Produced by
John Maynard .... producer
Domenico Procacci .... co-producer
Original Music by
Alan John 
Cinematography by
Tristan Milani 
Film Editing by
Nick Meyers 
Casting by
Jane Norris 
Production Design by
Luigi Pittorino 
Art Direction by
Juliet John 
Costume Design by
Annie Marshall 
Makeup Department
Stephanie Larman .... hair designer
Stephanie Larman .... makeup designer
Dallas Stephens .... hair assistant
Dallas Stephens .... makeup assistant
Production Management
Elisa Argenzio .... production manager
Louise Gleeson .... post-production supervisor
Helen Lovelock .... post-production supervisor
Andrew Marshall .... unit manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Todd Embling .... third assistant director
Jason Faulkner .... second assistant director
Phil Jones .... first assistant director
Iain Pirret .... additional second assistant director
Art Department
Pete Baxter .... set dresser
Lee Chong .... art department runner
Peter Collas .... computer technician
Anne Flynn .... art department coordinator
Clive Jones .... scenic artist
Pia McDowell .... set dresser
Robert Molnar .... assistant set dresser
Tam Morris .... storyboard artist
Janie Parker .... set dresser
Leroy Plummer .... stand-by props
Robert Spiller .... constructor
Richard Veith .... draftsperson
Samantha Ward .... assistant set dresser
Sound Department
Yulia Akerholt .... sound editor: atmosphere
Meri Blazevski .... assistant sound editor
Steve Burgess .... adr engineer
Craig Carter .... dialogue editor
Rob Dawson .... boom operator
Ricky Edwards .... dialogue editor
Bruce Emery .... stereo sound consultant: Dolby
Bryce Grunden .... additional sound effects recordist
Mauricio Hernández .... adr engineer
Phil Heywood .... sound re-recording mixer
Rory McGregor .... sound mix assistant
Adrian Medhurst .... foley artist
Martin Oswin .... adr engineer
Martin Oswin .... foley mixer
Sam Petty .... sound designer
Sam Petty .... special effects sound editor
Andrew Ramage .... sound recordist
John Simpson .... foley artist
John Willsteed .... special effects sound editor
Tony Young .... foley recordist
Special Effects by
Clint Ingram .... special effects supervisor
Visual Effects by
Tony Beer .... visual effects
Toby Ehinger .... visual effects
Sheldon Gardner .... visual effects
Henk Hop .... visual effects
Kynan Hughes .... visual effects
Rachel Hynes .... visual effects
Peta Jenkins .... visual effects
Matthew Keighery .... visual effects
Sally Madgwick .... visual effects
Ross Mitchell .... opticals
Amanda Newton .... film recording and scanning
Bevan Wishart .... visual effects
Tom Coltraine .... stunt double: David Wenham
Zev Eleftheriou .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Anthony Argiro .... third electrician (as Antonio Argiro)
Kevin Campbell .... clapper loader
Andre Fleuren .... camera operator (as André Fleuren)
Dean Garro .... assistant grip
Tony Hall .... key grip
Terry Howells .... focus puller
Ben Jasper .... focus puller
Marin Johnson .... focus puller
Con Mancuso .... gaffer
Christopher Mitchell .... fourth electric
Emma Moroney .... clapper loader
Harry Panagiotidis .... Steadicam operator
Fabian Poggendorf .... grip
John Regan .... assistant grip
Matt Scully .... best boy (as Matthew Sculley)
Casting Department
Brooke Howden .... casting assistant
Brooke Howden .... extras casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Gareth Blaha .... wardrobe attachment
Kelly Foreman .... costume stand-by
Jill Guice .... costume stand-by
Keryn Ribbands .... costume supervisor
Editorial Department
Leo Bahas .... negative matcher
Meri Blazevski .... first assistant editor
Margaret Bourke .... negative matcher
Arthur Cambridge .... color grader
Paul Cross .... negative matcher
Terry Hunt .... editing attachment
Ian Letcher .... colorist
Milena Romanin .... first assistant editor
Caroline Scott .... additional first assistant editor (as Carolyn Scott)
Annette Trevitt .... second assistant editor
George Turnure .... second assistant editor
Music Department
Nicholas Cervonaro .... assistant music engineer
Lyle Chan .... music supervisor
Richard Lush .... music recording engineer
Nick Meyers .... music editor
Virginia Read .... music recording producer
Julie Simonds .... music copyist
Bruce Smeaton .... music consultant
David Stanhope .... conductor
Karl Vyzard .... music copyist
Transportation Department
Bruce Ross .... vehicle coordinator
Other crew
Lesley Aitkin .... post-production script
Debra Annear .... account assistant
Mike Betar .... story idea
Maurice Burns .... location manager
Miranda Colman .... additional production runner
Tom Coltraine .... safety supervisor
Brendan Dillon .... key model maker
Adam Dolman .... production secretary
John Fox .... armorer
Leisa Francis .... post-production accountant
Leisa Francis .... production accountant
Eva Freeman .... script consultant
Katherine Fry .... continuity
Tina Hennel .... unit assistant
Lyn Jones .... post-production accountant
Hamish MacLeod .... location assistant
Kara Masters .... production runner
Anna Molyneaux .... production coordinator
Jane Moroney .... account assistant
Roger Morrison .... location assistant
Brendan O'Grady .... unit assistant
Jeffrey Raphael .... video grader
Rick Springett .... opticals
Alan Woodruff .... rushes synchronization
Deborah Wright .... location scout
Susie Wright .... pre-production coordinator
Marla Jane Lynch .... international festival coordinator (uncredited)
Marion Pilowsky .... special thanks

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104 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

Some scenes were actually shot on the uppers floors of a major bank's corporate headquarters in Melbourne.See more »
Factual errors: In the first scene at the school house, the date, Monday 20th March 1977, is written on the chalkboard. March 20, 1977 was a Sunday.See more »
Jim Doyle:I just hate banks.See more »
Movie Connections:
References 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)See more »


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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
People hate banks, you can bank on it, 8 September 2001
Author: Philby-3 from Sydney, Australia

It's an odd thing that in an age when money is God, banks are regarded as the embodiment of evil. Everyone hates banks, and its easy to get an audience on-side to a bit of bank-bashing. We derive guilty pleasure from seeing a bank get its come-uppance; pleasure, because we resent the humiliation they routinely dish out to us as their customers, as well as the charges, foreclosures and cartel-like behaviour they indulge in at our expense. Guilt, because we too subscribe to dreams of wealth and power, it's just that most of us are not ruthless and callous enough to realise them.

This is a simple, straightforward, well produced thriller with a strong script and some good performances from the main players. The story concerns a maths wiz from country Victoria (David Wenham) who with the aid of chaos theory has developed a program to predict financial market trading. The CEO of Centabank (Anthony La Paglia), pressured by his board for more profits, hires him in Melbourne to perfect the program fro the benefit of the bank. Early results are promising, but our wiz seems to have an agenda of his own. Meanwhile, a failed houseboat operator and his wife are seeking redress against the bank in respect of a dodgy foreign currency loan they were conned into.

Part of the plot is similar to `The Farm', with Colin Friels and Greta Scacchi, recently shown on ABC TV (Australia). Here though we have the extra dimension of the financial market thriller, presented in an understandable way. Techicalities are avoided – all you have to do is watch the graph to see what is going on. The supporting characters are not particularly remarkable but the two leads Wenham and La Piaglia are well defined and well balanced. If the script had not been so good La Piaglia could have been a caricature, but he is instead quite believable, though I'm not sure deriding a gunman for his personal weaknesses is always an effective way of persuading him to put the gun down. David Wenham is good at slightly enigmatic characters (Diver Dan in `Seachange', the boss boy in `The Boys' (also directed by Robert Connolly, the director here) and he gives his character here the required amount of mystery. His love interest (Sybilla Budd) who he meets at work, seems a bit incidental – she's not exactly superfluous but isn't really in on the plot until late in the movie, and in the end, well…

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