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Ocean's 11 (1960)

Ocean's Eleven (original title)
Approved | | Comedy, Crime, Music | 10 August 1960 (USA)
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Danny Ocean gathers a group of his World War II compatriots to pull off the ultimate Las Vegas heist. Together the eleven friends plan to rob five Las Vegas casinos in one night.

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Director: Gordon Douglas
Stars: Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr.
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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Danny Ocean
... Sam Harmon
... Josh Howard
... Jimmy Foster
... Beatrice Ocean
... Anthony Bergdorf
... Duke Santos
... Adele Ekstrom
... 'Mushy' O'Connors
... Spyros Acebos
... Roger Corneal
... Mrs. Restes
... Vince Massler
... 'Curly' Steffans
... Mrs. Bergdorf
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A band of soldier friends from the 82nd airborne regroup 15 years later to rob millions of dollars from five Las Vegas casinos. When one of the eleven's future step-father learns who pulled the job, the crew must find a way to smuggle the loot out of town before their payoff is cut in half. Written by FMJ_Joker

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You wouldn't call it a gang. Just Danny Ocean and his 11 pals - the night they blew all the lights in Las Vegas!... See more »


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10 August 1960 (USA)  »

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$2,800,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$12,317,000
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Trivia

Sinatra was not the first to hear about this film. Peter Lawford was first told of the basic story of the film by director Gilbert Kay. Kay heard about it from a gas station who told him his ideas for the story. But when Sinatra first heard the idea. He said "forget the movie. Let's pull the job". See more »

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After the power has gone out, the MC in one of the casinos tells his orchestra leader to keep playing Auld Lang Syne... on a working PA system. See more »

Quotes

Danny Ocean: I've got great news for you.
Beatrice Ocean: Auburn beat Alabama by twelve points.
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Referenced in Torrente 5: Operación Eurovegas (2014) See more »

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Auld Lang Syne
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Lyrics by Robert Burns
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27 November 1999 | by See all my reviews

Ocean's 11 never tries to be brilliant and is only sometimes good. The thin plot is a set up for the "boys" to look sharp (and they sometimes do), sing songs (which they do well) and to show off 1960 Las Vegas (which by today's standards looks pretty shabby).

This is a second rate heist story with a few gangsters thrown in. But after all, we have Sinatra and company. You can see that the excellent film, The Rat Pack, was very right on. Sinatra is his arrogant self. Martin is relaxed, Lawford is suave and the singing by Sammy Davis Jr. is great.

Ocean's 11 is a snap shot of what was "cool" in the ultimate era of coolness. It's all here, the clubs, the Marilyn Monroe look a likes, the flashy clothes and lots of money. It's better than imitations such as Swingers since Ocean's 11 is the source. Of course it includes the legendary bad treatment of women and African Americans. The actresses are either add-ons or pathetic martyrs (Angie Dickinson). As for Sammy, he puts up with the garbage man part, a racial slur (all in good fun of course!) and the self centeredness of these guys. I just admire him because he had to do it, so he could perform.

Back to the "fun". The boys get to be clever, then there's a surprise ending and finally we see them shuffle hung over in front of a casino. Every few years I check out Ocean's 11 not just to watch this silly movie but also to see the rats (or brats?) and chuckle (and wince) at an amazing time in the USA, baby.


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