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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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Nobody else would have dared it because nobody else would have the nerve! Just Danny Ocean and his 11 pals - the crazy 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)

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$12,317,000
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At 01:05:40, when Buddy Lester is praying the door, you can see that the spray is on the opposite direction at the door as he sprays the ashtray in his hand, instead. See more »

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At the garbage truck lot early in the movie, Vince mentions Josh's having been awarded the "DSM" (the Distinguished Service Medal). The DSM is the Army's highest non-heroism award for meritorious service, awarded almost exclusively to high-ranking career officers. Vince would have meant to say the "DSC", or the Distinguished Service Cross, the second highest award for valor in combat, after the Medal of Honor. See more »

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Danny Ocean: Going down.
Lift attendant: Going down.
Danny Ocean: Where they serve the drinks.
Lift attendant: To the bar.
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Written by Sammy Cahn, Jimmy Van Heusen
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The Heist of All Time
18 January 2006 | by See all my reviews

I remember back in the day when the commercials were out for Ocean's Eleven it was described as the heist of all time. It wasn't exactly that, but there is a spirit of camaraderie that is present through out the film.

Frank Sinatra had signed a picture deal with Warner Brothers and was beginning a long term commitment to the Sands in Las Vegas. What better way than to combine everything at once. A film on location in Las Vegas.

So Frank got his pallies together and they filmed Ocean's Eleven in between shows at the Sands. They also managed to get into another film, several of the principal players in Ocean's Eleven did guest shots in Pepe while at the Sands.

Ocean's Eleven has a lighthearted insouciance about it, a group of former Airborne Rangers get together in Las Vegas for a heist of the big casinos carried on with military precision. Why waste all that good airborne training now that they're civilians.

Sinatra doesn't sing in this, I can't imagine why he didn't give himself a song here, but Dean Martin and Sammy Davis, Jr. did sing two numbers suited to their talents.

Ocean's Eleven marked the first time that Richard Conte worked in a Sinatra film. He became a Sinatra retainer in his later years, appearing in several Sinatra films. They parted when Conte appeared in The Godfather against Frank's wishes.

After Ocean's Eleven came Sergeants Three with the main cast members appearing again. After that the Rat Pack broke up with these guys going their own way, though many of them did have joint projects together over the years. The quality of the films went down hill, except for Robin and the Seven Hoods. That was a musical and not something to be done in your spare time.

The remake of Ocean's Eleven that George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Matt Damon and several other name players of today did was a far more serious film. Good in its own way, but just not the same.


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