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Ocean's Eleven (2001)

PG-13 | | Crime, Thriller | 7 December 2001 (USA)
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Danny Ocean and his ten accomplices plan to rob three Las Vegas casinos simultaneously.

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Steven Soderbergh
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Cast overview, first billed only:
George Clooney ... Danny Ocean
Cecelia Ann Birt Cecelia Ann Birt ... Board Member #1 (voice) (as CeCeLia Birt)
Paul L. Nolan ... Board Member #2 (voice)
Carol Florence Carol Florence ... Board Member #3 (voice)
Lori Galinski Lori Galinski ... Blackjack Dealer
Bernie Mac ... Frank Catton
Brad Pitt ... Rusty Ryan
Mark Gantt ... Bartender
Tim Perez ... Security Guard (as Timothy Paul Perez)
Elliott Gould ... Reuben Tishkoff
Frank Patton III ... Lockbox Carrier (as Frank Patton)
Casey Affleck ... Virgil Malloy
Scott Caan ... Turk Malloy
Eddie Jemison ... Livingston Dell
Jorge R. Hernandez Jorge R. Hernandez ... FBI Man #1
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Storyline

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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Hollywood's A list stars come together to pull off the most daring heist Las Vegas has ever known...11 men, 3 casinos, 150 million dollars, 1 chance to pull it off. See more »

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Crime | Thriller

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

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Trivia

Julia Roberts and Brad Pitt appeared in Steven Soderbergh's next movie Full Frontal (2002). See more »

Goofs

The casino manager is seen in two places at the same time. First, he is with Saul when the briefcase is being taken to the vault, while at the same time he is meeting Benedict and Linus as they are escorting Frank out of the casino. See more »

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[first lines]
[At parole hearing]
Parole Board Member #1: Good morning.
Danny: [sitting alone directly in front of the parole board] Morning.
Parole Board Member #1: Please state your name for the record.
Danny: Daniel Ocean.
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Crazy Credits

The opening Warner Bros. and Village Roadshow logos are in "ocean blue". See more »

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References The Great Escape (1963) See more »

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Papa Loves Mambo
Written by Al Hoffman, Dick Manning, and Bickley Reichner
Performed by Perry Como
Courtesy of The RCA Records Label, a unit of BMG Entertainment
Under license from BMG Special Markets
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Just great
28 January 2007 | by blanche-2See all my reviews

George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Matt Damon, Bernie Mac, Elliot Gould, Carl Reiner, Casey Affleck, Scott Caan, Shaobo Qin, Miguel Perez, and Livingston Dell make up "Ocean's Eleven," a 2001 film directed by Steven Soderbergh. The film also stars Andy Garcia and Julia Roberts. This is a remake of the rat pack "Ocean's Eleven," which I've never seen so I can't make comparisons. I suspect that this version has more emphasis on plot and the older one has more emphasis on the pack.

The mastermind of a plot to rob Las Vegas' Bellaggio Hotel vault of $160 million is Danny Ocean, a very recent ex-con who had lots of time on his hands in prison to plan it. With the help of his buddy, Rusty Ryan (Pitt) he recruits 9 people who specialize in a particular expertise to carry out the elaborate heist. Problems come in when Ocean, obsessed with his ex-wife (Roberts), approaches her, to the annoyance of her present boyfriend, the owner of the hotel, Terry Benedict (Garcia). He "makes" Danny by sending out a bulletin with Danny's photo to the hotel staff, which puts him out of his own plot at the insistence of Rusty. But Danny isn't one to exit easily, in either marriage or robberies.

This is a fast-paced, tension-filled, exciting movie that's highly entertaining. The plot is completely improbable so you have to take it for what it is - fantastic fun. And you never know whether something is going wrong or if it's part of the plan. The chemistry between the actors, particularly Clooney and Pitt, is great, and there is some wonderful acting. Clooney is solid as Ocean, a passionate man of quiet determination; Damon is terrific as an insecure participant; Don Cheadle, sporting a Cockney accent, is hilarious as an explosives expert; Elliot Gould is outrageous as their financial backer; Carl Reiner is excellent as an older con man who can do accents. Just as they all contribute their different talents to the heist, they do so in this movie. This includes the acting in the smaller roles played by Bernie Mac et al - everyone is perfect. Andy Garcia is fabulous as Benedict - both elegant and scary, he whispers instead of shouts and stays in control for the most part. Megastar Roberts is wasted - she doesn't have much to do.Any actress could have done the role, but I guess the producers wanted an all-star cast.

Highly recommended for blockbuster entertainment value and star power. Just don't look for it to be realistic.


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Budget:

$85,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$38,107,822, 9 December 2001

Gross USA:

$183,417,150

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$450,717,150
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