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The Bank (2001)

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

Director:

Robert Connolly

Writers:

Brian Price (based on an original idea by), Mike Betar (based on an original idea by) | 1 more credit »

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9 wins & 21 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
David Wenham ... Jim
Anthony LaPaglia ... Simon
Sibylla Budd ... Michelle
Steve Rodgers ... Wayne
Mitchell Butel ... Stephen
Mandy McElhinney ... Diane
Greg Stone ... Vincent
Kazuhiro Muroyama Kazuhiro Muroyama ... Toshio
Andrew Bayly Andrew Bayly ... Mr. Johnson
Thomas Blackburne ... Young Jim
Sharon Oppy Sharon Oppy ... Teacher #1
Giles Rittman Giles Rittman ... Schoolchild
Dylan Foss Dylan Foss ... Schoolchild
Jessica Voglis Jessica Voglis ... Schoolchild
Nicole Croker Nicole Croker ... Schoolchild
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Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Public enemy number one: The Bank


Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

Australia | Italy

Language:

English | Japanese

Release Date:

6 September 2001 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

A bank See more »

Filming Locations:

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Company Credits

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

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

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Simon O'Reilly: I'm like God, with a better suit.
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Connections

References 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) See more »

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Revenge of the Nerds.
30 October 2003 | by senortuffySee all my reviews

This is an Australian suspense thriller about a mathematician, Jim Doyle, who develops a new theory based on chaos analysis that will enable a user to predict just about anything. A senior banking executive, Simon O'Reilly, gets a hold of the news and hires Jim to work for them, to develop a system that will predict financial markets.

Jim is altruistic - he wants to predict market collapses so that regular people can react in time. Simon sees a way to get rich. Simon is also one of those Gordan Gecko types who sees himself as part of the new feudal lords of capitalism, a member of the elite whose duty he sees as crushing the opposition.

This is a pretty clever film and I want to be careful not to give away the ending. You can sort of see it coming, but the actor playing Jim, David Wenham, is so under control that he doesn't give away a thing. You might recognize Wenham from his role as Faramir, Boromir's brother in the second installment of the Lord of the Rings trilogy. His acting makes this film succeed.

Anthony LaPaglia plays the ruthless banker, Simon, and he manages to make himself hateful for the audience. Sibylla Budd also plays the love interest of Jim very well (she has a deliciously sly smile).

Short on elaborate production values, but the story and the acting make this film exciting and one I'd recommend.


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