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Daylight Robbery (2008)

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Alex masterminds an ambitious plan to steal millions of untraceable cash that is stacked in the underground vaults of The London Exchange Bank, waiting for its last journey, Incineration. ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Xavier Anderson Xavier Anderson ... SWAT Man
Brodie Bass Brodie Bass ... Passport Control
Geoff Bell ... Alex
Vas Blackwood ... Lucky
Robert Boulter ... Jay
Max Brown ... Doctor
Clair Elsmore Clair Elsmore ... Cashier
Antonio Gil ... Bank Manager (as Antonio Gil Martinez)
Leo Gregory ... Matty
Johnny Harris ... Terry
James Johnson Flint James Johnson Flint ... Airline Captain
Anya Lahiri ... Check-In Girl
Laura Martin-Simpson Laura Martin-Simpson ... Shelly
Rhys Meredith ... Police Assistant
Tiffany Mulheron Tiffany Mulheron ... Brunette
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Alex masterminds an ambitious plan to steal millions of untraceable cash that is stacked in the underground vaults of The London Exchange Bank, waiting for its last journey, Incineration. Lucky, Matty, Terry, Chubby, Norman and Jay make up his unlikely gang of robbers. Setting up their alibi, the gang check in for a flight and join in with thousands of England supporters that are part of a mass exodus to The World Cup Tournament in Germany. Instead of passing through to Departure Lounge, the gang head out to the car park, pile into a van and head for Central London where they spectacularly ram raid London Exchange Bank, blocking any exit for those caught up inside. But with an unexpected turn of events, their plan is hampered from the start and they are left with a whole lot more than just a bank robbery to deal with. They have twenty hostages inside and the Police have laid siege to The Bank. There are two and a half hours before their plane leaves, and seventy million pounds in hard... Written by Anonymous

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Using the World Cup as their cover a group of England football supporters pull off the perfect crime, stealing millions of pounds from a London Exchange bank. See more »

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 August 2008 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Daylight Robbery - Un colpo british style See more »

Filming Locations:

Cheapside, London, England, UK See more »

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,629
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| (European Film Market)

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

£70 Mio in new £20 notes would weigh nearly four tonnes, and have a volume of 525l. But the banknotes stolen are old notes, scheduled for destruction, and so would have picked up grease, sweat and dirt during their five-year lifespan, with a consequent increase in their weight and bulk. See more »

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The bank is located in the City of London (Cheapside?)-a good place to film, as at weekends it's virtually deserted... But the police officers are all from the Met., a different constabulary, with no jurisdiction within the square mile... See more »

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Daylight Robbery
Written by P.Fowler / D. O'Gorman / A. Oury
Performed by BC400
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A bank heist lacking tension and credibility, just about watchable. Most soap operas are more engaging.
2 July 2014 | by citizen-cavemanSee all my reviews

It's a curious film because for some reason the tension never really takes off. One moment some customers are going about their routine, mundane business 'good morning sir, would you like that in tens or twentys?', 'tens please', 'certainly sir'. The next moment a mini-van smashes down the doors of the bank and masked men with guns shout at everyone to 'get the f*&@ down!'. And still the tension remains flat as a pancake.

The opportunities for conflict, and thus tension, abounds. The stakes are high: the lives of the hostages, the reputation of the police and the liberty of the robbers. You would expect all the parties concerned to be tense, very tense. Surprising then everyone seems remarkably laid back about the whole thing. The hostages do little more than huddle together in a corner with bags over their head, maybe the extras insisted on that. The police are passive rather than pro-active they observe wondering what will happen rather than figure out what to do next.

Operationally little of the story stands up. Why the British Transport Police would provide the incident control van and not the Metropolitan Police beats me. Can you really ram-raid a bank? Going into more detail means writing spoilers but I'm not into those. The planning of the job and its execution is so flawed that on a few occasions you wonder if the makers were actually trying to be funny. If they were, they failed. Badly.

This looks nothing like a group of slick professionals carrying a carefully planned robbery. Instead, it looks like a group of lads down the pub who were bored and decided to go rob a bank for a bit of a laugh. Except there are no laughs.

The acting is pretty flat, but what can you do with a script like this? The story lacks complexity so not much happens, it just plods on adding to the boredom. There is a hard deadline, albeit a ridiculous one, to meet, but the film gives no sense of it looming. The chief flaw is the interplay between the robbers. It lies in the no-man's land between a ragtag group on the verge of imploding and a top-notch team of solid professionals. Either option would be good but neither was selected. How they boring way they bounce off each other is mostly down to the flat dialogue. They're all good pals without a decent plan.

Daylight Robbery does has its moments, but they are few and far between.


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