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. ...
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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
£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 »
The opening scenes show the gang checking into Luton Airport and then getting in the van. To get to Central London from Luton, you travel through North West London, and don't cross the Thames. They arrive in London and are seen crossing the Thames at Waterloo Bridge from the South East London end. See more »
A solid British heist film which tries to capture the tension of Dog Day Afternnon.
Jeff Bell is good in the film as are the rest of the male cast. Good set-pieces - the tunnels sequences work very well. The bank job feels real enough. The film contains nice touches which take the audience in unexpected directions. It's good to see Barry from Eastenders doing something other than Extras. Not that many female characters, although the main woman is quite a babe.
Good tight piece all around. The kind of film that doesn't normally get made in UK. Paris Leonti is clearly a director to keep an eye on.
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