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King of Thieves (2018)

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A true crime movie about a crew of retired crooks who pull off a major heist in London's jewelry district. What starts off as their last criminal hurrah, quickly turns into a brutal nightmare due to greed. Based on infamous true events.


James Marsh


Joe Penhall (screenplay by), Duncan Campbell (newspaper article: based on the article 'One Last Job: The Inside Story of the Hatton Garden Heist' published by The Guardian) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Caine ... Brian Reader
Francesca Annis ... Lyn Reader
Olivia Le Andersen Olivia Le Andersen ... Marylebone Waitress
Jim Broadbent ... Terry Perkins
Tom Courtenay ... Kenny Collins
Anna Elijasz Anna Elijasz ... The King's Arm Waitress
Ray Winstone ... Danny Jones
Ben Willbond ... Building Society Branch Manager
Charlie Cox ... Basil
Paula Bacon Paula Bacon ... Woman at Wake
Paul Whitehouse ... Carl Wood
Andy Gillies ... Kelvin
Michael Gambon ... Billy 'The Fish' Lincoln
Matt Bardock Matt Bardock ... Detective Inspector Johnson
Claire Lichie ... Detective Sergeant Day


Based on infamous true events, a famous thief, Brian Reader (Sir Michael Caine), pulls together a band of misfit criminals to plot the biggest bank heist in British history. The thieves manage to escape with allegedly over two hundred million British pounds worth of stolen jewels and money. When Police are called to the scene and the investigation starts, the cracks between the eccentric gang members begin to show as they row over how to share the goods and become increasingly distrustful of each other. Written by Saban Films

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language throughout | See all certifications »

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Did You Know?


The scene where Danny Jones (Ray Winstone) hires a replacement hydraulic jack and talks about Basil (Charlie Cox) having a posh accent was shot at Machine Mart on Heath Road, Twickenham in southwest London. See more »


When inside the car Carl (Paul Whitehouse) and Danny (Ray Winstone) are talking to each other. Carl is shown throwing a cigarette butt out the window before closing it. There's audio supporting this. When the camera changes angle from behind Carl, the window can be seen to be open again. See more »


Brian Reader: I'll have you for chunks!
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Watcha' Gonna Do
(Chuck Willis)
Performed by Tom Jones
Courtesy of Decca Music Group Ltd
Under license from Universal Music Operations Ltd
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User Reviews

Feels like a TV movie
23 September 2018 | by the_jpsSee all my reviews

It's distracting entertainment, but it has a made-for-TV feel, which ITV might commission for a soggy bank holiday. Cinematically uninspiring. The script is pandering to a similar audience; I can imagine some giggling at the swearing, farting and buttocks.

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Release Date:

25 January 2019 (USA) See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,502, 27 January 2019

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Color | Black and White (archive footage: newsreel)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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