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A true crime film 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.

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James Marsh

Writers:

Joe Penhall (screenplay), Mark Seal (magazine article)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Michael Caine ... Brian Reader
Michael Gambon ... Billy the Fish Lincoln
Charlie Cox ... Basil
Jim Broadbent ... Terry Perkins
Ray Winstone ... Danny Jones
Francesca Annis ... Lynne Reader
Tom Courtenay ... John Kenny Collins
Paul Whitehouse ... Carl Wood
Kellie Shirley ... Terri Robinson
Martha Howe-Douglas ... Lip Reader
Keely Cat Wells ... Ballerina
Bernardo Santos ... Police Officer
Ann Akin ... DC Amy
Trinity L Beals ... Swat Team
Sephora Venites ... Model
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Storyline

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 £200 million 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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One high security vault. Millions up for grabs. One hell of a retirement fund. See more »

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Crime | Drama

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Rated R for language throughout | See all certifications »

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 January 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Over the Hill Mob See more »

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Trivia

Ray Winstone, who plays Danny Jones in the film, went to school with the real Danny Jones. See more »

Goofs

Charlie is seen taking trips to and from Kent on HS1. In one shot the train changes from high speed overhead operation to third rail slower main line operation, then immediately afterwards changes back to HS1 track. See more »

Quotes

Brian Reader: I'll have you for chunks!
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Connections

References The Lavender Hill Mob (1951) See more »

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The Party's Over
Performed by Shirley Bassey
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There really is no honour amongst thieves.
16 September 2018 | by Sleepin_DragonSee all my reviews

The wealth of acting talent and experience prompted me to want to see this, coupled with an interest in the real life story.

I'm stunned to read people find this slow, it's hardly designed as an action packed thriller. It's the telling of real life events. I thoroughly enjoyed it, the story is intriguing, the acting is first rate, plus it contains some very humorous moments.

It begins off in quite a light hearted way, it's jolly and funny, but oncr the deed is done, it takes on a more serious tone, the laughs are fewer, and the true greed of the characters comes out.

Excellent performances, Caine, Gambon, Courtenay and Winstone all excellent, but for me it was Jim Broadbent who stole the show, he was superb. Francesca Annis was lovely in it, though sadly not for very long.

It's not a classic, but well worth seeing for the wealth of acting talent. 8/10


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