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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.

Director:

James Marsh

Writers:

Joe Penhall (screenplay), Mark Seal (magazine article)
2 nominations. See more awards »

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Credited cast:
Michael Caine ... Brian Reader
Michael Gambon ... Billy the Fish Lincoln
Charlie Cox ... Basil
Jim Broadbent ... Terry Perkins
Francesca Annis ... Lynne Reader
Ray Winstone ... Danny Jones
Tom Courtenay ... John Kenny Collins
Martha Howe-Douglas ... Lip Reader
Paul Whitehouse ... Carl Wood
Kellie Shirley ... Terri Robinson
Ben Willbond ... Building Society Branch Manager
Josephine Butler ... Chic Woman
Matt Bardock Matt Bardock ... Detective Inspector Johnson
Ingrid Lacey ... Perkins' Granddaughter (as Iris Lacey)
Karl Farrer ... Guest at Funeral Wake
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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 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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Based on the unbelievable true story of the Hatton Garden heist. See more »

Genres:

Crime | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language throughout | See all certifications »

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Trivia

During the opening titles sequence, there is a brief clip from The Italian Job (1969) (which starred Sir Michael Caine). The clip is the Chinese gold being lowered from the cargo plane at Turin Airport. The retro shot of Sir Michael Caine at the end of this movie is also from the same movie. See more »

Goofs

Several times in the film, Kenny's mouth does not move when he is saying a line. For instance, when he is in the pub and is offered a double shot of vodka, "Why not?" is heard, but it is clearly ADR (Automated Dialogue Replacement). See more »

Quotes

Basil: [To Brian Reader, referring to the other gang members who contradicted his version of events ; and quoting Mandy Rice-Davies from her London-based "Scandal" testimony] They would say that, wouldn't they ?
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Connections

References The Lavender Hill Mob (1951) See more »

Soundtracks

The Touch Of Your Lips
Written by Ray Noble
Performed by Ben Webster & Oscar Peterson
Courtesy of Verve Records, Inc.
Under license from Universal Music Operations Ltd
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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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Official Sites:

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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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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,502, 27 January 2019

Gross USA:

$7,518

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$11,353,515
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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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