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Ocean's Eleven (2001)

aka Ocean's Eleven

"Are you in or out?"

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Details: 116 mins · English, Italiano, Chinese · PG-13 (USA)


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...but like, why the hell would you ruin a great movie by throwing in racism towards the grease man character, like really? But also l like how in subsequent films everyone else learns Chinese to speak with him, rather than him learning English...but in the third one it's played a bit as a gag? I'm not especially qualified to talk on this but it struck me the wrong way and tarnished the trilogy a bit.

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George Clooney, Brat Pitt, Andy Garica, Casey Affleck and Matt Damon in the same movie... what could possible go wrong? Well a lot actually, but it doesn't - it all adds up to one of te best ation/heist movies ever

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Hadn't seen this in years, and had honestly forgotten how good it is! I've never seen the sequels though, and while I know they're nowhere near as good, now I really want to! :)

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Small Danny Ocean
Small Rusty Ryan
Small Linus Caldwell
Small Terry Benedict
Small Beatrice Ocean
Small Virgil Malloy
Small Turk Malloy
Small Saul Bloom
Small Basher Tarr (uncredited)
Small Frank Catton
Small Reuben Tishkoff
No_movie_poster Livingston Dell
No_movie_poster Yen
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Small Head Goon
Small Boxing Spectator
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No_movie_poster Debra Zane Casting
Small Steven Soderbergh Director
Small George Clayton Johnson Author
No_movie_poster Ted Griffin Screenplay
No_movie_poster Jack Golden Russell Author
Small Jerry Weintraub Producer
No_movie_poster David Holmes Original Music Composer
No_movie_poster Philip Messina Production Design
No_movie_poster Stephen Mirrione Editor
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Small George Clayton Johnson Story Contributor


"Are you in or out?"

"Place your bets"

"3 Casinos. 11 Guys. 150 Million Bucks. Ready To Win Big?"

"Hollywood's A list stars come together to pull off the most daring heist Las Vegas has ever known...11 men, 3 casinos, 150 million dollars, 1 chance to pull it off."

"They're Having So Much Fun It's Illegal."


Following release from prison, Danny Ocean (George Clooney) breaks the terms of his parole and travels to Los Angeles to meet his partner-in-crime and friend Rusty Ryan (Brad Pitt) to propose a caper. The two go to Las Vegas to pitch the plan to wealthy friend and former casino owner Reuben Tishkoff (Elliott Gould). The plan consists of simultaneously robbing the Bellagio, The Mirage, and the MGM Grand casinos. Reuben's familiarity with casino security makes him very reluctant to get involved, but when he begins to think of it as a good way to get back at his rival, Terry Benedict (Andy García), who owns all three casinos, Reuben agrees to finance the operation. Because the casinos are required by the Nevada Gaming Commission to have enough cash on hand to cover all their patrons' bets, the three predict that, on the upcoming night of a highly anticipated boxing match, the Bellagio vault will contain more than $150 million.

Ocean and Ryan recruit eight former colleagues and criminal specialists: Linus Caldwell (Matt Damon), a young and talented pickpocket; Frank Catton (Bernie Mac), a casino worker and con man; Virgil and Turk Malloy (Casey Affleck and Scott Caan), a pair of gifted mechanics; Livingston Dell (Eddie Jemison) an electronics and surveillance expert; Basher Tarr (Don Cheadle), an explosives expert; Saul Bloom (Carl Reiner), an elderly con man; and "The Amazing" Yen (Shaobo Qin), an accomplished acrobat. Several of the team members carry out reconnaissance at the Bellagio to learn as much as possible about the security, the routines and behaviors of the casino staff, and the building itself. Others create a precise replica of the vault with which to practice maneuvering through its formidable security systems. During this planning phase, the team discovers that Ocean's ex-wife, Tess (Julia Roberts), is Benedict's girlfriend. Ryan urges Ocean to give up on the plan, believing Ocean incapable of sound judgement while Tess is involved, but Ocean refuses.

When the plan is put in motion, Ocean goes to the Bellagio in order to be seen by Benedict, who, as expected, has him locked in a storeroom to be beaten by a bouncer called Bruiser. Bruiser, however, is a friend of Ocean's, and he allows Ocean to leave through a ventilation shaft, to meet with his team in the vault. Linus Caldwell poses as a gaming commission agent, and reveals to Benedict that one of his employees, Ramon Escalante, is actually Frank Catton, an ex-con. Caldwell and Catton stage a faux confrontation in Benedict's presence so that Linus can steal the vault access codes written on a piece of paper in Benedict's jacket. Yen is smuggled into the vault by the Malloy brothers to assist in triggering the explosive from the inside. Saul Bloom sneaks explosives into the casino vault by posing as a wealthy international arms dealer who needs especially secure safekeeping for his valuables, and then stages a heart attack that is treated by Ryan posing as a doctor.

The team activates a stolen "pinch" device to temporarily disrupt the casino's electrical power, allowing them to breach the vault undetected. As Benedict attempts to restore order following the power outage, Ryan anonymously calls him on a cell phone that Ocean had earlier planted in Tess's coat. Ryan tells him that the vaults are being raided, and that all the money will be destroyed if Benedict does not cooperate in loading half the money into a van waiting outside. Benedict observes video footage of the vault that confirms Ryan's claims, and complies in moving the money, but orders his men to follow the van after it departs, and calls a S.W.A.T. team to secure the vault and the other half of the money. The S.W.A.T. team's arrival results in a shootout which causes the incineration of the half of the money left in the vault. After assuring Benedict that the casino is secure, the officers depart at Benedict's insistence.

Benedict's men following the van discover that it is being driven by remote control, and that, instead of money, it contains duffel bags full of flyers advertising prostitutes. Benedict realizes that the vault video feed he'd been watching was faked, as the vault floor in the footage lacked the Bellagio logo, which had only recently been installed. A flashback reveals that Ocean had used the vault replica to create the fake video Benedict had seen; the rest of the team posed as S.W.A.T. officers, and took all of the money in the vault when responding to Benedict's call for police assistance. Benedict then returns to the room where he left Ocean and finds him still there, apparently still being worked over by Bruiser, leaving him with no way to connect Ocean to the theft. As Tess watches via security surveillance, Ocean tricks Benedict into saying he would give up Tess in exchange for the money. Ocean then says, "Alright. I know a guy. We were in the joint together. Anybody pulls a job in the western US, he knows about it. Give me 72 hours. I'll find out who took your money". Benedict, humiliated, orders his men to escort Ocean off the premises and inform the police that Ocean is violating his parole by being in Las Vegas. Tess leaves Benedict, and exits the hotel just in time to see Ocean arrested. When he is released after serving 'three to six months' for his parole violation, he is met by Rusty and Tess, and the three drive off, closely followed by Benedict's bodyguards.

Release Dates:

Theatrical : 2001-12-07 : United States of America

DVD : 2002-05-07

DVD : 2007-11-13