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The Bank Job (2008)

Martine offers Terry a lead on a foolproof bank hit on London's Baker Street. She targets a roomful of safe deposit boxes worth millions in cash and jewelry along with a treasure trove of dirty secrets.

Director:

Roger Donaldson
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jason Statham ... Terry Leather
Saffron Burrows ... Martine Love
Stephen Campbell Moore ... Kevin Swain
Daniel Mays ... Dave Shilling
James Faulkner ... Guy Singer
Alki David ... Bambas
Michael Jibson ... Eddie Burton
Georgia Taylor ... Ingrid Burton
Richard Lintern ... Tim Everett
Peter Bowles ... Miles Urquart
Alistair Petrie ... Philip Lisle
Hattie Morahan ... Gale Benson
Julian Lewis Jones ... Snow
Andrew Brooke ... Quinn
Rupert Frazer ... Lord Drysdale (as Rupert Fraser)
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Storyline

Business is slow for Terry Leather, a London car dealer, married with children. He's an artful dodger, so Martine, a former model with a thing for him, brings him her scheme: a bank's alarm is off for a couple weeks, so let's tunnel into the vault. He assembles a team, not realizing her real goal is a safe-deposit box with compromising photos of a royal: she needs the photos to trade for avoiding a jail sentence - and MI-5, or is it MI-6, is pulling the strings two steps removed. A Trinidadian thug, a high-end bordello owner, and a pornographer also have things stored in the vault, so the break-in threatens many a powerful personage. Is there any way these amateurs can pull it off? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Based on a true story See more »

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Trivia

There is a scene 1 hour and 15 minutes into the film where Lew Vogel says Dave Shilling was outside the bank a few days ago and looked a bit shifty. Daniel Mays who plays Dave starred in Shifty (2008). See more »

Goofs

The bank robbing team use a jackhammer to first break through concrete, then continue to use it to tunnel through the soil towards the bank. Jackhammers are of no use in soil. The bit simply plunges in, and accomplishes nothing. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Eddie Burton: [while drilling a mileage meter back] Another Terry Leather low mileage gem.
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Crazy Credits

Disclaimer: "The names of many people identified in this film have been changed to protect the guilty." See more »

Connections

References Shifty (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

History of Jamaica
Written by Erlando Neil & Nkrumah Manley Thomas
Performed by Early B
Notting Hill Music Ltd/Rufus Music Ltd
Administered by Universal Music Publishing Pty Ltd
Licensed Courtesy of Acid Jazz Records
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Enjoyable, if a little thin on the ground on looks and feeling.
26 February 2008 | by MAXMILLAINSee all my reviews

Saw an advance screening of this 'True' British crime story last night. True is in inverted commas as apparently the basic facts are true but of course most of the story comes from the minds of the two writers that penned it.

Its an enjoyable film, good story, production wise nothing special; could be a made for TV movie, there wasn't much action surprisingly and the jokes were thin on the ground; a snatch copy it 'aint.

Good performance from Jason Stratham in his best screwed up, looking menacing while surprised face. Good supporting cast with many faces you will recognise (spot the Eastender) apart from a terrible performance from Stephen Campbell Moore who looked like he was on a comedy show. Thought it could have maybe done with a bit more music from the 70's, Just to cement home the era a bit more.

I wouldn't bother spending money going to see this at the cinema, unless maybe its Orange Wednesday 2-4-1, more suited to a DVD viewing or wait till it hits Film Four in a year or two.

Enjoyable, better than average British film, but no Oscars coming its way.


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Language:

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Release Date:

7 March 2008 (USA) See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,935,256, 9 March 2008

Gross USA:

$30,060,660

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$64,828,421
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Color:

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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