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Ocean's Eleven (5-Dec-2001)

Director: Steven Soderbergh

Writer: Ted Griffin

Music by: David Holmes

Producer: Jerry Weintraub

Keywords: Crime/Comedy, Las Vegas, Heist, Explosions

Modern Hollywood remake of the Rat Pack's Ocean's Eleven (1960). Danny Ocean, now out of jail, gathers together a team of 11 to simultaneously heist the $160M take of Terry Benedict's three casinos. Furthermore, Oceans wants to steal his ex-wife back, who is presently Benedict's girlfriend. In keeping with the original, the majority of the film is spent on planning. Nothing terribly original, but decent entertainment.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Casey Affleck
Actor
12-Aug-1975   The Assassination of Jesse James
Scott Caan
Actor
23-Aug-1976   Hawaii Five-O
George Clooney
Actor
6-May-1961   E.R.
Matt Damon
Actor
8-Oct-1970   Good Will Hunting
Angie Dickinson
Actor
30-Sep-1931   Police Woman
Siegfried Fischbacher
Magician
13-Jun-1939   Siegfried and Roy
Andy Garcia
Actor
12-Apr-1956   Ocean's 11, The Godfather: Part III
Eydie Gorme
Singer
16-Aug-1928 10-Aug-2013 Blame it on the Bossa Nova
Elliott Gould
Actor
29-Aug-1938   Trapper John in M*A*S*H film
Roy Horn
Magician
3-Oct-1944   Siegfried and Roy
Steve Lawrence
Singer
8-Jul-1935   The Steve Lawrence Show
Lennox Lewis
Boxing
2-Sep-1965   Retired heavyweight champ
Bernie Mac
Comic
5-Oct-1957 9-Aug-2008 The Bernie Mac Show
Wayne Newton
Singer
3-Apr-1942   Top Las Vegas act
Brad Pitt
Actor
18-Dec-1963   Ocean's Eleven
Carl Reiner
Actor
20-Mar-1922   Your Show of Shows
Julia Roberts
Actor
28-Oct-1967   Pretty Woman
Henry Silva
Actor
15-Sep-1928   The Manchurian Candidate
Jerry Weintraub
Film/TV Producer
29-Sep-1937   Hollywood producer

CAST

George Clooney   ...   Danny Ocean
Matt Damon   ...   Linus
Andy Garcia   ...   Terry Benedict
Brad Pitt   ...   Rusty Ryan
Casey Affleck   ...   Virgil Malloy
Scott Caan   ...   Turk Malloy
Eddie Jemison   ...   Livingston Dell
Bernie Mac   ...   Frank Catton
Shaobo Qin   ...   Yen
Carl Reiner   ...   Saul Bloom
Julia Roberts   ...   Tess Ocean
Cecelia Birt   ...   Board Member #1 (voice)
Paul L. Nolan   ...   Board Member #2 (voice)
Carol Florence   ...   Board Member #3 (voice)
Lori Galinski   ...   Blackjack Dealer
Mark Gantt   ...   Bartender
Timothy Paul Perez   ...   Security Guard ("Oscar")
Elliott Gould   ...   Reuben Tishkoff
Frank Patton   ...   Lockbox Carrier
Jorge R. Hernandez   ...   FBI Man #1
Tim Snay   ...   FBI Man #2
Miguel Perez   ...   Explosives Cop
Lennox Lewis   ...   Himself
Wladimir Klitschko   ...   Himself
Barry Brandt   ...   Technician #1
William Patrick Johnson   ...   Technician #2
Robert Peters   ...   Eye-in-the-Sky Technician #1
David Jensen   ...   Eye-in-the-Sky Technician #2
Kelly Adkins   ...   Dancer
Gregory Stenson   ...   Sentry
Joe LaDue   ...   Billy Tim Denham
John C. Fiore   ...   Hotel Security
Tommy Kordick   ...   Hotel Bellman
Michael DeLano   ...   Casino Manager ("Walsh")
Charles La Russa   ...   Italian High Roller
Anthony Allison   ...   French High Roller
Ronn Soeda   ...   Japanese High Roller
Robin Sachs   ...   Seller
J. P. Manoux   ...   Aide-de-Camp
Jerry Weintraub   ...   High Roller
Frankie Jay Allison   ...   High Roller Pit Boss
James Curatola   ...   Baccarat Dealer
Henry Silva   ...   Himself
Eydie Gorme   ...   Herself
Angie Dickinson   ...   Herself
Steve Lawrence   ...   Himself
Wayne Newton   ...   Himself
Siegfried Fischbacher   ...   Himself
Roy Horn   ...   Himself
Jim Lampley   ...   Himself
Larry Merchant   ...   Himself
Richard Reed   ...   Bucky Buchanan
David Sontag   ...   Plainclothes Goon #1
Larry Sontag   ...   Plainclothes Goon #2
William Allison   ...   Guard
Rusty Meyers   ...   Security Officer #1
Joe Coyle   ...   Security Officer #2
Scott L. Schwartz   ...   Bruiser
Richard Steele   ...   Himself
John Robotham   ...   Uzi-Carrying Guard #1
Vincent M. Ward   ...   Uzi-Carrying Guard #2
Scott Clark Beringer   ...   Head Goon
James Alfonso   ...   Police Officer

REVIEWS

Review by Michael Lesch (posted on 17-Jul-2009)

Slick and entertaining film that's packed with energetic players and wonderful direction courtesy of Steven Soderburgh. George Clooney and Brad Pitt lead a very likable and humorous crew on a what's perceived as an impossible heist from a Las Vegas casino have security which on a par with Fort Knox. The team assembled is certainly shady given their tarnished backgrounds (accomplished via impressive flashback clips and clever montage sequences which are informative as they are entertaining) and couldn't have less in common personality-wise yet collectively gel into a well-oiled machine which convince you their mission could actually be attainable. Even with the given skeletons present in their respective pasts you still find yourself rooting for these 'bad' guys. Andy Garcia is great as the stooge and ultimate fall guy who gets a deserved comeupance and the added tension of Clooney's team attempting to pull off the caper with unexpected hurdles makes the confusion and chaos a more than welcomed plot entanglement. Great shots of Vegas throughout -- especially the night sequences - and Julia Roberts is very graceful as the independent gal caught in between two demanding men.


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