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The Bank Job

The Bank Job

Category: 40
All Genres: Crime, Thriller
Release Year: 2008
Country: UK
Runtime: 111
Rating: (0)
Languages: English
Director: Roger Donaldson
Sound: Dolby Digital, DTS

  • The true story of a heist gone wrong… in all the right ways.

  • Writing by: Dick Clement – (written by) &
    Ian La Frenais – (written by) (as Ian Lafrenais)

    Produced by: David Alper – executive producer
    Mairi Bett – co-producer
    Steve Chasman – producer
    Luigi Desole – line producer: Sardinia
    Scott Fischer – co-producer
    Scott Fischer – executive producer
    Pete Ford – line producer
    Alex Gartner – executive producer
    Alan Glazer – executive producer
    Gary Hamilton – executive producer
    Ryan Kavanaugh – executive producer
    Christopher Mapp – executive producer
    George McIndoe – executive producer
    Charles Roven – producer
    Aaron Shuster – associate producer
    Matthew Street – executive producer
    David Whealy – executive producer

    Cast: Jason Statham – Terry Leather
    Saffron Burrows – Martine Love
    Stephen Campbell Moore – Kevin Swain
    Daniel Mays – Dave Shilling
    James Faulkner – Guy Arthur Singer
    Alki David – Bambas
    Michael Jibson – Eddie Burton
    Georgia Taylor – Ingrid Burton
    Richard Lintern – Tim Everett
    Peter Bowles – Miles Urquhart
    Alistair Petrie – Philip Lisle

    Music: J. Peter Robinson
    Official Website: Visit Website

    Plot Outline: 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. But Terry and his crew don't realize the boxes also contain a treasure trove of dirty secrets – secrets that will thrust them into a deadly web of corruption and illicit scandal.
    Plot: 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 M-5, or is it M-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?

    Movie Quotes: Dave Shilling: Be lucky!

    Crazy Credits: We know about 1 Crazy Credits. One of them reads:
    In Memory of Enrico Sabatini

    Goofs: We know about 16 goofs. Here comes one of them:
    Anachronisms: Although the film is set in 1971, signs on various shop doors seen in the film advertise that credit cards “Visa” and “Mastercard” are accepted. The name “Visa” was not used for the charge card before 1977 (replacing Barclaycard in the UK); “Mastercard” was “Master Charge” until 1979.

    Trivia: There are 3 entries in the trivia list – like these:

    • Aldwych station was chosen to film the underground scenes because the true Tottenham Court Road station had been modified extensively in the early 1980s. Only Edgware Road still has any resemblance to its original look.
    • Roger Donaldson said one of the most difficult days of filming was when he filmed the brothel scene. The scene called for the women to be walking around wearing only garters. However, Donaldson said that when he went to film the scene he discovered that most of the women shaved their genitals, which would have been anachronistic for 1971. So the actresses had to wear pubic wigs called “merkins.” This caused a problem because the merkins were hard to secure in place and kept slipping, causing Donaldson much aggravation.
    • SPOILER: In its edition of February 16, 2008 The Daily Mail newspaper reported “The four men caught, charged and convicted of the raid went to jail without ever having their names mentioned in the press, and to this day their identities and the circumstances of their capture remain secret. Even the lengths of their sentences are still shrouded in mystery.”

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