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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. 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.

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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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$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£951,013 (UK) (29 February 2008)

Gross:

$30,028,592 (USA) (30 May 2008)
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Based on the true story about princess margaret sexual affairs with jamaican men in the 1970s. Of her pictures being caught and saved in a highly secured unknown bank. See more »

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When they reach an open space under the bank, we see a stone which bears the inscription "AGNVS DEI MISERERE NOBIS MDCLXV" and Guy Singer (played by James Faulkner) erroneously quotes it as saying "LAMB OF GOD, FORGIVE OUR SINS." It actually translates "LAMB OF GOD, HAVE MERCY ON US 1665." 1665 is a reference to the time of the Great Plague of London, the last major epidemic of bubonic plague in England, which lasted from 1665 to 1666. See more »

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Eddie Burton: [while drilling a mileage meter back] Another Terry Leather low mileage gem.
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Disclaimer: "The names of many people identified in this film have been changed to protect the guilty." See more »

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References Pinky and Perky (1957) See more »

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In the Midnight Hour
Written by Wilson Pickett & Steve Cropper
Performed by Wilson Pickett
(c) 1965 Cotillion Music Inc. and Irving Music Inc.
By kind permission of Warner/Chappell Music Australia Pty Ltd/East Memphis Music Corp/Universal Music Publishing Pty Ltd Licensed Courtesy of Mana Music Australia Pty Limited
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Excellent
26 February 2008 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I'm old enough to remember this robbery well, and the film does a great credit to a very true story, Jason Statham is Terry a very small time hood with a car lot (like Arthur Daly) who get lured into this bank Job by one time girl friend Martine (Safron Burrows-who l saw in Enigma) she is very beautiful, along with some mates they do the robbery, masterminded by Peter Bowels, a long way from his smooth Richard De Vere days in To The Manor Born, mind you he's still smoothie in this film, also along for the ride is David Suchet as a London Porn King, and Georgia Taylor one of the Battersby girls from Coronation Street. The film moves at a hell of a pace, and slowly builds to a great climax, l don't want to give away any of the plot all l can say is go and see this film, l admit l went to a pre-release night, but l might even go and see it again it's that good, l give it 9 out of 10


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