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Ocean's Eleven [2001] (1 disc)

Director:Steven Soderbergh
Writer:Ted Griffin
Composer:David Holmes
Length:116 minutes
(1 hour 56 minutes)
MPAA Rating:PG-13
Sorting Category:Heist
Sorting Tub:Hotel
IMDB Rating:7.6/10
Rotten Tomatoes Rating:80%
Amazon Rating:4.0/5 stars
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Synopsis: Danny Ocean is released from jail and immediately begins putting together a team to rob three Vegas casinos in a single night.

Reaction: This movie shows just how fun a good heist movie can be.

Personal Rating: 8/10

Steven Soderbergh => Director
Ted Griffin => Writer
David Holmes => Composer
Andy Garcia => Terry Benedict
Bernie Mac => Frank Catton
Brad Pitt => Rusty Ryan
Carl Reiner => Saul Bloom
Casey Affleck => Virgil Malloy
Don Cheadle => Basher Tarr
Eddie Jemison => Livingston Dell
Elliott Gould => Reuben Tishkoff
George Clooney => Danny Ocean
Holly Marie Combs => Herself
J.P. Manoux => Aide-de-Camp
Joshua Jackson => Himself
Julia Roberts => Tess Ocean
Matt Damon => Linus Caldwell
Robin Sachs => Seller
Scott Caan => Turk Malloy
Scott L. Schwartz => Bulldog, the Bruiser
Shaobo Qin => Yen
Topher Grace => Himself
Wayne Newton => Boxing Spectator

Random Trivia For This Title:

  • Brad Pitt wears a fire tattoo on his left arm. George Clooney sported the same tattoo in From Dusk Till Dawn.
  • Matt Damon punches "1138" on a elevator keypad as a homage to George Lucas's first movie THX 1138.
  • The scene of everyone standing around watching the Bellagio fountain and leaving was improvised. The actors were told to line up and depart in whatever order felt natural.
  • Alan Arkin was originally cast as Saul Bloom but dropped out due to personal reasons.
  • With the exception of the title character "Danny Ocean", none of the principal characters have the same names as their counterparts in the 1960 version of the film.
  • The cast did gamble during off hours. While there's disagreement between who won the most (George Clooney says Matt Damon, Damon says Brad Pitt), Clooney managed to lose 25 hands of blackjack in a row.
  • Sammy Davis Jr. appeared in the original version of this film. Don Cheadle, who appears in this version, played Davis in The Rat Pack.
  • Matt Damon's part as the pick pocket was meant for Mark Wahlberg.
  • Don Cheadle receives no credit.
  • Ewan McGregor was considered for the role of Basher.