Ocean's Eleven

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Warner Bros. Released 2001

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Director:
Steven Soderbergh
Released:
2001
Rating:
PG-13

Ocean's Eleven is a remake of the 1960 film of the same name about a heist pulled off by a group of cons. Danny Ocean, on his release from Easy Jersey State Prison, he heads to Los Angeles to meet up with old friend and former partner in crime Rusy Ryan, and presents his ides of robbing the Bellagio, The Mirage, and the MGM Grand casinos. They enlist the help of Reuben Tishkoff, whose familiarity with casino security and ability to finance the operation make him a desirable partner but also make him reluctant to get caught up in such a scheme. He acquiesces when he thinks of it as a way of getting back at rival Terry Benedict, owner of the casinos. They pick a date when the casino will have a lot of money to cover bets made on the night of a large boxing match, enlist the help of eight former colleagues, and begin an elaborate planning process that includes learning as much as possible about the security at the casinos and the habits of their staff members, and building a replica of the vault. In this phase they find out that Ocean's ex-wife Tess, who he isn't over, is Benedict's girlfriend, throwing instability into his otherwise sound plan. Ocean and his team work at carrying out their alaborate and dangerous heist undetected, while Ocean is also concerned about how the plan might affect Tess.

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Metacritic Score

  • 80

    The New York Times A.O. Scott

    Soderbergh rallies a seismic jolt of enthusiasm, and the movie is an elating blaze of flair and pride.

  • 80

    Los Angeles Times Kenneth Turan

    A champagne bubble of a movie, lively, effervescent and diverting. If it bursts earlier than we'd like -- and it does -- that takes nothing away from the considerable pleasure it p...

  • 80

    Variety Todd McCarthy

    An all-star remake of the all-star original, Ocean's Eleven is a lark for everybody concerned, including the audience. Breezy, nonchalant and without a thing on its mind except hav...

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    • Production Budget - $85,000,000
      Domestic Gross - $183,417,150 (8th)
      Worldwide Gross - $450,717,150 (5th)

      Domestic adjusted for 2013 - $264,431,792
      Worldwide adjusted for 2013 - $649,797,163

    • Filming locations:
      Library - State/Van Buren El Station, Chicago, Illinois
      Chicago, Illinois
      Palm Springs, California
      Atlantic City, New Jersey
      Bellagio Casino & Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada
      Deep Nightclub, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California
      East Jersey State Prison, Rahway, New Jersey
      Infinite Horizon Studios, Orlando, Florida
      Santa Monica, California
      St. Petersburg, Florida
      Warner Brothers Burbank Studios, Burbank, California
      The Strip, Las Vegas, Nevada
      Universal Studios, Universal City, California
      University of California, Irvine, California
      Victorville, California

    • Other production companies:
      Village Roadshow Pictures
      NPV Entertainment
      Jerry Weintraub Productions
      Section Eight
      WV Films II

    • Taglines:
      1. Place your bets.
      2. Are You In Or Out?
      3. They're Having So Much Fun It's Illegal.
      4. 3 Casinos. 11 Guys. 150 Million Bucks. Ready To Win Big?
      5. Hollywood's A list stars come together to pull off the most daring heist Las Vegas has ever known...11 men, 3 casinos, 150 million dollars, 1 chance to pull it off.

    • Music:
      Rodney Yates
      Written by David Holmes
      Performed by David Holmes
      Cha Cha Cha
      Written by James D'Angelo, Leo Johns, Jimmy Kelleher, Marc Lanjean,
      Henri Salvador and Marcel Stellman
      Performed by Jimmy Luxury and The Tommy Rome Orchestra
      The Projects (P Jays)
      Written by Dan Nakamura, Paul Huston, Tarin Jones and Trugoy The Dove
      Performed by Handsome Boy Modeling School featuring De La Soul and Del
      Papa Loves Mambo
      Written by Al Hoffman, Dick Manning and Bickley Reichner
      Performed by Perry Como
      Take My Breath Away
      Written by Giorgio Moroder and Tom Whitlock
      Performed by Berlin
      Spirit in the Sky
      Written and Performed by Norman Greenbaum
      Blues in the Night
      Written by Harold Arlen and Johnny Mercer
      Performed by Quincy Jones
      Caravan
      Written by Duke Ellington and Juan Tizol
      Performed by Arthur Lyman
      A Little Less Conversation
      Written by Billy Strange and Mac Davis
      Performed by Elvis Presley
      Gritty Shaker
      Written by David Holmes
      Performed by David Holmes
      Spanish Flea
      Written by Julius Wechter
      Performed by Powerpack Orchestra
      Clair de lune de la 'Suite Bergamasque' - Adante tres expressif
      Written by Claude Debussy
      Performed by Philippe Entremont
      Misty
      Composed by Erroll Garner
      Performed by Liberace
      Dream, Dream, Dream
      Written by Jimmy McHugh, Jean Pierre Mottier, Mitchell Parish and Jeannine Melle
      Performed by Percy Faith and His Orchestra
      Moon River
      Written by Henry Mancini and Johnny Mercer
      Performed by Liberace
      Theme From A Summer Place
      Written by Max Steiner
      Performed by Percy Faith and His Orchestra
      Theme For Young Lovers
      Written by Percy Faith
      Performed by Percy Faith and His Orchestra
      Clair de lune (from 'Suite Bergamasque')
      Written by Claude Debussy and arranged by Lucien Cailliet
      Performed by The Philadelphia Orchestra
      Conducted by Eugene Ormandy
      69 Police
      Written by David Holmes, Phil Mossman, Darren Morris, Italo Salizzato, Aldo Tagliapietra, Stanley Walden and Giovanni Smeraldi
      Performed by David Holmes
      Boobytrappin
      Written by David Holmes
      Performed by David Holmes
      The Plans
      Written by David Holmes
      Performed by David Holmes
      Ruben's In
      Written by David Holmes
      Performed by David Holmes
      Lyman Zerga
      Written by David Holmes
      Performed by David Holmes
      Stealing The Pinch
      Written by David Holmes
      Performed by David Holmes
      Planting The Seed
      Written by David Holmes
      Performed by David Holmes
      Tess
      Written by David Holmes
      Performed by David Holmes
      Hookers
      Written by David Holmes
      Performed by David Holmes
      $160 Million Chinese Man
      Written by David Holmes
      Performed by David Holmes
      Pickpockets
      Written by David Holmes
      Performed by David Holmes

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Themes

ensemble cast, buddies and gal pals, illegal activities, las vegas glamour, high stake situations