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The Bank Job-DVD Review 03/23/2012

Posted by Films to consider in Based on true events, British, Edgar Allen Poe Awards, Movies, Suspense, Thriller.
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The Bank Job (British) 2008
Based on true events

Directed by Roger Donaldson
Written by Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais
Starring Jason Statham and Saffron Burrows

NOMINATED, Best Motion Picture Screenplay (Clement and La Frenais), Edgar Allen Poe Awards

Happily married and settled with a family, Terry (Statham) becomes intrigued by former girlfriend Martine’s (Burrows) idea about tunneling into a bank’s temporarily unalarmed vault. The vault, she assures him, is filled with safe deposit boxes containing millions in cash and jewelry. Terry assembles a team of petty thieves to pull it off. The entire plan seems highly unlikely, but timing, as they say, is everything.

There’s a good twist to the story: Martine has other motivations. The actual bank heist took place in 1971, and the cash and jewels were never recovered.

112 min. Rated R.

For more info:
The Bank Job

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1. scpello - 03/24/2012

Question. The cash and jewels were never recovered, but was the actual reason for the heist, recovered?

Films to consider - 03/24/2012

At the risk of spoiling too much of the writers’ handling of still unanswered questions surrounding the heist, check out this 2007 article in The Observer:
Untold story of Baker Street bank robbery

My advice is to watch the movie first!


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