The Bank Job

The Bank Job

Roger Donaldson (2008)

107min
15 Certificate
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Director Roger Donaldson (The World's Fastest Indian, Dante's Peak) goes for something different from his previous output here, with this good, old-fashioned British heist movie set in the early 1970s. Jason Statham plays the leader of a ragtag bunch of crooks who's persuaded by a former flame (Saffron Burrows) to break into the safety-deposit boxes of a Baker Street bank. But murky forces are afoot. Unbeknown to Statham and company, one of the boxes contains a right royal secret and the shadier elements of Britain's security forces will stop at nothing to ensure that it stays secret. Despite claims that it is founded in fact, The Bank Job is fancifully plotted and quite preposterous, but with a fast-moving script from Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais, it still manages to be entertaining, engaging and the sort of Swinging Sixties-style caper film that they don't really make any more.

Summary

A London car dealer is persuaded by an old flame to rob a bank. The heist goes off without a hitch, leaving the crooks in possession of cash and jewels worth millions - as well as a safety deposit box containing top-secret information the government and security services are determined to keep buried. Fact-based crime thriller, starring Jason Statham and Saffron Burrows.

Cast & Crew

Terry Leather Jason Statham
Martine Love Saffron Burrows
Kevin Swain Stephen Campbell Moore
Dave Shilling Daniel Mays
Guy Singer James Faulkner
Bambas Alki David
Eddie Burton Michael Jibson
Lew Vogel David Suchet
Wendy Leather Keeley Hawes
Nick Barton Craig Fairbrass
Hakim Jamal Colin Salmon
Miles Urquhart Peter Bowles
Michael X Peter De Jersey
Ingrid Burton Georgia Taylor
Tim Everett Richard Lintern
Gale Benson Hattie Morahan
Lord Drysdale Rupert Frazer
Detective Sergeant Roy Given Gerard Horan
Sonia Bern Sharon Maughan
Director Roger Donaldson
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Other Information

Language: English Colour Theatrical distributor: Lionsgate UK Guidance: Violence, swearing, sex scenes and nudity. Available on: Available on DVD and BluRay Released on: 29 Feb 2008

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