Ocean's Eleven

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A rag-tag group of con artists and ex-cons team up for the heist to end all heists in this high-profile remake of the 1960 Rat Pack favorite. As with its predecessor, Ocean's Eleven opens with its titular hero Danny Ocean (George Clooney stepping into the Frank Sinatra role) eager for a new challenge. The similarities to the original end there, as Ocean conspires with his old pal Rusty Ryan (Brad Pitt) to rob 150 million dollars from an underground vault that serves three of Las Vegas' biggest casinos. Between ...
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A rag-tag group of con artists and ex-cons team up for the heist to end all heists in this high-profile remake of the 1960 Rat Pack favorite. As with its predecessor, Ocean's Eleven opens with its titular hero Danny Ocean (George Clooney stepping into the Frank Sinatra role) eager for a new challenge. The similarities to the original end there, as Ocean conspires with his old pal Rusty Ryan (Brad Pitt) to rob 150 million dollars from an underground vault that serves three of Las Vegas' biggest casinos. Between the two of them, they recruit nine other men, each with his own criminal specialty, to assist in the mission: moneyman Reuben Tishkoff (Elliot Gould), card dealer Frank (Bernie Mac), pickpocket Linus (Matt Damon), aging con artist Saul (Carl Reiner), British explosives pro Basher (Don Cheadle), techie Dell (Eddie Jemison), rude-boy brothers Virgil (Casey Affleck) and Turk (Scott Caan), and professional acrobat Yen (Shaobo Qin). What Ocean doesn't tell the group is that there's another reason he's coordinating the heist: the three casinos they're robbing are all owned by ruthless gambling mogul Terry Benedict (Andy Garcia), who just happens to be married to Ocean's former love Tess (Julia Roberts). Ocean's Eleven was updated by scribe Ted Griffin and marked the third feature shot by director Steven Soderbergh under the alias Peter Andrews.
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Special Features

2 commentaries: #1 - Matt Damon, Andy Garcia and Brad Pitt; #2 - Director Steven Soderbergh and Screen writer Ted Griffin; Documentaries HBO First Look: The Making of Ocean's Eleven and The Look of the Con cast film highlights; Theatrical trailers; DVD-Rom PC enchanced features: Access the in or out? Challenge and more; Languages: English & Français (Dubbed in Quebec); Subtitles: English, Français & Español (Feature film only)
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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Ed Hulse
A remake of the breezy 1960 caper film that featured Frank Sinatra and his Rat Pack buddies, this Ocean’s Eleven offers equal star power, lavishes more directorial attention on the Big Heist, and is even more entertaining than the original. George Clooney is perfectly cast as the titular trickster, Danny Ocean, a paroled con man determined to rob the wealthy casino owner Andy Garcia who’s taken up with his ex-wife, Tess Julia Roberts. To pull off the complicated robbery, he recruits some individuals with highly specific talents, among them Brad Pitt, Matt Damon, Don Cheadle, Carl Reiner, and Elliott Gould. Their painstaking preparations consume a big chunk of the film’s running time, and director Steven Soderbergh Erin Brockovich devotes even more footage to the heist and its aftermath. But he realizes that Ocean’s Eleven, like its predecessor, isn’t just about a smash-and-grab job -- it’s about being cool, and to that end the director is extremely punctilious about the movie’s stylized settings, costumes, and music. The script sparkles with wry throwaway lines, and the actors convey a sense of fun that’s definitely infectious. Nobody will ever confuse this spirited romp for high art, but for a great way to pass a couple of hours we can’t think of anything better. Soderbergh provides a full-length commentary for the DVD, and Pitt, Damon, and Garcia throw in their two cents as well. Additionally, the DVD sports an HBO First Look featurette, a brief behind-the-scenes documentary called The Look of the Con, interviews with other members of the cast and production team, three different theatrical trailers, and DVD-ROM content.
All Movie Guide - Michael Hastings
Cool, calm, collected, and low-key -- almost to a fault -- director Steven Soderbergh's starry remake of 1960's plodding Rat Pack vehicle may be little more than a muscle-stretching exercise for the newly minted Oscar-winner, but at least it's an audience-pleasing one. Ocean's Eleven is a hodgepodge of some of the director's pet influences: the deft multi-character juggling of Robert Altman, the just-the-facts policier technique of Jules Dassin or Francois Truffaut, and even some of the high-gloss pyrotechnics of David Fincher or John McTiernan. In many ways, it's Soderbergh's least distinctive film: the casual explosions, rag-tag rapport, and only-in-the-movies plot conveniences are just a notch away from the territory of the director's one-time nemesis Jerry Bruckheimer. Where he makes the material his own is in the casting -- this motley crew is more geek than chic, and they all play off each other incredibly well -- and in the zippy dissection of the complex heist. So while Ocean's Eleven isn't as funny or as involving as it could be -- in other words, it's not Out of Sight Part II -- watching Soderbergh spin his wheels is still more enjoyable than just about anything out there.
Entertainment Weekly - Owen Gleiberman
Made with so much wit and brains and dazzle and virtuosity that the sheer speed and cleverness of the caper hits you like a shot of pure oxygen.
New York Times
For those not so taken by the star power, this new Ocean's Eleven is the equivalent of a domineering team you can't stand that enters the Super Bowl. Even if you don't like the players, the odds are so good that it's tough to bet against them. Elvis Mitchell
Boston Globe
Top-of-the-line studio eye candy. Jay Carr

Made with so much wit and brains and dazzle and virtuosity that the sheer speed and cleverness of the caper hits you like a shot of pure oxygen.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/15/2007
  • UPC: 085391163190
  • Original Release: 2001
  • Rating:

  • Source: Warner Home Video
  • Region Code: 1
  • Aspect Ratio: Pre-1954 Standard (1.33.1)
  • Presentation: Full Screen
  • Sound: Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround
  • Language: English, Français
  • Time: 1:57:00
  • Format: DVD

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
George Clooney Danny Ocean
Brad Pitt Rusty Ryan
Matt Damon Linus Caldwell
Don Cheadle Basher Tarr
Andy Garcia Terry Benedict
Julia Roberts Tess Ocean
Casey Affleck Virgil Malloy
Scott Caan Turk Malloy
Carl Reiner Saul Bloom
Elliott Gould Reuben Tishkoff
Edward Jemison Livingston Dell
Bernie Mac Frank Catton
Shaobo Qin Yen
Kelly Adkins Dancer
James Alfonso Police Officer
Tony Allison French High Roller
Frankie Jay Allison High Roller Pit Boss ("Eddie")
William Allison Guard
Scott Clark Beringer Head Goon
Cecelia Birt Board Member #1
Barry Brandt Technician #1
Holly Marie Combs Holly
Joe Coyle Security Officer #2
James Curatola Baccarat Dealer
Michael de Lano Casino Manager ("Walsh")
Angie Dickinson Herself
John Fiore Hotel Security
Siegfried Fischbacher Himself
Carol Florence Board Member #3
Lori Galinski Blackjack Dealer
Mark Gantt Bartender
Eydie Gorme Herself
Jorge R. Hernandez FBI Man #1
Roy Horn Himself
Joshua Jackson Josh
David Jensen Eye-in-the-Sky Technician #2
William L. Johnson Technician #2
Wladimir Klitschko Himself
Tommy Kordick Hotel Bellman
Joe La Due Billy Tim Denham
Charles La Russa Italian High Roller
Jim Lampley Himself
Steve Lawrence Himself
Lennox Lewis Himself
J.P. Manoux Aide-de-Camp
Larry Merchant Himself
Rusty Meyers Security Officer #1
Wayne Newton Himself
Paul L. Nolan Board Member #2
Frank Patton Lockbox Carrier
Miguel Perez Explosives Cop
Timothy Paul Perez Security Guard ("Oscar")
Robert Peters Eye-in-the-Sky Technician #1
Rick Reed Bucky Buchanan
John Robotham Uzi-Carrying Guard #1
Robin Sachs Seller
Scott L. Schwartz Bruiser
Henry Silva Himself
Tim Snay FBI Man #2
Ronn Soeda Japanese High Roller
Larry Sontag Plainclothes Goon #2
David Sontag Plainclothes Goon #1
Richard Steele Himself
Gregory Stenson Sentry
Vincent Ward Uzi-Carrying Guard #2
Barry Watson Barry
Jerry Weintraub High Roller
Technical Credits
Steven Soderbergh Director
Peter Andrews Cinematographer
Bruce Berman Executive Producer
Jean A. Black Makeup
Nigel Boyd Costumes/Costume Designer
Corey C. Bronson Costumes/Costume Designer
Dawn Brown-Manser Set Decoration/Design
Richard L. Bucher Stunts
Michael Cassidy Stunts
Michael Chock Sound Editor
Cinesite Animator, Special Effects
Keith P. Cunningham Art Director
Fionagh Cush Makeup
Richard Dean Makeup
Nancy Deren Set Decoration/Design
Jayson Dumenigo Stunts
Susan Ekins Executive Producer
Corey Michael Eubanks Stunts
Aaron Glascock Sound Editor
Betsy Glick Costumes/Costume Designer
Ted Griffin Screenwriter
Steve Hai Translator
John Hardy Executive Producer
David Holmes Score Composer
Greg Jacobs Asst. Director
Jeffrey Kurland Costumes/Costume Designer
Steve Lambert Stunts
Cheryl Lawson Stunts
Paul Ledford Sound/Sound Designer
George R. Lee Set Decoration/Design
R.J. Louis Co-producer
Anthony T. Lukins Costumes/Costume Designer
Duane Manwiller Camera Operator
Elisa Marsh Makeup
Brad Martin Stunts
Philip Messina Production Designer
Kristen Toscano Messina Set Decoration/Design
Charles Miller Production Manager
Stephen Mirrione Editor
John Moio Stunts
Shoshana Rubin Costumes/Costume Designer
Jon Sakata Stunts
Thomas J. Smith Special Effects Supervisor
Barbara Ann Spencer Set Decoration/Design
Eric P. Sundahl Set Decoration/Design
Justin Sundquist Stunts
Jerry Weintraub Producer
Julie Yang Costumes/Costume Designer
Debra Zane Casting
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Ocean's Eleven
1. "What Would You Do if Released?" [2:06]
2. Main Titles; Seeing Ramon [3:02]
3. Poker School [6:06]
4. "What's the Target?" [3:10]
5. Lunch With Reuben [3:59]
6. The Malloy Twins; Livingston [2:00]
7. Basher; Yen [2:42]
8. Saul [2:46]
9. Linus [2:19]
10. Danny Lays Out the Plan [5:17]
11. Casino Reconnaissance [6:04]
12. Frank Buys the Vans [2:55]
13. "Tell Me About Benedict" [1:55]
14. Tess [4:14]
15. Tess and Danny Catch Up [5:15]
16. Xanadu Implosion [2:35]
17. They Need a Pinch [1:42]
18. Stealing the Pinch [3:33]
19. Danny's Out [2:09]
20. Rusty Advises Linus [1:24]
21. Fight Night [3:04]
22. The Man From the NGC [4:48]
23. Whitejack [3:03]
24. On the Inside [3:06]
25. Somebody Call a Doctor [3:04]
26. "We're Set;" Lights Out [2:36]
27. In the Vault [4:22]
28. Calling Benedict [3:48]
29. Rusty States the Terms [2:05]
30. SWAT Team Arrives [3:48]
31. Benedict Figures It Out [2:15]
32. Benedict Grills Danny [2:37]
33. Someone's Always Watching [5:02]
34. Liar and Thief [2:21]
35. End Titles [5:00]
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Disc #1 -- Ocean's Eleven
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   Scene Selections
   Special Features
      Cast & Crew
         George Clooney - Danny Ocean
         Matt Damon - Linus Caldwell
         Andy Garcia - Terry Benedict
         Brad Pitt - Rusty Ryan
         Julia Roberts - Tess Ocean
         Produced by - Jerry Weintraub
         Directed by - Steven Soderbergh
      Commentary by Director Steven Soderbergh & Screenwriter Ted Griffin
      Commentary by Matt Damon, And Garcia & Brad Pitt
      Behind the Scenes
      English 5.1 Dolby Digital
      English 2.0 Dolby Digital
      Français 5.1 Dolby Digital (Dubbed In Quebec)
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