The Bank Job

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Overview

Jason Statham and Saffron Burrows star in director Roger Donaldson's cinematic account of the true-life 1971 London bank robbery that baffled the authorities and fascinated the public. Terry Leather Statham was a small-time car dealer who was trying to leave his shady past behind and start a family. Though he'd never been involved in any major crimes, he wasn't exactly on the straight and narrow his whole life either. Martine Love Burrows is a beautiful model from Terry's old neighborhood who knows that her ...
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Overview

Jason Statham and Saffron Burrows star in director Roger Donaldson's cinematic account of the true-life 1971 London bank robbery that baffled the authorities and fascinated the public. Terry Leather Statham was a small-time car dealer who was trying to leave his shady past behind and start a family. Though he'd never been involved in any major crimes, he wasn't exactly on the straight and narrow his whole life either. Martine Love Burrows is a beautiful model from Terry's old neighborhood who knows that her former neighbor is no angel. When Martine proposes a foolproof plan to rob a Baker Street bank, Terry recognizes the danger but realizes this may be the opportunity of a lifetime. As the operation gets underway, the resourceful band of thieves burrows its way into a safe-deposit vault at the Lloyds Bank in Marylebone, quickly hitting a literal treasure trove of cash and priceless gems. But while the crew did know that the safe-deposit boxes contained millions in riches, they didn't realize that they also contained secrets that implicated everyone from London's most notorious underworld gangsters to powerful government figures, and even the Royal Family. Though the crime would make headlines all across Britain for several days after the fact, a government gag order eventually brought all reporting on the case to an immediate halt. Could it be that the most notorious bank robbers in recent memory were actually the most innocent people involved in this scandalous crime?
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Special Features

Closed Caption; Audio commentary with director Roger Donaldson, actress Saffron Burrows and composer J. Peter Robinson; "Inside The Bank Job" featurette; "The Baker Street Bank Raid: featurette; Deleted and extended scenes with optional audio commentary; Theatrical trailer
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/15/2008
  • UPC: 031398236092
  • Original Release: 2008
  • Rating:

  • Source: Lions Gate
  • Region Code: 1
  • Presentation: 2-Disc Special Edition / Wide Screen / Digital Copy
  • Sound: Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound
  • Language: English, English
  • Time: 1:50:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 67,774

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Jason Statham Terry Leather
Saffron Burrows Martine, Martine Love
Stephen Campbell Moore Kevin
Daniel Mays Dave Shilling
James Faulkner Guy Singer
Alki David Bambas
Michael Jibson Eddie
Richard Lintern Tim Everett
Don Gallagher Gerlad Pyke
David Suchet Lew Vogel
Peter De Jersey Michael X
Hattie Morahan Gale Benson
Peter Bowles
Craig Fairbrass
Keeley Hawes
Gerard Horan
Sharon Maughan
Alistair Petrie
Colin Salmon
Georgia Taylor
Technical Credits
Roger Donaldson Director
David Alper Executive Producer
Mairi Bett Co-producer
Gavin Bocquet Production Designer
Steven Chasman Producer
Dick Clement Screenwriter
Michael Coulter Cinematographer
Odile Dicks-Mireaux Costumes/Costume Designer
Alex Gartner Executive Producer
John Gilbert Editor
Alan Glazer Executive Producer
Gary Hamilton Executive Producer
Phil Harvey Art Director
Simon Hayes Sound/Sound Designer
Ryan Kavanaugh Executive Producer
Ian La Frenais Screenwriter
Christopher Mapp Executive Producer
George McIndoe Executive Producer
Josh Robertson Asst. Director
J. Peter Robinson Score Composer
Charles Roven Producer
Mark Scruton Art Director
Matthew Street Executive Producer
Lucinda Syson Casting
David Whealy Executive Producer
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- The Bank Job
1. A Proposition For You [7:20]
2. Big Score [3:55]
3. Not Bank Robbers [2:30]
4. What's the Verdict? [5:12]
5. Safety Deposit [2:26]
6. Digging Deep [3:20]
7. Professional Criminals [4:09]
8. Moving In [7:35]
9. Night Watch [3:55]
10. Hidden Chamber [5:28]
11. The Vault [4:18]
12. Making Some Money [3:54]
13. Unexpected Visitors [2:52]
14. Closed Communication [2:48]
15. Lost Control [2:37]
16. 118 [3:21]
17. Bank Raid [4:03]
18. Missing Contents [4:53]
19. Unconvincing Act [:54]
20. One Chance [6:57]
21. Station Drop [8:08]
22. Keep Walking [7:38]
23. Gone Now [3:28]
24. Bon Voyage [3:55]
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Disc #1 -- The Bank Job
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   Set-Up
      Audio: English 5.1 Dobly Digital EX
      Audio: English 2.0 Dolby Digital
      Subtitles: English
      Subtitles: Spanish
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   Special Features
      Audio Commentary With Director Roger Donaldson, Actress Saffron Burrows and Composer J. Peter Robinson: On
      Audio Commentary With Director Roger Donaldson, Actress Saffron Burrows and Composer J. Peter Robinson: Off
      Inside the Bank Job
      The Baker Street Bank Raid
      Deleted/Extended Scenes
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         Play All With Commentary By DIrector Roger Donaldson, Actress Saffron Burrows and Composer J. Peter Robinson
      Theatrical Trailer
      Also From Lionsgate
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Customer Reviews

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    I was kind of connected to this!

    In 1970 I worked in a record shop in St Johns Wood with and for the owner of Le Sac. I think it was actually called The Sac Shop and he offered to give me a lease on the basement to sell records. As he wouldn't let me have a display in the side window I said no. Had I said yes he might not have closed the shop and the raid may never have happened. Weird thought! My mother used to play cards at a private casino club near Marylebone Station called The Regency Club, casinos were not legal at the time. The lady owner of the club had over &#163 100,000 in her safe deposit box at that bank. She lost that and never reported it to the authorities as it was undeclared. My father always said that had she declared it, paid taxes and invested it, she would have had the same amount in the end but legally! How many times have I told the story? I saw the film by chance yesterday on an Air France flight to the Caribbean. Imagine my surprise. Good film, and probably not far from the truth. I always wondered why it disappeared from the news. Now I know.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A Bank Job Goes Wrong for All the Right Reasons!

    THE BANK JOB is first class entertainment - a well-written script (Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais) with many twists and turns, face paced direction (Roger Donaldson), and a reliable cast of actors who know this genre well. AND it is all based on a true event from 1970 when a bank heist in London resulted in a number of falls of the heads of government who were locking away their 'dirty underwear' in the safety deposit boxes of a quiet bank on Baker Street. A great, unique movie this is not, but it is one that provides close to two hours of complex but highly suspenseful antics that keep the viewer glued to the screen. Terry Leather (Jason Statham) isn't making it as a car salesman and has debts to pay to the crime world. He meets an old sweetheart Martine Love (Saffron Burrows) who proposes that Terry and his friends rob a bank that is due for security repairs and a fairly surefire safe means to instant wealth. Martine just happens to be working with a fellow who wants some rasty photographs of Princess Margaret in questionable sexual liaisons and has Martine setup the 'easy heist'. Terry and friends agree to the too- good-to-be-true venture and begin to burrow into the bank vault under cover of night and clever means. Once the 'keystone cops' of London arrive on the scene the comedy portion begins, but when Terry, Martine and friends successfully achieve their goal, all manner of complications occur and the ways in which police and governmental corruption color the picture makes for a solid ending. As a fine addendum, the true facts of this actual heist and resulting events are flashed on the screen before the closing credits. The cast (including such fine actors as Stephen Campbell Moore, Daniel Mays, Alki David, James Faulkner et al) seems to have a great time with the caper and there is just the right balance between suspense and comedy to make the movie work. And oh the secrets about naughty England we discover! Grady Harp

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