In all the Ocean Movies - Linus' (Matt Damon's) mom (in 12) and dad (in 13) get the gang out of sticky situations. They say they are part of the law enforcement agencies - but I have never been sure.
So who are they? Are they actors or actually FBI / law enforcement agents? And if they are law enforcement agents and know that their son is a thief, why are they helping him?
In Ocean's 12 - his mom actually congratulates him on a job well done.
Is there some backstory that I am missing?