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Source The Boesky: Saul playing Lymon Zherga, the whale who asks Benedict to put his jewels, which are actually TNT, in the vault. if you've seen Wall Street (with Michael Douglas), you'll know about Gordon Gekko, who was loosely based on Ivan Boesky, a wall street trader who was involved in securities fraud. That's where they got the idea of ...


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"The DVD commentary admits that there was no way in which all the flyers that were carried out of the casino and driven to the airport could have been in the vault." From here.


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There are a few reasons why they would want to show Terry a video of being robbed, instead of showing him the live feed (or essentially feeding him a video of an empty vault): 1) They had to have a way of getting out of the vault in a plausible way. The fact that they managed to get in is one thing - but they also needed to walk out with a LOT of money. ...


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First of all, I'd like to point out that the Ocean's movies are repeatedly confronting you with various references to persons and events which are only mentioned in passing and whose backstory is only hinted at slightly, but whose meaning and backstory is completely clear to everybody else except you as the audience. This is IMHO part of the movies' classy ...


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Because only two of them actually broke into the vault, but to really threaten Terry, they need him to believe that they all broke into the vault and can do a lot of damage. And of course they need to fake a footage of SWAT attack later...


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We are actually provided a quick backstory in Ocean's Eleven when Linus is caught by Danny after picking someone's pocket. Hello, Linus. Whose is this? Who are you? A friend of Bobby Caldwell's. You're either in or out. Right now. What is it? It's a plane ticket. A job offer. You're pretty trusting. Bobby has faith in ...



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