Ocean's Eleven (2001 film)

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Ocean's Eleven is a 2001 film, a remake of the 1960 film of the same name which follows a group of cons in their attempt to rob a Las Vegas Casino. The leader of the group, Daniel Ocean, gets together the best of the worst to take a load of money...and something even more precious...from Vegas hot-shot casino owner Terry Benedict. Ocean's Twelve & Ocean's Thirteen are sequels to this movie.

Directed by Steven Soderbergh. Written by George Clayton Johnson and Jack Golden Russell (1960 story), Harry Brown and Charles Lederer (1960 screenplay), Ted Griffin(screenplay)
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Danny Ocean[edit]

  • [At a bar, talking to Rusty] ...And Saul makes ten. Ten oughta do it, don't you think? [Rusty says nothing] You think we need one more? [Rusty still says nothing] You think we need one more. [Yet again, Rusty says nothing] All right, we'll get one more.

Linus Caldwell[edit]

  • [Exposing Frank's criminal past to Benedict while pretending to be from the Nevada Gaming Commission] Apparently, he's got a record longer than my... well, it's long.

Reuben Tishkoff[edit]

  • You guys are pros. The best. I'm sure you can make it out of the casino. Of course, lest we forget, once you're out the front door, you're still in the middle of the fucking desert!


Rusty: You'd need at least a dozen guys doing a combination of cons.
Danny: Like what, do you think?
Rusty: Off the top of my head, I'd say you're looking at a Boesky, a Jim Brown, a Miss Daisy, two Jethros and a Leon Spinks, not to mention the biggest Ella Fitzgerald, ever. Where are we going to get the funding for this?
Danny: We hit these three casinos, we get our bankroll. Benedict's got a long list of enemies.
Rusty: Enemies with a lot of loose cash and nothing to lose? [pauses, then nods] Reuben.
Danny: Reuben.

Rusty: Why do this?
Danny: Why not do it? [Rusty shakes his head] 'Cause yesterday I walked out of the joint after losing four years of my life and you're cold-decking "Teen Beat" cover boys. [pause] 'Cause the house always wins. Play long enough, you never change the stakes. The house takes you. Unless, when that perfect hand comes along, you bet big, then you take the house.
[another pause]
Rusty: Been practising this speech, haven't you?
Danny: Little bit. Did I rush it? Felt like I rushed it.
Rusty: No, it was good, I liked it. The "Teen Beat" thing was harsh though...I wonder what Reuben will say.
[cuts to Reuben's house]
Reuben: You're out of you're goddamn minds!

Rusty: [giving last-minute tips to Linus] You look down, they know you're lying; and up, they know you don't know the truth. Don't use seven words when four will do. Don't shift your weight. Look always at your mark, but don't stare. Be specific, but not memorable. Be funny, but don't make him laugh. He's got to like you, then forget you the moment you've left his side. And for God's sake, whatever you do, don't, under any circumstances—
Livingston: [calling from off screen] Rus?
Rusty: Yeah?
Livingston: Come look at this.
Rusty: Sure. [walks away]

Reuben: What have you guys got against Terry Benedict?
Rusty: What do you have against him, that's the question.
Reuben: He torpedoed my casino, muscled me out. Now he's gonna blow it up next month to make way for some gaudy monstrosity! Don't think I don't see what you're doing.
Rusty: What are we doing, Reuben?
Reuben: If you're gonna steal from Terry Benedict, you'd better goddamn KNOW. This sorta thing used to be civilized, you'd hit a guy, he'd whack you, done. But with Benedict... at the end of this, he'd BETTER not know you're involved, not know your names or think you're dead because he'll kill ya, and then he'll go to work on ya.
Danny: That's why we're going to be very careful. Very precise.
Rusty: Yeah, well-funded.
Reuben: Yeah. Ya gotta be NUTS, too. And you're gonna need a crew as NUTS as you are! [pause] So who've you got in mind?

Danny: [holds up a black wallet] Hello Linus. Whose is this?
Linus: Who are you?
Danny: A friend of Bobby Caldwell's. [produces a plane ticket] You're either in or you're out. Right now.
Linus: What is it?
Danny: It's a plane ticket. A job offer.
Linus: You're pretty trusting pretty fast.
Danny: Well Bobby has a lot of faith in you.
Linus: Fathers are like that. [pauses, Danny is genuinely surprised] Didn't he tell you? He didn't want me trading on his name.
Danny: Do this job and he'll be trading on yours.

Danny: Gentlemen: the 14000 block of Las Vegas Boulevard. Otherwise known as the Bellagio, the Mirage, the M.G.M. Grand. Together, they're the three most profitable casinos in Las Vegas...Gentlemen: the Bellagio vault. Located below the Strip, beneath two hundred feet of solid earth. It safeguards every dime that comes through each of the three casinos above it. [pause] And we're going to rob it.
Linus: Smash-and-grab job, huh?
Rusty: It's a little more complicated than that.
Linus: Well, yeah.

Danny: Okay. Bad news first. This place houses a security system which rivals most nuclear missile silos. First: we have to get within the casino cages.
Rusty: [indicating on the casino plans] Here, here, and here.
Danny: Which anyone knows takes more than a smile. Next: through these doors, each of which requires a different six-digit code changed every twelve hours. Past those lies the elevator, and this is where it gets tricky: the elevator won't move without authorized fingerprint identifications...
Rusty: Which we can't fake.
Danny: And vocal confirmations from both the security center within the Bellagio and the vault below.
Rusty: Which we won't get.
Danny: Furthermore, the elevator shaft is rigged with motion detectors.
Rusty: Meaning if we manually override the lift, the shaft's exit will lock down automatically and we'll be trapped.
Danny: Once we've gotten down the shaft, though, then it's a walk in the park: just three more guards with Uzis and predilections toward not being robbed, and the most elaborate vault door conceived by man. Any questions?
[Yen speaks in Mandarin, basically asking "What about tunneling into the vaults?"]
Rusty: No. Tunneling is out. There are Richter scales monitoring the ground for one hundred yards in every direction. If a groundhog tried to nest there, they'd know about it. Anyone else?
Turk: You said something about good news?
Danny: [smiling] The Nevada Gaming Commission stipulates that a casino must hold in reserve enough cash to cover every chip at play on its floor. As I mentioned, this vault services each of the three casinos above it. That means during the week, by law, it must hold anywhere from sixty to seventy million dollars in cash and coin. On a weekend, between eighty and ninety million. On a fight night, like the one two weeks from tonight, the night we're going to rob it, at least a hundred and fifty million. Without breaking a sweat. Now there are eleven of us. Each with an equal share. You do the math.
[Virgil whistles]
Rusty: Exactly.

Saul: I have a question: Say we get into the cage, and through the security doors there and down the elevator we can't move, and past the guards with the guns, and into the vault we can't open...
Rusty: Without being seen by the cameras.
Danny: Oh yeah, sorry, I forgot to mention that.
Saul: Yeah well, say we do all that... uh... we're just supposed to walk out of there with a hundred and fifty million dollars in cash on us, without getting stopped?
[everyone looks at Danny]
Danny: Yeah.
Saul: Oh. Okay. [takes a pill to calm his nerves]

Linus: I'll tell you: you guys picked a helluva target. He is as smart and ruthless as they come. The last guy caught cheating here, Benedict not only sent him up for ten years, he got the bank to seize the guy's home and bankrupted...
Rusty: His brother-in-law's tractor dealership, I heard.
Linus: He doesn't just go after your knees, he goes after your livelihood. And everyone-you-ever-met's livelihood.
Rusty: You scared?
Linus: You suicidal?
Rusty: Only in the morning.

Rusty: Tell me this is not about her, or I am walking. I am walking off this job right now.
Danny: Who?
Rusty: Tess. Terry Benedict. Tell me this is not about screwing the guy who's screwing your wife.
Danny: Ex-wife.
Rusty: Tell me.
Danny: It's not about that. [pause] It's not entirely about that. [Rusty turns away, furious] Russ, do you remember what we said back when we first got into this business. We said we were gonna play the game...
Both: Like we had nothing to lose.
Danny: Well, I lost something... I lost someone. That's why I'm here.
[long pause]
Rusty: Okay, here's the problem - now we're stealing two things. And when push comes to shove, and you can't have both, which are you gonna choose? And remember - Tess does not split eleven ways.
Danny: Well, if everything goes according to plan, I won't be the one who will have to make that decision...[Pause] So, how did she look?
Rusty: She looked good.
Danny: Thanks.

Danny: Now, they tell me I paid my debt to society.
Tess: Funny, I never got a check.

Tess: You're a thief and a liar.
Danny: I only lied about being a thief, I don't do that anymore.
Tess: Steal?
Danny: Lie.
Tess: I'm with someone who doesn't have to make that kind of distinction.
Danny: No, he's very clear on both.

Livingston: You've been red-flagged. It means the moment you step on the casino floor, they'll be watching you. Like hawks. Hawks with video cameras.
Danny: This is a problem.
Rusty: Saul, turn that off, will you?
Saul: [in fake accent] I'll turn it off when I'm ready to...
Rusty: Saul!
Saul: [normal voice] It's off, it's off!
Rusty: You have any idea how this happened?
Linus: I do. He's been chasing Benedict's woman. Got into a real snarl with him two nights ago. [to Danny] I was tailing you.
Danny: Who told you to do that?
Rusty: I did. I knew you couldn't leave Tess alone.
Reuben: Who's Tess?
Danny: My wife.
Rusty: Ex-wife.
Saul: Tess is here?
Rusty: I'm sorry. I didn't know if it would sting you, but it did. You're out, Danny.
Reuben: He's out?!
Rusty: It's that or we shut down right now. His involvement puts us all at risk.
Danny: This isn't your call.
Rusty: You made it my call. When you put her ahead of us. You made it mine.
Danny: This is my job.
Rusty: Not anymore.
Reuben: But, but... he can't just be out. Who's gonna take his place?
[Rusty turns to Linus.]
Rusty: Kid, you up for it?

[Danny and Linus prepare to go down the elevator shaft]
Linus: How'd you get here?
Danny: Well, if you give a friend a couple million...
Linus: But what about Rusty, the whole argument? I mean, what was that about? [Danny laughs] Aww, come on, why couldn't you just tell me, why'd you put me through all this?
Danny: Where's the fun in that?

Benedict: [on the phone] Who the hell is this?
Rusty: The man who's robbing you.

Benedict: All right. Now I have complied with your every request, would you agree?
Rusty: I would.
Benedict: Good, 'cause now I have one of my own: Run and hide, asshole. Run and hide. If you should be picked up next week buying a hundred-thousand dollar sports car in Newport Beach, I am going to be supremely disappointed. Because I want my people to find you, and when they do, rest assured we are not going to hand you over to the police. So my advice to you again is this: run and hide. That is all that I ask. [no response] Hello? [cuts to bar where Rusty's phone is lying on the counter]

Rusty: [as Danny walks out of prison in a tux] I hope to God you were the groom.
Danny: [looking at Rusty's outfit] Ted Nugent called, he wants his shirt back.

[Danny has just gotten out of jail]
Danny: Hi.
Tess: Hi. We need to get Rusty a girl.
Rusty: There's a women's prison down the road.
Danny: [noticing Tess is wearing her wedding ring] You said that you sold this.
Tess: I said that.
Danny: Liar.
Tess: Thief.
[they kiss]


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