Starring: George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Matt Damon, Julia Roberts, Andy Garcia, Bernie Mac, Don Cheadle, Casey Affleck, Elliott Gould, Carl Reiner, Joshua Jackson, Barry Watson, Topher Grace, Scott Caan, Eddie Jemison, Shaobo Qin
Director: Steven Soderbergh
Studio: Warner Bros.
Genre: Drama / Crime
Release Date: December 7, 2001
Dapper Danny Ocean (Clooney) is a man of action. Less than 24 hours into his parole from a New Jersey penitentiary, the wry, charismatic thief is already rolling out his next plan. Following three rules – don’t hurt anybody, don’t steal from anyone who doesn’t deserve it, and play the game like you’ve got nothing to lose – Danny orchestrates the most sophisticated, elaborate casino heist in history.
In one night, Danny’s handpicked 11-man crew of specialists – including an ace card sharp (Pitt), a master pickpocket (Damon) and a demolition genius (Cheadle) – will attempt to steal over $150 million from three Las Vegas casinos owned by Terry Benedict (Garcia), the elegant, ruthless entrepreneur who just happens to be dating Danny’s ex-wife Tess (Roberts).
Coincidence or motive? Only Danny knows for sure. To score the cash, he’ll have to risk his life and his chance of reconciling with Tess. But if it all goes according to Danny’s intricate, nearly impossible plan, he won’t have to choose between his stake in the heist and his high-stakes reunion with Tess…or will he?
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