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The Bank Job, Movie, 2008 IMDB

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Also known as:

  • El gran golpe (Argentina)
  • Braquage à l'anglaise (France)
  • A banki meló (Hungary)
  • La rapina perfetta (Italy)
  • Angielska robota (Poland)

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carobserver MX

2008-04-17 06:47

In what year is set this movie? please

dudley UK

2008-04-17 11:55


marioman3138 AU

2008-08-24 01:45

I'm going to see this movie today, it looks very good.

takumi FR

2009-07-15 21:42

En france ce film s'apelle Braquage à l'Anglaise

Gag Halfrunt UK

2009-07-15 21:45

That's an allusion to "Braquage à l'italienne", the French name for the Italian Job remake.

Gag Halfrunt UK

2009-10-20 14:10

Filmed in the UK and Australia.

Gag Halfrunt UK

2009-11-16 11:10

The bank and the shops next to it were a backlot set built at Pinewood Studios. The upper floors were added with digital matte paintings, and some of the cars are computer graphics too.

Link to "www.pinewoodgroup.com"

The set has now been rebuilt as a New York street and used for several other productions:
Link to "www.pinewoodgroup.com"

Neon IT

2010-05-31 01:35

I have moved some cars to the comments because are too fuzzy and blurred:

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1957 Morris Minor 1000 Traveller; MG B GT; 1966 Aston Martin DB6; 1965 Triumph TR4A; 1959 Daimler SP 250; 1957 Jaguar XK 150 Drophead Coupé

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240 Gardner EN

2012-12-09 21:19

I've seen a comment on a forum elsewhere, about a Mk.2 Atkinson seen during the last 10 minute sfor the film. I wonder if anyone has any shots of it, please?

65ranchero EN

2014-01-22 19:16

I spent 14 hours on the set of this film at Pinewood with my gold mk2 jaguar, you can just make it out as a reflection in the cafe window about .5 seconds long.--- Gutted!!! but it was an interesting day.

jpts AU

2015-11-25 12:42

dudley wrote 1971

The film is about the Baker Street Bank Robbery that occurred at the Lloyds Bank on the intersection of Baker Street and Marylebone Road in the West End of London on the night of the 11th September 1971.

In the robbery, the robbers begun digging the tunnel on the 30th August 1971 (August Bank Holiday) and had managed to complete the tunnel under the vault on the 10th September.

During the robbery, over 268 safety deposit boxes were plundered netting over £3 million (£33.1 million in today's value).

At the scene of the robbery, one of the robbers, (later identified as the mastermind of the 2015 Hatton Garden Safe Deposit Robbery, Brian Reader) wrote a cheeky message, "Let's see how Sherlock Holmes solves this one" on one of the walls in the vault.

The gang was also responsible for the robbery on another branch of the Lloyd's Bank in Luton on the night of the 5th November 1970 (Guy Fawkes Night or Bonfire Night), the gang got away with £100,000 in cash and valuables (£1 million in today's value).

The money from the Luton Robbery was used to buy the thermic lance and the explosives in preparation for the Baker Street Robbery.

Out of the £3 million taken in the robbery, police only recovered £231,000 including £32,000 in cash recovered during the arrest of several members of the gang on the 2nd November 1971.

Some of the characters in the film were based on real figures who were well known throughout the London Criminal Underworld during the 1960s and the 1970s:

Terry Leather (portrayed by Jason Statham) - Based on Reginald Tucker, known as Reg Tucker; Second-hand car dealer from Islington, was the one who conducted the reconnaissance in the vault, captured on the 2nd November 1971, later convicted on the 26th January 1973 and sentenced to 12 years imprisonment, released after 8 years.

Martine Love (portrayed by Saffron Burrows) - Based on "Miss X", was acting as an "controller" for the robbery, was never identified nor captured.

Kevin Swain (portrayed by Stephen Campbell Moore) - Based on Anthony Gavin; Former army physical training instructor and photographer from North London, had ties to several career criminals and was the mastermind of the robbery, captured on the 2nd November 1971, later convicted on the 26th January 1973 and sentenced to 12 years, released after 8 years.

Eddie Burton (portrayed by Michael Jibson) - Based on Robert Mills, known as Bobby Mills; Known associate of the mastermind of the 2015 Hatton Garden Robbery, Brian Reader, was the lookout for the robbery, captured on the 2nd November 1971, later convicted on the 26th January 1973 and sentenced to 12 years, released after 8 years.

Guy Singer (portrayed by James Faulkner) - Based on Desmond Wolfe, known as Benjamin Wolfe; Leather goods dealer from East Dulwich, was the one who leased the Le Sac store where the entry of the tunnel to the bank vault was built, captured on the 2nd November 1971, later convicted on the 26th January 1973 and sentenced to 8 years imprisonment.

Bambas (portrayed by Alki David) - Based on Thomas Stephens; Second-hand car dealer, had no criminal convictions, was the one who supplied the jack and the thermic lance for the robbery, captured on the 2nd November 1971, later convicted on the 26th January 1973 and sentenced to 12 years imprisonment, released after 8 years.

Lew Vogel (as a pornographer, portrayed by David Suchet) - Based on James Humphreys; Pornographer from Soho, had ties to various police detectives, sentenced to 8 years imprisonment for wounding his wife's lover, later received a royal pardon after giving evidence against Scotland Yard's most senior officers at two corruption trials in 1976 and 1977, was later sentenced to 12 months imprisonment for living off the earnings of prostitutes in 1994.

Lew Vogel (as a strip club owner) - Based on Bernard Silver, known as Bernie Silver; Pornographer, pimp and associate of Humphreys also from Soho, ran several strip clubs throughout Soho with former Maltese traffic police officer, Frank Mifsud and had ties to various detectives of the Metropolitan Police Obscene Publications Squad, later sentenced to 6 years imprisonment for living off the earnings of prostitutes and was later sentenced to life imprisonment in 1975 for the murder of former boxer and merchant navy stoker, Thomas "Scarface" Smithson who was shot on orders of Silver at a brothel on the intersection of the Carlton Vale and Cambridge Road in Kilburn on the night of the 25th June 1956.

Lew Vogel (as a landlord) - Based on Perec Rachman, known as Peter Rachman; Polish-born landlord and developer from Notting Hill, was known for overcharging immigrants who recently came to Britain from the West Indies, later moved into property development and employed known Black Power radical, Michael X as an enforcer, convicted twice in 1959 for running a brothel and later went in business with Reginald Kray in 1960, died of a heart attack at the Edgware General Hospital in Edgware, London on the 29th November 1962.

After his death, Rachman's name became known in the media in 1963 when the news of the Profumo Affair made headlines as the Secretary of State for War, John Profumo's lover, Christine Keeler and her friend, Mandy Rice-Davies had been both Rachman's mistresses and that Keeler and Profumo had been known to meet on a regular basis at the Mews House that had been one of Rachman's properties.

Detective Constable Nick Collins (portrayed by Craig Fairbrass) - Based on Alfred Moody, known as Bill and Wicked Bill; Detective Chief Superintendent and Direct Supervisor of the Metropolitan Police Clubs and Vice Unit (or the Obscene Publications Squad), had ties to Pornographers, Humphreys and Silver, exposed as a corrupt police officer in February 1972 after an article about Humphreys' and his involvement in criminal activities and his ties to corrupt police officers was published in Sunday People Newspaper with photos of Humphreys and the commander of the Metropolitan Police Flying Squad, Kenneth Drury together on a two-week holiday with their wives in Cyprus, leading to Humphreys' diary being discovered in a later police raid on Humphreys' home, convicted on corruption charges in 1977 and sentenced to 12 years imprisonment, later acquitted of all charges on appeal in 1978.

Detective Constable Gerald Pyke (portrayed by Don Gallagher) - Based on Walter Virgo, known as Wallace and Wally; Commander and Head of the Metropolitan Police Serious Crime Squad, was one of the senior officers who had ties to Bernie Silver, exposed as one of the 17 officers in Humphreys' diary recovered during the police raid of Humphreys' home in 1972, convicted on corruption charges in 1976 and was sentenced to 12 years imprisonment, later acquitted on appeal.

Detective Sergeant Roy Given (portrayed by Gerard Horan) - Based on Alexander Eist, known as Alec Eist; Detective Sergeant with the Metropolitan Police Flying Squad and later Detective Inspector with Scotland Yard, had ties to various criminal figures in the Soho area during the 1960s and the 1970s and once interviewed James Earl Ray, following Ray's arrest at Heathrow Airport for the assassination of Civil Rights Leader, Dr. Martin Luther King .Jr in 1968, was in charge of the investigation into the robbery, returned to uniform duty in 1975, later retired in 1976 on "health grounds" and had been named in several police corruption cases and had been acquitted, testified at the House of Representatives Select Committee on Assassinations in the US on the 9th November 1976 about his interview with James Earl Ray (where Eist's own criminal activities that he committed as a detective were brought up), later ran the Green Haven pub at Six Mile Bottom in Cambridgeshire, died on the 27 January 1982.

Lord Drysdale (portrayed by Rupert Frazer) - Based on Antony Lambton, known as Lord Lambton and Viscount Lambton; The 6th Earl of Durham and member of the Conservative Party for Berwick-upon-Tweed and later, Parliamentary Under-Secretary for the Ministry Of Defense RAF Branch, had ties to several prostitutes of an escort agency in the Mayfair area, later resigned on the 22nd May 1973 following an article published in the News of the World about his liaisons with prostitutes as well as a photo taken by prostitute, Norma Levy's husband of Lambton in bed with Levy.

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DidierF FR

2015-11-25 14:17

Well, at least there is almost nothing anachronistic, car-wise, in this movie, it seems.

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