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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, over 260 safety deposit boxes were plundered netting over £3 million (£33.1 million in today's value).

Also at the scene of the robbery was a cheeky message written by one of the robbers on a wall of the vault, it read; "Let's see how Sherlock Holmes solves this one".

The gang was also responsible for the robbery on another Lloyd's Bank in Luton on the night of the 5th November 1970, 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.

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

These were:

Terry Leather (portrayed by Jason Statham)- Based on Reginald Tucker, known as Reg; Second-hand car dealer, convicted and sentenced to 12 years imprisonment, released after 8 years.

Martine Love (portrayed by Saffron Burrows)- Based on a unidentified woman, 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, sentenced to 12 years, released after 8 years.

Eddie Burton (portrayed by Michael Jibson)- Based on Robert Mills, known as Bobby; Known associate of Brian Reader; the mastermind of the 2015 Hatton Garden Robbery, was the lookout for the robbery.

Guy Singer (portrayed by James Faulkner)- Based on Desmond Rolf, known as Benjamin; 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, sentenced to 8 years imprisonment.

Bambas (portrayed by Alki David)- Based on Thomas Stephens; Second-hand car dealer, had no criminal convictions and was the one who supplied the jack and the thermic lance for the robbery, 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, later sentenced to 8 years imprisonment for wounding his wife's lover, later received a royal pardon after giving evidence against Scotland Yard's senior officers at two corruption trials in 1976 and 1977, later sentenced to 12 months imprisonment for living off the earning 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; Tommy "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 Michael X's associate)- 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 in property development and employed known Black Power radical; Michael X as an enforcer, was later convicted twice in 1959 for running 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 became known 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 were both Rachman's mistresses had been staying at one of Rachman's houses; the Mews House.

Detective Constable Gerald Pyke (portrayed by Don Gallagher)- 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 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 on a two week holiday with their wives in Cyprus leading to Humphreys' diary was discovered in a police raid on Humphreys' home, convicted on corruption charges in 1977 and sentenced to 12 years imprisonment, was later acquitted of all charges in 1978.

Detective Sergeant Roy Given (portrayed by Gerard Horan)- Based on Alexander Eist, known as Alec; Detective Inspector with Scotland Yard, had ties to various criminal figures in the Soho area during the 1950s through to the 1970s and once interviewed James Earl Ray after his 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, later returned to uniform duty in 1975, later retired in 1976 on "health grounds" and later acquitted of corruption charges, 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, 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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