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Ocean's Twelve [2004] (1 disc)

Director:Steven Soderbergh
Writer:George Nolfi
Composer:David Holmes
Length:125 minutes
(2 hours 5 minutes)
MPAA Rating:PG-13
Sorting Category:Heist
Sorting Tub:Hotel
IMDB Rating:6.0/10
Rotten Tomatoes Rating:55%
Amazon Rating:3.5/5 stars
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Synopsis: Ocean's team is challenged by a rival thief for the title of "greatest thief".

Reaction: In the end, this movie ends up being less satisfying. It's basically a "just kidding" heist movie.

Personal Rating: 6/10

Steven Soderbergh => Director
George Nolfi => Writer
David Holmes => Composer
Albert Finney => Gaspar LeMarque
Andy Garcia => Terry Benedict
Bernie Mac => Frank Catton
Brad Pitt => Rusty Ryan
Bruce Willis => Bruce Willis
Carl Reiner => Saul Bloom
Casey Affleck => Virgil Malloy
Catherine Zeta-Jones => Isabel Lahiri
Cherry Jones => Mrs. Caldwell / Molly Star
Dina Connolly => Virgil's Fiancée
Don Cheadle => Basher Tarr
Eddie Izzard => Roman Nagel
Eddie Jemison => Livingston Dell
Elliott Gould => Reuben Tishkoff
George Clooney => Danny Ocean
Julia Roberts => Tess Ocean
Matt Damon => Linus Caldwell
Mini Anden => Supermodel
Robbie Coltrane => Matsui
Scott Caan => Turk Malloy
Scott L. Schwartz => Bruiser
Shaobo Qin => Yen
Topher Grace => Himself
Vincent Cassel => François Toulour

Random Trivia For This Title:

  • The soundtrack includes {Requiem for a No Good F******g Limey}, written and performed by Andy Garcia and {Souls Along the Way}, written by Orrin G. Hatch (as Orrin Hatch) and [?] Madeline Stone, performed by [?] Felicia Sorensen.
  • The cell phone that Brad Pitt's character uses in the film (and which is stolen by Catherine Zeta-Jones) is a Siemens S65.
  • The transportation of the Fabergé Egg is analogous to the real world transport of the Cullinan Diamond in 1905. At 3106 uncut carats, transporting it safely from South Africa to England posed a bit of a problem with regards to security. Detectives from London were placed upon a steamer ship that was rumored to carry the stone, but this was a diversionary tactic. The stone on that ship was a fake, meant to attract those who would be interested in stealing it. The actual diamond was sent to England in a plain box via parcel post.
  • When Linus finally speaks to the gibberish-tooting Matsui, the words he speaks are from the [?] Led Zeppelin song {Kashmir}, as Rusty is quick to point out when they step outside. ("Kashmir?")
  • Rusty's phone ring tone is the title song from Pretty in Pink.
  • The necklace that Brad Pitt wears in the movie is a replica of his wedding ring that he wore while married to Jennifer Aniston.
  • Because Julia Roberts' character Tess pretends to be Julia Roberts during Ocean's Twelve, the movie contains several subtle references to her previous movies. These include: the appearance of Bruce Willis, who recognizes Julia Roberts because they costarred in the fake movie within a movie in The Player; Linus mistakenly thinking that the real Julia Roberts had been in Four Weddings and a Funeral, when she was actually in Notting Hill, another [?] Richard Curtis movie in which she played a Julia Roberts-like actress (much as she does here); and Tess being incarcerated with prostitutes, a reference to Pretty Woman.
  • Peter Fonda filmed a cameo as Bobby Caldwell, Linus's father, but it didn't make the final cut.
  • Steven Soderbergh insisted that this film be made on the same budget as the original Ocean's Eleven.
  • Bruce Willis, who appears as himself in the film, was originally signed to play Danny Ocean in Ocean's Eleven, but pulled out due to scheduling conflicts.
  • While on production in Rome, Brad Pitt and George Clooney were not allowed back into the hotel because the doorman thought they were vagrants after the actors were caught in a rain storm while jogging.
  • Topher Grace, playing himself in an uncredited role, says, "I totally phoned in that Dennis Quaid movie." The movie he is referring to is In Good Company, which was one of the trailers before this film in many movie theaters.