Directed by Steven Soderbergh
Starring George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Matt Damon, Andy Garcia, Don Cheadle, Bernie Mac, Ellen Barkin, Al Pacino
A veteran member of Danny Ocean’s gang, Reuben Tishkoff is scammed by banker Willy Bank. As thugs coerce Reuben into signing over his stake, he suffers a heart attack. With Reuben bedridden, Danny and Rusty assemble the gang, formulating a two-prong approach. Firstly, they plan to prevent Bank’s new casino from winning the prestigious Five Diamond Award, as all his previous casinos have done. Secondly, an elaborate plan to rig the casinos and disrupt its security measures is doggedly pursued. Pitted against the Greco Player Tracker, the plan is near impossible. The team are forced to use a boring machine used to drill the Channel Tunnel to simulate an earthwork. Under the guise of a gift for Willy Bank, a magnetron is delivered to the Greco Player Tracker’s control room, where it is knocked offline. In the short time frame between the simulated earthquake and the Greco Player Tracker’s reboot, the rigged machines and games in the casino empty The Bank’s coffers.
Ocean’s Thirteen Fun Facts
- When Linus Caldwell is shown in London receiving a phone call, the scene was actually filmed when Matt Damon was filming the Bourne Ultimatum. Filming schedules coincided and Ocean’s Thirteen benefitted from the coincidence.
- Towards the end of Ocean’s Thirteen, Danny and Rusty make some references to their off-screen lives. Rusty tells Danny to keep the weight off between jobs. While Danny tells Rusty to settle down and have some kids. In 2005, for his role in Syriana, Clooney had put some weight on. On the other hand, Pitt had at the time entered a relationship with Angelina Jolie and had seemed to be settling down.
- The golden mobile phone Willy Bank is gifted by Abigail Sponder was custom made for the film by Samsung.