Question: Am I missing it or did Bruce Willis not get mentioned in the film credits?
New this month Answer: You are correct. Bruce Willis (and a few other like Topher Grace) do not appear in the credits. They are considered "uncredited" and it's not an oversight. I've questioned why well known actors don't receive credit and it's usually related to the Screen Actors Guild (a union) that requires what is called scale pay, but for credited actors. So to avoid having to pay Bruce Willis, and other such actors, a large amount of money that would be required, he does not get screen credit and can accept less (or even nothing) as a favor to someone.
Question: When Tess (pretending to be Julia Roberts) sees Bruce Willis in the suite, he asks, "Where's Danny?" and she replies that he's working. How does Bruce Willis know about Danny Ocean? Is there a different Danny connected to Julia Roberts in real life?
Answer: Bruce isn't asking about Danny Ocean, he's asking about Julia's real life husband, Danny Moder.
Answer: It is set up in the previous scenes when the Ocean's crew listens to the tape finding out the NightFox hired Matsui to hire Danny Ocean. Matsui, being friends with Danny Ocean probably had no idea it was a set up. Most likely, Lahiri, putting most of what happened together in the aftermath of the robbery of the stock certificate in the previous scenes, told Matsui that he set up the Ocean's crew unknowingly. This seems the likely connection to the scene.
Question: What is the 'lost in translation' scene with Robbie Coltrane about? (is it actually a reference the the Bill Murray film?).
Answer: A "lost in translation" is a kind of con - Danny, Rusty and Matsui basically pulled a prank on Linus to make him feel like he didn't know what they were talking about when, in fact, they were just speaking gibberish.
Question: When Bruce Willis, Julia Roberts and what's left of the gang go to the museum, several people tell Willis how much they liked him in "that one movie". Then they add something like "I knew it when she didn't speak to you in the restaurant". Are they referring to an actual movie?
Answer: The Sixth Sense. They mean that they figured out the true nature of his character when his wife doesn't directly acknowledge his presence in a restaurant.
Question: I'm really bad at remembering faces - was just wondering if the guy who Brad Pitt, George Clooney and Matt Damon meet, and eat with - and play the weird phrases game, is also Le Marque - so technically, did CZJ met her father unofficially, (before Pitt introduces him) when she was interrogating him?
Answer: Le Marque and Matsui (the weird phrase guy) are played by Albert Finney and Robbie Coltrane, respectively (so no, she never met him before).
Question: What is the song at the end of the film when they revealing how they stole the egg on the train? It was an homage to in-a-gadda-da-vida (the keyboard/bass solo bits). It is not the song on the soundtrack called "the real story" nor any other song on it. Thanks.
Answer: "Rito a Los Angeles" by Giuseppe de Luca.
Question: What kind of aircraft are Rusty and Isabel in at the end of the movie? It kind of looks like a Global Express.
Answer: Gulfstream G5.
Question: What is the name of the song played that Toulour breakedances with, to get through the lasers. It is not on the soundtrack.
Answer: The song is the instrumental for "The a la Menthe" by French rappish group "La Caution".
Question: What is the name of the song that is played when we first see Francois Toulour? It's the scene where Danny Ocean is telling his crew which jobs he has done.
Answer: This song is listed in the credits (and is listed to be on the soundtrack). It's called Faust 72 performed by Dynastie Crisis. Here's a link to the audio on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=INo-YT3Vyb8.
Question: I understand why Ocean's group had to botch the heist at the end but why did they have to drag Tess into it if they already had the real egg? This would have removed the interesting twist where Julia Roberts plays Julia Roberts but other than that the second heist attempt seems unnecessary. Am I missing something?
Answer: As evidenced from the first film and the sequel Danny Ocean was meticulous about every part of his heists and these botched attempts would fool Toulour into thinking they were failing to steal the "fake" egg. If the crew didn't make any attempts Toulour would know something was up. This was a large wager they had going between them and Toulour would be very suspicious as to why they weren't trying to steal the egg. Making them very public just enforced the fact that the crew had probably failed.
Question: The Lasers in the Great Hall of the building where the egg is stored are moving around. How can they reflect back from anything (like a mirror) and know if someone is blocking the beam, and make the alarm go off?
Answer: This was already dealt with in the mistakes. Essentially the laser would need another point at the end if it was to alert the guards.
Question: How did Benedict have time to visit all of Ocean's 11 without them informing each other? (That is, only Danny should have been surprised to see Benedict.) He had to travel to Connecticut, Utah, Miami, London, New Jersey, Chicago, New York, New Orleans, Las Vegas, and Los Angeles. As soon as Danny knew, he was on the phone (presumably calling the others).
Answer: He probably warned all of them not to contact any of the others or there will be consequences. They all seemed very scared when they met with him, so they all didn't dare to. Except for Danny, who probably did not get warned.
Question: When Isabel answered Rusty's phone, what was the ring tone?
Answer: It was "Pretty in Pink", originally sung by The Psychedelic Furs for the Molly Ringwald movie of the same title.
Question: In the scene where they are discussing the amount of interest owed, at the end Rusty says to Frank, "Don't tell Danny." Explain please.
Answer: They were just discussing going to Amsterdam. In the flashback you see Rusty living with Zeta-Jones, and running away when she was getting close to arresting him. Frank knows about Rusty's history with Zeta-Jones (indeed, Frank was Rusty's partner on the Rome Bulgari's robbery). Zeta-Jones told Rusty she would like to go live in Amsterdam where she has relatives. Frank knows it is dangerous for the pair of them to go back to Amsterdam where probably Zeta-Jones is (Zeta-Jones wastes little time arresting Frank at a nail-salon).
Question: Can anyone make out what Tess whispers to Danny after Toulour makes them tell him that he is the best? I can only hear very little but I can tell that she is actually saying something.
Answer: Tess says to Danny, "Get him to tell us how he did it and then tell him he's the best. I'm not going to tell him he's the best because I think you're the best."