Ocean's Eleven

Corrected entry: At the start, Josh deals everyone a single card and is stopped and told to deal to the left. Camera cuts to another angle and everyone has 5 cards in their hands. (00:06:10)

Ssiscool Premium member

Correction: It's a montage of everything that happens in the game over several hands. It's not meant to be one shot.

Greg Dwyer

Corrected entry: Once Benedict realises that the footage of his vault being robbed was a tape, a scene starts which shows the thieves, disguised as the SWAT team, descending the elevator shaft. When they pull open the elevator shaft doors, a random black man is seen standing on the right along with them. He is not part of Ocean's 11, and seconds before this scene both black men (Basher and Frank) were up in the hotel room. (01:40:00)

Correction: There are six SWAT team members wearing full body armor and suits, no way you can tell the skin colour of any of them from behind. However, one of them is black, Basher, who had joined them as part of the SWAT team after he fired the EMP. Them being upstairs was a lot earlier. Rusty was also part of the SWAT team while only moments before that he was in the casino making the call. They had time to go to the SWAT van and go to the casino.

Corrected entry: When Danny tries to trigger the vault door, it turns out that the trigger device doesn't have any batteries in it. Linus mocks Danny with the "you lose focus in this game for one second" line. However, since Linus had no idea that Danny was even going to the vault after he got red-flagged in the casino's system then didn't it have to be Linus that forgot to put the batteries in, not Danny? Because there would really be no point in bringing down two trigger devices and Linus would certainly not go to the vault by himself to trigger the vault door without having a means to open it.


Correction: Danny and Rusty were the ones to set up the equipment for the heist. It would be their responsibility to make sure everything was ready for Linus' use.


Corrected entry: When Rusty frees Basher, there's a weird difference between shots. In the shot of them just as they start walking away from the car they were leaning against, they're by the bonnet and turning right slightly, so they should pass in front of the car. Then the angle changes, and they're now at the rear of a police car walking perpendicular to it. Not a different car, as it blows up shortly afterwards. (00:21:00)

Jon Sandys Premium member

Correction: I watched this scene twice. Though it appears to be confusing at first, what happens is Basher sets the explosive as Rusty is leaning in whispering their conversation and when the two walk away, they walk from the rear passenger door, AROUND the rear of the car to the rear driver side door and then continue forward leaving the slantingly parked car in the background. Movies don't always account for very small passages in time. The only moments that we do not see (but should logically be assumed) is the short time it took for them to walk around the rear of the vehicle.

Corrected entry: The 160-million dollars that the heist group carries out of the vault in several duffle bags would actually weigh about 6400 pounds and take up the better part of 2 cargo vans. A quick calculation: a stack of 200 $100 bills is $20000 (they can't have used $1,000 bills - while legal tender, they're steadily being removed from circulation, so there wouldn't be enough). Roughly 100 of these stacks would fit in a milk crate sized container, so we are up to $2,000,000. $160 million would require 80 of these crates. Figuring 80 pound per crate, that is 6400 pounds.

Correction: This math is way off. A $100 bill weighs approximately one gram, so 453 weigh one pound. 1,600,000 of them would weigh 3500 pounds, not 6400. Also, one bill measures 2.6"x6.1"x0.004". A medium-sized duffel bag is around 24"x14"x14" when fully packed. So one duffel bag could hold 73,500 bills, requiring 22 total bags to hold all the money, and each one would weigh 162 pounds.

Correction: If a $100 is 1 gram then $160M is 1.6M grams which is 3527lbs. The correction is correct, the original entry is wrong.


Corrected entry: When the SWAT team leaves the vault, how do they account for the extra people leaving with them? Even if Ocean made his own way back to the beat room, Yen and Linus would be 2 extra SWAT team members who magically appeared.


Correction: When a crisis is occurring, most people don't stop and count the number of responders (SWAT, police, fire, ems). They just accept what they are being shown. No one asked for identification either.

shortdanzr Premium member

Corrected entry: When Virgil Malloy (Casey Affleck) is shown controlling the remote van carrying the bags of fliers, he is also shown in a SWAT uniform when they are in the vault. There is no way he could be in both places at the same time.

Correction: It is how the movie is set, showing various different character perspectives.


Corrected entry: Wouldn't Benedict or any of the security staff recognise the same people (the team as different characters) going around the casino all the time, e.g. the Utah twins as the balloon man and the guy he is arguing with, and at another point, the two of them as Mr. Zerga's bodyguards?

Correction: Benedict is very busy and isn't likely to notice anyone in particular unless his staff points them out. As long as the individuals aren't doing anything threatening, the staff aren't likely to remember them either since they see literally thousands of people a day.

Phixius Premium member

Corrected entry: After Danny and Linus attempt to blow the vault door and discover the remote's batteries are dead, Linus makes the comment of, "You lose focus for one minute in this game and someone gets hurt." Danny responds by saying, "I don't hear Yen complaining." Danny's comment only makes sense if he already knows that, had the remote's batteries worked properly, Yen would have been hurt or killed in the explosion since his bandage was snagged and he couldn't get away from the vault door. He couldn't possibly know Yen's hand was stuck when he made that comment - if he did he never would have attempted to blow the door in the first place.


Correction: Danny's comment is a reference to the incident earlier in the movie when Linus "lost focus" and, as a result, Yen's hand was smashed. At that point he said the line to Linus "If you lose focus for one minute, someone will get hurt". He's implying that although he did lose focus here, Yen wasn't hurt this time.

Jason Hoffman

Corrected entry: When they show Frank making the "move to a warmer climate," he's in a taxi, smiling, and then you see "Welcome to Las Vegas" signs off the freeway. If I'm not mistaken, those signs are on the freeway coming from LA. And even if they are from a different direction, the LV airport is in Las Vegas, so unless he took a taxi all the way from New Jersey, there's no reason he should have been 'entering' the city.

Correction: This didn't happen in real time, nor did he say "I'm going straight to vegas". He very easily could have taken his time on the way to vegas, made a detour to do some sight seeing and then come in from LA. Or he could have taken a flight to a different airport and driven from there.

Nick Bylsma

Corrected entry: In the scene where Brad Pitt's character is teaching poker, the actors use their real names or nicknames instead of creating a character name (such as Danny Ocean or Rusty).

Correction: That is become some of the players are doing cameo performances as themselves, check the credits for confirmation of this.

Corrected entry: When Rusty and Linus are watching Tess walk down the stairs, Rusty is holding a bowl of shrimp, but in the next shot, he is holding a plate instead of a bowl.

Correction: Duplicate Mistake.

shortdanzr Premium member

Corrected entry: Right after Sal walks by Linus and Rusty, Rusty asks Linus, "tell me about Benedict." His arm is in a fist up on his chin. On the back of his hand you can see his mic.

Correction: It isn't a mic, it's his tattoo. You can also see the tattoo at the race track when he's with Saul.

Corrected entry: When George and Matt are in the lift and they drop the glow sticks not all of them light up but when they fall to the bottom of the lift they are fully alight. (01:23:50)

Correction: It generally takes 1-2 seconds for the chemicals to mix and fully light up. The longer the stick, the longer it takes.

Soylent Purple

Corrected entry: Terry Benedict makes a call to 911, which the crew has used as an extension number in the Casino's PBX System. Wireless/Cellular Phones cannot be used with PBX Devices as it requires the telephone cable to plugged into the line input.

Correction: Not really a mistake as you can have phones wired from a base station to the PBX system. You have to remember this is Vegas and they have money to spend on keeping their security and phone systems up to date.


Corrected entry: After the lights come back on from the "pinch" everyone in the casino was trying to grab chips and money and a number of people were just running around, but when Rusty is walking through the casino talking on his cell phone to Tess and Benedict everything around him seems to be normal. No one is running around and people are still playing at the tables and slot machines. (01:29:50)


Correction: Rusty called right after the lights came back on. We don't actually see Rusty just yet. He could still be up in the room, outside by the pool, anywhere. The call came just as Terry and Tess are leaving the fight. Terry then had to leave the MGM, get back to the Bellagio in the middle of fight night traffic on the Vegas strip (which anyone can tell you is quite terrible), enter the Bellagio, and get to the security center. That is enough time for casino security to restore order. We don't actually SEE Rusty until Terry gets back to the Bellagio.

Actually, you see Rusty as he makes the call, and he is in the casino. It is apparent in this scene that there's a commotion going on as a few security staff run across the screen behind Rusty.

Corrected entry: When Yen's bandage is trapped by the explosive device, he tears it out. When he does this, you can see pieces of the bandage, which would fall to ground and surely trigger the floor sensors and the alarms. (01:28:35)

Correction: Not really. Even though pressure and motion sensors can be designed to pick up just about anything, their sensitivity is tweaked to avoid generating false alarms. Just as you don't want your motion sensor going off if a fly buzzes in front of the camera, you don't want all the casino's alarms going off if air currents in the vault blow a piece of scrap paper to the floor. The fact that a dropped piece of bandage doesn't trigger the alarms is highly credible. plus, you don't know for sure just exactly what percentage of the floor in there is pressure sensitive.

Corrected entry: Right before the van door slams on the acrobats hand, you can see that his hand was not even near the door when the van door started to close. (01:01:07)


Correction: If you slow it down, and use frame by frame as the van goes round the corner, you can just about see Yen's hand in the door.


Corrected entry: The balloons in Rusty's car are made up of four colors only (light and dark pink, and clear and pink see-through with writing on them). When Virgil brings them into the casino, there are now three purple balloons in the bunch that weren't there in the previous scene. (00:35:35)


Correction: The three purple balloons could've very well been hidden by the other balloons in Rusty's car, you only see the front view of the car, the balloons could've been at the back or in the middle.


Corrected entry: When Virgil Malloy is walking through the casino with the balloons, he bumps into Turk Malloy. Watch when he first bumps into him and their argument ensues. Their mouths are not moving. (00:35:50)

Correction: Unless you can see their heads/faces in fullscreen, you don't see their faces at all, all you see is partial hair and the balloons going up to the ceiling.

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Continuity mistake: Linus and Rusty are standing in the Botanical Garden at the Bellagio going over Linus' observations. Rusty has a cocktail glass of shrimp in hand. When they change angles he has a plate in his hand, then change back, it's a glass. Full screen version. (00:43:40)

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Virgil Malloy: Are you a man?
Turk Malloy: Yes, nineteen.
Virgil Malloy: Are you alive?
Turk Malloy: Yes, eighteen.
Virgil Malloy: Evel Knievel.
Turk Malloy: ...shit.

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Trivia: Rusty Ryan is eating in nearly every scene he is in - on the DVD, there is a commentary by Brad Pitt (Rusty), where he says that during filming, he realized that since his character is so busy, he would have to eat whenever he got a chance, so he and the director decided to have him eating in every scene.

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