Ocean's Eleven

Continuity mistake: Near the beginning, when Danny raises $2,000 in the poker game, there is a water bottle in front of Topher Grace. When Joshua Jackson calls, it's gone. When Rusty calls, it's back again. Gone when Topher calls, and back when Danny shows his cards. (00:10:15)

Continuity mistake: At the start of the film when we first see Rusty at a card table with the actors & actresses, Rusty leans over to give the deck of cards to Josh. In this shot Rusty lays the deck on the table with his left hand, Josh reaches over for them but doesn't pick them up, yet in the following shot the deck of cards are suddenly in Josh's left hand. (00:06:05)


Plot hole: We see the team steal roughly $163,000,000 dollars via a phony SWAT team. Six disguised SWAT members go down and eight SWAT members (now including Yen and Linus) come up with the money hidden in duffel bags and load it into their fake SWAT truck and drive off. The problem? $163 million in hundred dollar bills weighs nearly 3600 pounds. That would require each man to carry 450 pounds of bills up the elevator and across the casino floor at an brisk pace. Just lifting that much weight off the ground would be impossible for all but an advanced power lifter, but we see the eight (which includes a 100 pound gymnast and a geriatric) pick it up and walk out with ease. (01:35:30 - 01:41:20)

Continuity mistake: Danny's face changes quite a bit between being beaten up and being put in the police car. Stubble and bruises vanish suddenly.

Continuity mistake: Close to the end when Linus and Danny are on top of the elevator shaft, they stand up and start to take off the white jackets. If you watch closely, Linus takes his off twice between shots. (01:17:50)


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Continuity mistake: In the scene where Danny is sliding the device to knock out the guards with uzis at the bottom of the elevator, the device slides on an angle to the line on the floor, but in the next shot it is sliding along the line. [On the DVD commentary, Soderbergh said that the filming crew had to slide the device many times, because it wouldn't slide far enough. There's the reason, but still a mistake.] (01:25:30)

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Continuity mistake: In the scene just after the group have discussed the plan in Reuben's house, it cuts to Frank listening to a conversation about crazy horse. When we see Frank noting information down on a crossword his left hand is writing and his right index finger is pointing out and the other fingers are folded like a fist, but in the following shot all his fingers on his right hand are stretched out. (00:32:40)


Revealing mistake: When Yen jumps backwards onto the shelving unit during the con, you can hear a crew member say, 'Left' mid-jump. (01:26:45)

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Continuity mistake: When the Malloy twins are first seen at the race track, both of the cars roll up before the white line on the track, yet in all other shots they are on the white line. (00:17:45)


Continuity mistake: When Basher is first seen, he is blowing up the vault door, and the charges go off. There are 3 charges after the main bar in the middle of the vault door that blow. In the close up its still only on the second one yet in the previous shot we see 3 explode after the bar in the vault door. (00:19:50)


Continuity mistake: When Rusty starts to thank the stripper for the access card, he removes the lollipop from his mouth to thank her and in the next camera shot he's removing it again. (00:34:00)


Continuity mistake: When the Malloy Twins are racing, the weather alternates from being totally overcast to sunny. When they first start, it is overcast. When the race starts and the camera pans in on the race car before it is flattened, there is sunlight on the side of the car. (00:19:00)

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Visible crew/equipment: When the trolley with Yen in is taken into the vault, the shot from inside the vault shows the reflection of the crew to our left of the door. (01:18:00)

Continuity mistake: When Rusty is sitting next to Saul at the Greyhound race track, just before Rusty leaves, he puts his beverage/orange ice cream down, watch closely and you can see that the spoon switches sides between shots. (00:24:05)


Continuity mistake: At the poker game at the beginning, Rusty says, "Guys, whats the first lesson in poker." In this shot, between Danny and the actor with the gold like jacket on, the actor with no cards in his right hand raises his left hand to talk to Rusty. However, in the following shot from Rusty's POV, that actor is now holding the cards in his right hand. (00:08:55)


Continuity mistake: When Rusty goes to talk to Danny in the warehouse where they are creating the replica, in one of the shots, you can see Danny is standing behind Rusty, in the following shot he is standing in front. (00:43:55)


Continuity mistake: When Rusty and Danny are at Reuben's house talking to him over lunch, the three objects to the right of Reuben on the table (one of them is black, the other two are gold) change position between shots.

Continuity mistake: When Danny and Linus are at the bottom of the elevator shaft, Danny cuts his wire and lands. When Linus cuts his there is a shot when Danny lands on the shaft floor, and Linus's feet are visible on the ground, yet in the following shot his feet land on the ground again. (01:20:50)


Danny: Does he make you laugh?
Tess: He doesn't make me cry.

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Trivia: Don Cheadle's billing/crediting in the movie was of significant dispute. Cheadle wanted to be mentioned above the title at the end of the movie - "pre title credits" - as a featured actor, along with Clooney, Pitt, and Damon, as opposed to being mentioned after the credits with the remaining cast members. His ask was refused by the director, and in response to that refusal, Cheadle said that he didn't want to be mentioned anywhere in the credits if he couldn't be granted pre-title credits. Cheadle's ask was granted in both Oceans 12 and Oceans 13, and he is mentioned before the title at the end of each movie.

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Question: Does anyone know what Rusty is referencing with his "A Boskie, a Jim Brown..." speech when he and Danny are getting the blue prints for the vault?

Answer: The implication, from the context of the full conversation, is that these are all names for specific types of cons. The Boesky, for example, may refer to Ivan Boesky, a Wall Street trader who served a prison sentence for an insider dealing scam. A Boesky is therefore an inside man claiming to be a wealthy bankroller. A Jim Brown is the confrontation between Linus and Frank, Miss Daisy is the getaway vehicle, two Jethros are the Malloy twins, a Leon Spinks is the disrupted boxing match, and an Ella Fitzgerald refers to the looped tape.

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