Ocean's Eleven

Question: When Saul is dressing up in front of the mirror for the final night, he collapses on the bed. Rusty, who's watching the scene, doesn't seem too bothered about it. Was Saul simply rehearsing his part, including the fainting, or did Rusty have enough confidence in him to believe he would not fail even if he felt ill?

Crisponzio Pastrelli Santangelo

Chosen answer: Rusty is aware that Saul is just rehearsing. He knows Saul well enough to be able to tell if he was really having a medical episode.

raywest Premium member

Question: What is the point of having Reuben in the gang? What does he do? Provide them with money? Because everyone else has at least one job, except for him.

yagoduppel

Question: What is the piece of music in the film when Tess and Terry Benedict are glancing at the artwork on the wall? It also appears during the end credits after the track "69 Police." It doesn't feature on the soundtrack and I can't find it anywhere.

Answer: The song is part of the film's original motion picture score.

filledemot

Question: what is the significance of Danny's whole "house" speech? "Because the house always wins. If you play long enough, never change the stakes, the house takes you. Unless, when the perfect hand comes you bet big, and then you take the house" ?

Answer: Basically, what he's saying is that the casinos are set up so that, in the long term, they win - obviously, really, as they have to make a profit - and that the only way to win there is, when you have a really good hand, to go for it in a big way, and only then can you come out on top. It's about taking an opportunity when you see it - a roundabout way of referring to his own plan, which is extremely risky, but with the right level of commitment (people, finance and so forth) could allow them all to win big.

Tailkinker Premium member

Question: Why does Rusty tell Benedict "mini bar" after telling him he's staying at the Bellagio?

Answer: He was making a suggestion on how to improve the room.

MasterOfAll

Question: Why are the Malloy twins referred to as twins (I don't see any resemblance)?

Answer: They could be fraternal twins. Fraternal twins don't always share a resemblance.

MasterOfAll

Answer: It's a play on "Irish twins" - 2 children, one born 9 months after the other.

Question: How does the little bomb they plant destroy the door to the vault, and why does the security system in place when Yen is in the box suddenly stop working, allowing them to pack the money up?

Answer: The green gems we see Yen place on the door are actually explosives. When Danny sets off the detonator these blow the hinges on the vault door and the systems that control the field on the ground. Earlier Livingston entered the security room so he has a connection to the security. When Yen entered, he switched the feed to footage of the empty vault.

MasterOfAll

Question: When the 2 brothers leave the elevator with the cart with Yen in it, the camera zooms in on the waiter's uniform on the floor. Why? Someone asked before 'wouldn't Benedict have seen them change in the elevator'. What I want to know, is why would they leave evidence in the elevator and it never be revisited for the rest of the movie? Seems very strange. Could a part of the movie be missing?

parabri

Chosen answer: They leave the stuff there because there is no other place to put it - they can't be seen with it and Yen is in the cart. And Livingston already had control over the security cameras. He would just have to turn them to video while they were in the elevator.

LorgSkyegon

Question: At the end when the team are standing in front of the huge fountain and leave on at the time, what is the music in the background?

Answer: "Clair de Lune" by Claude Debussy.

Tailkinker Premium member

Question: They use a pinch in this movie to cut the power. How does a pinch actually work? Why did they need one in this film?

manthabeat Premium member

Chosen answer: They needed to shut off the power in order to turn off the detectors in the lift-shaft. There was no way to do that locally, so shutting down the entire city was the only option, using an EMP, a massive wave of electromagnetic energy that disrupts electrical equipment. In real life, pinches are generally used to create high-intensity X-rays for scientific study, and they're very large - much larger than the one seen in the film. It is true that they cause electromagnetic interference when fired, but nothing like on the scale seen in the film. However, given that the only source of an EMP with the strength to really black out the whole place would be a nuclear explosion, it's understandable that the makers of the film decided to play around with the laws of physics a bit.

Tailkinker Premium member

Question: What is it that Yen is stacking up when he is sitting on the diving board?

Answer: It is a house of playing cards.

moviemogul

Answer: He didn't want a credit for his part, he would prefer it was uncredited. As far as I know he has not given a reason.

Question: When they are heading down in the lift to the vault in the SWAT suits, who is the character to left of Brad Pitt? Because as you can see his face he doesn't look like any of the Oceans 11 characters at all.

Answer: This is actually a mistake in the movie, there is an extra person in the elevator. It is listed in the mistakes.

lionhead

Plot hole: Where do the flyers come from that are in the bags that are carried out of the vault and into the van? Danny and Linus couldn't have taken them down there and there is no room with the Chinese man. They are carried out to the van before the SWAT team appears, which means they'd have to have been in the vault to start with? In the commentary by Steven Soderbergh he acknowledges that there's no explanation. (01:35:05)

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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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