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King of Thieves (2018)

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A true crime movie about a crew of retired crooks who pull off a major heist in London's jewelry district. What starts off as their last criminal hurrah, quickly turns into a brutal nightmare due to greed. Based on infamous true events.

Director:

James Marsh

Writers:

Joe Penhall (screenplay), Mark Seal (magazine article)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Michael Caine ... Brian Reader
Michael Gambon ... Billy the Fish Lincoln
Charlie Cox ... Basil
Jim Broadbent ... Terry Perkins
Francesca Annis ... Lynne Reader
Ray Winstone ... Danny Jones
Kellie Shirley ... Terri Robinson
Tom Courtenay ... John Kenny Collins
Paul Whitehouse ... Carl Wood
Martha Howe-Douglas ... Lip Reader
Keely Cat Wells ... Ballerina
Ben Willbond ... Building Society Branch Manager
Matt Bardock Matt Bardock ... Detective Inspector Johnson
Josephine Butler ... Chic Woman
Lampros Kalfuntzos ... Trendy Passerby
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Storyline

Based on infamous true events, a famous thief, Brian Reader (Sir Michael Caine), pulls together a band of misfit criminals to plot the biggest bank heist in British history. The thieves manage to escape with allegedly over two hundred million British pounds worth of stolen jewels and money. When Police are called to the scene and the investigation starts, the cracks between the eccentric gang members begin to show as they row over how to share the goods and become increasingly distrustful of each other. Written by Saban Films

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Based on the unbelievable true story of the Hatton Garden heist. See more »

Genres:

Crime | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language throughout | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

Official Facebook | Official site

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 January 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Over the Hill Mob See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,502, 27 January 2019

Gross USA:

$7,518

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$11,336,557
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Color | Black and White (some scenes)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The events depicted in this movie are, astonishingly, based on a true story. During the Easter bank holiday period of April 2015, a gang of middle-aged and O.A.P. veteran criminals really did break into the Hatton Garden Safe Deposit Company in central London using the methods depicted in this movie and stole somewhere between fourteen million to twenty-five million British pounds worth of valuables from safe deposit boxes (the exact amount is unclear as customers with safe deposit boxes didn't necessarily want to report what their boxes contained). The initial success and surprise of the robbery, however, was short-lived, as the perpetrators were caught within a matter of a few weeks by Police after modern crime solving methods and clumsiness by the thieves themselves resulted in a string of arrests. See more »

Goofs

Charlie is seen taking trips to and from Kent on HS1. In one shot the train changes from high speed overhead operation to third rail slower main line operation, then immediately afterwards changes back to HS1 track. See more »

Quotes

Basil: [To Brian Reader, referring to the other gang members who contradicted his version of events ; and quoting Mandy Rice-Davies from her London-based "Scandal" testimony ] They would say that, wouldn't they ?
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Soundtracks

Steppin' Out
Written by James Bracken
Performed by John Mayall & The Bluesbreakers (as John Mayall's Bluesbreakers)
Courtesy of Decca Music Group Ltd
Under license from Universal Music Operations Ltd
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Feels like a TV movie
23 September 2018 | by the_jpsSee all my reviews

It's distracting entertainment, but it has a made-for-TV feel, which ITV might commission for a soggy bank holiday. Cinematically uninspiring. The script is pandering to a similar audience; I can imagine some giggling at the swearing, farting and buttocks.


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