Ocean's Eleven
Filmfest 2008

The original was a classic gather-the-posse buddy movie. The guys had bonded as paratroopers in World War II and then come together for another mission. Each has a personal reason to pull the heist: One wants to get his wife out of stripping, one is dying of cancer and needs to pay his kid's way through college, another wants to play baseball but is forced to drive a garbage truck because he's black – he wants to buy his way out of his life. There's a moment in the Sinatra film when his character says, quite offhandedly, to Dean Martin: "You know, sometimes I think the only reason I got into this caper was to see you again." Karen Croft, salon.com

tags: Feature film

Cast: Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr., Peter Lawford, Angie Dickinson


Director: Lewis Milestone