The Bank Job

Year: 2008
Production Co: Mosaic Media Group
Director: Roger Donaldson
Writer: Dick Clement/Ian La Frenais
Cast: Jason Statham, Saffron Burrows

The Bank Job's hero, Terry, is tailor made for Jason Statham, a small time cockney con who ended up pulling off the most audacious bank robbery in England's history. He's a good-hearted soul to his mates and family and a hard bastard when the situation calls for it.

And when the job turns out to be a sting orchestrated by MI5, Terry's going to need to be a very hard bastard. With a dangerous porn producer and bent rozzers closing in and Britain's most powerful spy agency pulling the strings, what chance does Terry and the crew have of getting out alive, let alone nicked?

Kiwi-born director and Hollywood vet Roger Donaldson gets the look and style just right, with the high times of London's east end in the 70s bought to garish life. Based on true events, The Bank Job has nerve-sawing tension, laughs, liberal dollops of naked flesh and a cracking plot that has to be seen to be believed.

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