The Bank Job - Movie Synopsis & Plot
Inspired by the infamous 1971 robbery that took place at the Lloyds Bank in Marylebone London, LIONSGATE's ® THE BANK JOB stars Jason Statham (TRANSPORTER, SNATCH, CRANK, THE ITALIAN JOB) and Saffron Burrows (KLIMT, ENIGMA). The highly-charged heist thriller tautly interweaves high-level corruption, murder and sexual scandal in 1970s England.
A car dealer with a dodgy past and new family, Terry (Statham) has always avoided major-league scams. But when Martine (Burrows), a beautiful model from his old neighborhood, offers him a lead on a foolproof bank hit on London's Baker Street, Terry recognizes the opportunity of a lifetime. Martine targets a roomful of safe deposit boxes worth millions in cash and jewelry. But Terry and his crew don't realize the boxes also contain a treasure trove of dirty secrets - secrets that will thrust them into a deadly web of corruption and illicit scandal that spans London's criminal underworld, the highest echelons of the British government, and the Royal Family itself...the true story of a heist gone wrong...in all the right ways.
Organized crime has often been a topic of fascination for filmmakers and novelists alike. Perhaps it’s the mythology of stealing the American dream without all of that pesky work (or more accurately, without being born into it), or a desire to see the seedy underbelly of a culture that seems relatively structured. Either way, it’d odd that a society with such an overt need for order would find a glamour and escapism in watching criminals make their own rules. It touches on some interesting thoughts surrounding ideas of freedom and tendencies towards chaos.
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