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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.

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James Marsh

Writers:

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

Credited cast:
Michael Caine ... Brian Reader
Francesca Annis ... Lynne Reader
Michael Gambon ... Billy the Fish Lincoln
Charlie Cox ... Basil
Jim Broadbent ... Terry Perkins
Ray Winstone ... Danny Jones
Tom Courtenay ... John Kenny Collins
Martha Howe-Douglas ... Lip Reader
Kellie Shirley ... Terri Robinson
Paul Whitehouse ... Carl Wood
Keely Cat Wells ... Ballerina
Matt Bardock Matt Bardock ... Detective Inspector Johnson
Bernardo Santos ... Police Officer
Ann Akin ... DC Amy
Deborah Rock ... Jeweller / 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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One high security vault. Millions up for grabs. One hell of a retirement fund. See more »

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Crime | Drama

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Rated R for language throughout | See all certifications »

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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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Color | Black and White (some scenes)

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2.35 : 1
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On March 15, 2019, Michael Seed was found guilty at Woolwich Crown Court, of conspiracy to burgle, having being identified as "Basil". 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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References Mister Magoo (1960) See more »

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Performed by Tom Jones
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Slow and dud
7 October 2018 | by somjeet-roySee all my reviews

The whole storyline feels so washed up and the way the movie progresses makes it so dull that you will find people yawning by the end of the movie. The robbery itself is so badly portrayed in the movie that you will hardly find your foot on the gas pedal, let alone any suttle suspense.


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