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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
Michael Gambon ... Billy the Fish Lincoln
Francesca Annis ... Lynne Reader
Jim Broadbent ... Terry Perkins
Charlie Cox ... Basil
Ray Winstone ... Danny Jones
Tom Courtenay ... John Kenny Collins
Keely Cat Wells ... Ballerina
Paul Whitehouse ... Carl Wood
Martha Howe-Douglas ... Lip Reader
Kellie Shirley ... Terri Robinson
Ben Willbond ... Building Society Branch Manager
Matt Bardock Matt Bardock ... Detective Inspector Johnson
Josephine Butler ... Chic Woman
Ingrid Lacey ... Perkins' Granddaughter (as Iris Lacey)
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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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This is the true story of Britain's biggest robbery. 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:

$11,353,515
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Color:

Color | Black and White (some scenes)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The song playing over the main titles is "What'cha Gonna Do About It" by British group The Small Faces. In 1965, The Small Faces appeared in a British film "Dateline Diamonds" which featured a diamond heist from Hatton Gardens as a plot point. See more »

Goofs

When inside the car Carl (Paul Whitehouse) and Danny (Ray Winstone) are talking to each other. Carl is shown throwing a cigarette butt out the window before closing it. There's audio supporting this. When the camera changes angle from behind Carl, the window can be seen to be open again. 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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Connections

References Quadrophenia (1979) See more »

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The Man
Written by Robert Kool Bell (as Robert Bell)/Ronald Bell/Donald Boyce/George Funky Brown (as George Brown)/Brandon Flowers/Dave Keuning/Garret Lee/Robert Spike Mickens (as Robert Mickens)/Otha Nash/Claydes Smith/Mark Stoermer/Dennis D.T. Thomas (as Dennis Thomas)/Ronnie Vannucci (as Ronnie Vannucci Jr)/Richard Westfield
Performed by Jamie Cullum
Courtesy of Island Records
Under license from Universal Music Operations Ltd
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Disappointing considering the cast
19 September 2018 | by smith-c57See all my reviews

With the cast they got together and the true story it is based on this should have been a winner, sadly I don't think it was, poorly written and a bit dull to be honest, caine, Broadbent and company do their best but even they look a bit bored with the whole thing, could've been so good


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