The Bank Job


1h 50m 2008

Brief Synopsis

True story of a 1970's London bank heist with major political ramifications. A group of burglars tunnel through to the basement of a bank, but the tunnel almost collapses on them. Their communications with one another, via walkie-talkies and ham radios, are overheard and the police are notified. The police respond but don't find the robbers because they fail to look in the basement. The robbers steal the contents of the safety deposit boxes which contain compromising photographs and other evidence of wrong-doing by major politicians and business people. Before they can escape, however, their getaway car is stolen and the replacement truck gets stuck in the tunnel until a little boy, passing by the tunnel entrance, suggests that they let the air out of the tires and this helps them escape. After their escape they are tracked by the police as well as the powerful people they have inadvertently robbed.

Film Details

Also Known As
Baker St. Boys, Baker Street, Baker Street Boys, Bank Job, Pinch, The
MPAA Rating
Genre
Comedy
Drama
Crime
Thriller
Period
Release Date
2008
Production Company
Derek Townshend
Distribution Company
Lionsgate
Location
United Kingdom

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 50m

Synopsis

True story of a 1970's London bank heist with major political ramifications. A group of burglars tunnel through to the basement of a bank, but the tunnel almost collapses on them. Their communications with one another, via walkie-talkies and ham radios, are overheard and the police are notified. The police respond but don't find the robbers because they fail to look in the basement. The robbers steal the contents of the safety deposit boxes which contain compromising photographs and other evidence of wrong-doing by major politicians and business people. Before they can escape, however, their getaway car is stolen and the replacement truck gets stuck in the tunnel until a little boy, passing by the tunnel entrance, suggests that they let the air out of the tires and this helps them escape. After their escape they are tracked by the police as well as the powerful people they have inadvertently robbed.

Crew

John Airs

Transportation

Noel Allen

Driver

David Alper

Executive Producer

Bon Appetit

Caterer

Yasu Asami

High Definition Systems Engineer

George Awburn

Visual Effects Editor

Philip Babbage

Plasterer

Johann Sebastian Bach

Song

Chas Bain

Camera Operator

Matthew Baker

Assistant Director

Danny Baldwin

Stunt Coordinator

Danny Baldwin

Stunts

Philip Ball

Stand-In

Steve Balsamo

Song

Edward Barlow

Grip

Celia Barnett

Researcher

Patricia Barr

Medic

Julie Barton

Costumes

Martin Bayley

Sound

Nathan Bayliss

Titles

Louise Begbie

Art Department

Kevin Bennett

Driver

Mairi Bett

Coproducer

Alfie Biddle

Camera Assistant

Alan Billam

Construction

Nik Billam-smith

Carpenter

Gavin Bocquet

Production Designer

Marc Bolan

Song

Ashley Bond

Assistant Camera

David Booth

Visual Effects Supervisor

Peter Boothby

Production Assistant

Janie Bradford

Song

Michael Brewster

Camera Operator

Michael Brewster

Dp/Cinematographer

Michael Brewster

Director Of Photography

Kate Bronte-stewart

Office Runner

Anthony Brookman

Dresser

Paul Brown

Electrician

Steve Brown

Plasterer

Anni Browning

Other

Paul Buckley

3-D Animator

Julian Bucknall

Assistant Camera

Dan Budd

Accounting Assistant

Steve Burgess

Sound Effects Editor

Nathalie Burgun

Assistant

Julie Burnham

Medic

John Bush

Set Decorator

Brendan Campbell

Assistant Director

Brendan Campbell

Production Manager

Danny Carr

Electrician

Steve Carroll

Plasterer

Steve Casey

Generator Operator

Carmel Cassidy

Construction

Kirstin Chalmers

Makeup

Kirstin Chalmers

Hair

Steve Chasman

Producer

Michael Chisholm

Costumes

Martin Chitty

Dresser

Nick Chopping

Stunt Performer

Mally Chung

Location Scout

Mike Clark-hall

Production Assistant

Naomi Cleaver

Production Manager

Dick Clement

Screenplay

Pat Coleman

Driver

Andy Collins

Song

Ben Collins

Art Director

Ian Colmar

Driver

Mick Coomber

Driver

Ruth Coulson

Assistant Editor

Luke Coulter

Assistant Camera

Mick Coulter

Director Of Photography

Mick Coulter

Dp/Cinematographer

Tom Crooke

Location Scout

Steve Cropper

Song

Francesca Crowder

Makeup Artist

Chris Cullum

Advisor

Mary Cybriwsky

Assistant

Quentin Davies

Propman

Ray Davies

Song

Emma Davis

Props Buyer

Joy Maxwell Davis

Medic

Kevin Day

Electrician

Bruno De Santa

Costumes

Peter Dee

Makeup Artist

Luigi Desole

Line Producer

Robert Dibble

Assistant Camera

Odile Dicks-mireaux

Costume Designer

Paul Dimmer

Special Effects Technician

Laura Dishington

Graphics Coordinator

Justin Dix

Art Director

Lucy Donowho

Dresser

Aaron Douglas

Crane Grip

Sarah Downes

Makeup Artist

Allison Drury

Transportation Captain

Wil Du

Art Department

Ross Duffy

Electrician

Peta Dunstall

Makeup Artist

Terry Edland

Gaffer

Giles Edleston

Location Manager

Ricky Edwards

Original Music

Maria Efthymiopou

Casting

Jack English

Photography

Mark English

Makeup Artist

Rick English

Stunts

Wayne Evans

Transportation

Trevor Eve

Painter

Alan Fairlie

Digital Effects Artist

Jo Farrugia

Assistant

Arthur Fenn

Sound

John Ferguson

Assistant Camera

Helen Field

Sound

Scott Fischer

Executive Producer

Helen Fleming

Assistant

Amelia Ford

Assistant Editor

Peter Ford

Line Producer

Hollie Foster

Assistant Production Coordinator

Matthew Foster

Propman

Alison Fowler

Costumes

Mark Fox-potten

Rigging Electrician

Sarah Franzl

Stunts

Russell Frost

Stunts

Russell Frost

Stunt Coordinator

Jamie Gambell

Sound Recordist

Alex Gartner

Executive Producer

Becca Gatrell

Music

Massimo Gattabrusi

Hair Stylist

Amber Gelwey

Transportation Coordinator

David Gibson

Carpenter

John Gilbert

Editor

Alex Gladstone

Location Scout

Alan G. Glazer

Executive Producer

Helene Glover

Makeup Assistant

Alan Gooch

Painter

Andy Good

Carpenter

Adrian Goodwin

Grip

Tania Gordon

Office Runner

Berry Gordy

Song

James Grant

Location Scout

Kim Green

Music

Carol Greenfield

Makeup Artist

Robin Grey

Music Engineer

Kim Grossman

Dresser

Lee Grumett

Assistant Director

Kate Guest

Special Effects Coordinator

Henry Gumble

Transportation Captain

David Haberfield

Painter

Gary Hamilton

Executive Producer

Wayne Hammond

Carpenter

Jamie Hardy

Boom Operator

Ella Harris

Production

Sasha Harris

Unit Production Manager

James Harvey

Adr/Dialogue Editor

Philip Harvey

Art Director

Rob Hay

Accountant

Simon Hayes

Sound Mixer

Tony Hayes

Rigging Gaffer

Simon Hayter

Sound Recordist

Bernard Hearn

Props

Paul Hearn

Props

Justin Heitman

Colorist

Bernard Hellier

Videotape Operator

Dominic Hellier

Digital Effects Artist

Jodie Hellingman

Hairdresser

Rob Hempenstall

Transportation Captain

Steve Hideg

Crane Grip

Brian Holmes

Special Effects Coordinator

Megan Hooper

Medic

Polly Hope

Script Supervisor

Mark Hopkins

Assistant Director

Andy Horwitz

Assistant

Lee Hosken

Carpenter

Toby Hosking

Assistant Director

Stuart Howell

Camera Operator

Peter Hoyland

Original Music

Martin Hume

Camera Operator

Stuart Hurst

Electrician

Neil Huxley

Graphic Designer

Bob Jackson

Carpenter

Jessica Jaworski

Assistant

Polly Jefferies

Production Coordinator

Andrew Jerram

Camera Focus Puller

Matt Johnson

Special Effects Technician

Robin Johnson

Boom Operator

Adam Jones

Software Engineer

Lawrence Joseph

Accounting Assistant

Pat Karam

Location Scout

Ryan Kavanaugh

Executive Producer

Charlotte Keating

Assistant

Hugo Keating

Propman

Michael Keeble

Driver

Brett Kelly

Music Conductor

Brian Kelly

Driver

Jenny Kent

Dialect Coach

John King

Electrician

Tamara King

Office Runner

Rachel Knowles

Post-Production Coordinator

Rick Kornaat

Unit Manager

Adrian Kortus

Other

Mark Kupenga

Electrician

Poli Kyriacou

Costumes

Film Details

Also Known As
Baker St. Boys, Baker Street, Baker Street Boys, Bank Job, Pinch, The
MPAA Rating
Genre
Comedy
Drama
Crime
Thriller
Period
Release Date
2008
Production Company
Derek Townshend
Distribution Company
Lionsgate
Location
United Kingdom

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 50m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Spring March 7, 2008

Released in United States on Video July 15, 2008

Stefan Schwartz was previously attached to direct. Harold Becker previously attached to direct.

Project previously in development at Miramax. Previously in development at Lawrence Bender Productions. Previously in development at Franchise Pictures. Previously in development at Myriad Pictures with Warner Bros to distribute.

Released in United States Spring March 7, 2008

Released in United States on Video July 15, 2008