Ocean's Thirteen

Synopsis: The last time we saw Danny Ocean's crew, they were paying back ruthless casino mogul Terry Benedict after stealing millions from him. However, it's been a while since they've come back together, which is all about to change. When one of their own, Reuben Tishkoff, builds a hotel with another casino owner, Willy Bank, the last thing he ever wanted was to get cut out of the deal personally by the loathsome Bank. Bank's attitude even goes so far as to finding the amusement in Tishkoff's misfortune when the double crossing lands Reuben in the hospital because of a heart attack. However, Danny and his crew won't stand for Bank and what he's done to a friend. Uniting with their old enemy Benedict, who himself has a vendetta against Bank, the crew is out to pull off a major plan; one that will unfold on the night Bank's newest hot spot opens up. They're not in this for the money, but for the revenge.
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Director(s): Steven Soderbergh
Production: Warner Bros. Pictures
  1 win & 5 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
122 min



Where is he?

Gotta go.

What's the latest?

-Nothing. They say the first 24 hours...

-Right, right...

-Did she understand?

-It's not their fight.

Did she understand?

It's not their fight.


-Hey, Linus.

-Hey, where are Tess and Isabel?

-It's not their fight.

Any change?

He's in critical condition, but he's

still alive. You know, if he doesn't...

-Is Stan there?

-Yeah, he's been there an hour.

Stan'll tell us what's going on.

Myocardial infarction.

He's endured an incredible

shock to his system.

Can he recover? Yes.

Will he recover?

It helps if they have

something to live for.


Friends, then.

Maybe that'll be enough.

Reuben, when it comes to Willy

Bank, you can't rely on contracts.

My lawyers say they're ironclad.

[Four weeks earlier... ]

-Give me credit for my business sechel.

-I just don't think it's a good idea.

-Neither does Rusty.

-Well, I'm doing it. It's done.

And you tell Rusty that I won't have

to pull jobs to keep my hotel solvent.

Hey, Reuben.

You fellas are young.

You don't understand.

Do you know that the Inuit people put

their elders out on a ice floe...

... to die when they're

too old to hunt? Thanks.

That's just a myth.

Well, that ain't gonna happen to me.

I can still hunt.

This is it. It's my chance. I used

to mean something in this town.

I would walk into a restaurant.

If it was full...

... they'd snap out a new

table for me like that!

So Reuben, if you're worried

about your place in history...

... then let us get a street

named after you, or a boulevard.

We can talk about that when I'm dead.


... I appreciate you coming this far

to see me, but I gotta do this.



Reuben! Oh, so good

of you to come.

Of course. Of course. Are there

more items for my punch list?

I got so much energy, I can

hardly sleep from the excitement!

Where are you at on the

visas for the chefs?

My man in Washington says they'll

be stamped by the time we open.

-No, no, no. Not good enough.

-That's what I said.

Oh, that's good. And

the chandeliers?

My ex-wife's new brother-in-law... You

don't need the details. It's done!

Half price. They're

already at the warehouse.

And because I know it

mattered to you...

... I appeared before

the city council.

The one-way street leading

away from the rear entrance...

... now leads toward

the rear entrance.

-All roads lead to the Midas!

-This is perfect!

Great views up here. Where's

the partners' desk gonna be?

Oh, no partners' desk.

-Two desks?

-No two desks. One desk.

One chairman's desk. One.

The arrangement is changing.

Was changed. As a matter of

fact, there is no arrangement.

Everybody said that you

would try to screw me.

That you done it to every

one of your partners.

But I defended you.

I said, "No!"

"Me and Willy Bank been

around long enough..."

"... that we both shook

Sinatra's hand."

"And there's a code among guys

that shook Sinatra's hand."

Screw Sinatra's hand.


-You're dead weight.

You think I'm gonna carry you

and pay you at the same time?

Reuben, you're out!

-Never. This is my land.

-Was. Was your land.

-You signed it over to the corporation.

-For 50-percent interest!

Which I'm gonna ask you

to sign over to me...

... for a small cash payment.

-I'm not signing that.


Get out of here. I'm

not signin' that.

What are you gonna do,

throw me off the roof?

Not like I don't want to.

This is wrong.

This is all wrong.

You're leaving me with nothing.

You know, you're right.

And it's rude.


It's the first batch.

Just got made.

You changed the name.

I like it better!

Don't you?


He always was too trusting.

-Is, Saul. Is.

-Of course. Is.

You try talking him

out of it next time.

Look, Bank hurt Reuben.

I know how that makes me feel. I

know what that makes me wanna do.

Oh, I'll tell you what I'm gonna do.

I'm gonna get close to Bank

and I don't care

if it gets messy.

I'll drive you. We'll get

him leaving his barber.

Good, then I'll inject him.

Yeah and I'll find a spot

to get rid of the body.

All valid ideas.

Great initiative. But...

But even though Bank stepped over the line,

we have to do what's best for Reuben.

Which means, we offer

Bank a Billy Martin.

Wait a minute and then what? He goes for

it and that's it? He just gets off?

-That's the rule.

-No, that's the rules...

... for someone who understands

the rules, which Bank don't.

'Cause he already broke them.

So he don't get the chance.

For Reuben...

... I think we

give him a chance.

I need answers before I ask questions.

You get that?

All right, do it.

So... some guys I

take seriously...

-... told me you're a serious guy.


What I want, what's

most important to me...

... is that Reuben gets his

share of the hotel restored.

And I'm here to give you

a chance to do that.

Oh, you're gonna

give me a chance?


It's a Billy Martin? I pass.

The last time I looked...

And I look every morning.

It was my name

listed as owner...

... on more valuable property in this

state than anyone else in history.

-Which means you got a lot more to lose.

-Well, I don't lose.

People who bet on me to lose

lose and they lose big.

You come at me, you better

know I move quick...

... and when I do, I slice

like a goddamn hammer.

So you're not gonna

make Reuben whole?

If Reuben was too weak or too stupid

to see what was coming down...

... then you know what?

He don't belong here.

He's made the right choice:

Roll over and die. Let him be.

How long do I have to

wait for a conduit?

I don't want the labor pains.

I just want the baby.

Six months later...

Well, thanks for coming.

Thanks for the hundred grand.

If this takes longer than a day, though,

we're gonna have to renegotiate.

That's fair.

I'd like some Sencha

or Genmaicha.

Green tea. Yes, sir.

And don't burn it. Pour it just

before boiling point, not after.

-Green tea. Si, signore.


Just us three?

-For now, we figured...

-Figured we'd talk to you first.

-Good Lord. How stuck are you?


-Stalled, really.


Run it for me.

Don't leave anything out.

Give me the big picture.

-You wanna...?

-It's all yours.

-Where should we start?

-With the hotel.

Bank's swinging for the

fences on this one.

Forget weekenders and conventioneers.

He's built this place for whales.

It's a shoo-in for the Five Diamond Award.

The marble was handpicked in Italy.

The chefs stolen from the highest-rated

restaurants in the Michelin guide book.

In the villas, for his big players,

the silverware is actually gold.

Bank's greatest strength

is also his weakness: Ego.

He's been spending his days checking and

rechecking every inch of the property...

... getting ready for the

grand opening celebration.

It's a compulsion.

Bank's right-hand man is a

Abigail Sponder.

We're gonna have to let you go.

Turn in your uniform.

I only gained 4 pounds.

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Brian Koppelman

Brian William Koppelman (born April 27, 1966) is an American filmmaker, essayist, podcaster, TV series creator, former music business executive and record producer. Koppelman is the co-writer of Ocean's Thirteen and Rounders, the producer for films including The Illusionist and The Lucky Ones, the director for films including Solitary Man and the documentary This Is What They Want for ESPN as part of their 30 for 30 series, and the co-creator, showrunner, and executive producer of Showtime's Billions. more…

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