Ocean's Eleven

Ocean's Eleven is a 2001 American heist comedy film directed by Steven Soderbergh and written by Ted Griffin. The first installment of the Ocean's franchise, it is a remake of the 1960 Rat Pack film of the same name. Ocean's Eleven features an ensemble cast, including George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Matt Damon, Don Cheadle, Andy García, Bernie Mac and Julia Roberts. The story follows friends Danny Ocean (Clooney) and Rusty Ryan (Pitt), who plan a heist of $160 million from casino owner Terry Benedict (García), the lover of Ocean's ex-wife Tess (Roberts).

Ocean's Eleven
Theatrical release poster
Directed bySteven Soderbergh
Screenplay byTed Griffin
Based onOcean's 11
by Harry Brown & Charles Lederer
George Clayton Johnson & Jack Golden Russell
Produced byJerry Weintraub
CinematographySteven Soderbergh (as Peter Andrews)
Edited byStephen Mirrione
Music byDavid Holmes
Distributed byWarner Bros. Pictures
Release date
  • December 7, 2001 (2001-12-07) (United States)
Running time
117 minutes
CountryUnited States
Budget$85 million[1]
Box office$450.7 million[1]

Upon release, the film was a success at the box office and with critics; it was the fifth highest-grossing film of 2001, with a worldwide gross of $450 million. Soderbergh directed two sequels, Ocean's Twelve in 2004 and Ocean's Thirteen in 2007, which make up the Ocean's Trilogy. Ocean's 8, a spin-off with an all-female lead cast, was released in 2018.[2][3]

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