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The “Ocean’s” Movie Series
Submitted by stickystebee

The 3 Ocean’s movies - simply named Ocean’s 11, Ocean’s 12 and Ocean’s 13 – have been very popular amongst movie-goers and the long-awaited third instalment did not disappoint the avid fan-base that the franchise has compiled over the years. For anyone who has yet to see the films, here is a quick run-down of the plots to set you on your way.

In the first movie, Ocean’s 11, Daniel Ocean (played by George Clooney) is released on parole after a four year jail sentence for theft and immediately starts planning the robbery of a high security vault shared by three Las Vegas casinos. He tracks down his right hand man, Rusty (Brad Pitt) and together they assemble a team of eleven guys including an explosives expert, a pickpocket par excellence, two getaway drivers, a card sharp, a geeky electronics genius and a Chinese acrobat. It soon transpires that Danny's real goal is to win back his ex-wife and bankrupt the man she's currently dating (who just happens to own the three casinos at the centre of the heist).

The sequel, Ocean’s 12, is set three years after the original heist, and the gang responsible have gone their separate ways. Terry Benedict (Andy Garcia), the owner of the casinos in the first film, not only wants his money back but he also wants three years interest. He has managed to track down the members of the gang and tells each one that in return for the money they can live! Danny Ocean rounds up the gang as they need to find a job to cover the cost of repaying Benedict. They decide to go to Europe because they are too well known in the USA. In search of some rich pickings the gang fly off to Amsterdam.

The final instalment, Ocean’s 13, sees Willie Banks (Al Pacino) rip-off Reuben Tishkoff (Elliott Gould) in a hotel deal, and Ocean’s men aim to gain revenge. On the opening night of Bank’s casino, the heist is put into action to ruin his fortune and teach him a lesson for what he did to one of the Eleven. The gang aim to pay Bank back in two ways. Firstly, they turn over the odds of winning in favour of the casino-goers. Secondly, they aim to ruin his reputation as a ‘5-star’ hotelier. The plan seems almost impossible, but after the first two things, would anything surprise you?

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