Ocean's Eleven (2001)

Ocean's Eleven (2001) quotes

90 total quotes (ID: 797)

Basher Tarr
Danny Ocean
Frank Catton
Linus Caldwell
Livingston Dell
Other
Reuben Tishkoff
Rusty Ryan
Saul Bloom
Terry Benedict
Tess Ocean


[last minute tips for Linus]
Rusty: Where you gonna put your hands?
[Linus places his hands on briefcase handle]
Rusty: No good.
[Linus touches his tie]
Rusty: Don't touch your tie. Look at me. Okay. I ask you a question, you have to think of the answer. Where do you look?
[Linus looks down]
Rusty: No good. You look down, they know you're lying. And up, they know you don't know the truth. Don't use seven words when four will do. Don't shift your weight, look always at your mark but don't stare, be specific but not memorable, be funny but don't make him laugh. He's got to like you then forget you the moment you've left his side. And for God's sake, whatever you do, don't, under any circumstances--
Livingston: Rus?
Rusty: Yeah?
Livingston: Come look at this?
Rusty: Sure.


Saul: Are you going to tell me? Or should I just say No and get it over with?
Rusty: Saul, you're the best there is. You're in Cooperstown. What do you want?
Saul: Nothing. I've got a duplex now, wall-to-wall, goldfish. I'm seeing a nice lady who works the "Unmentionables" counter at Macy's. I've changed.
Rusty: Guys like us don't change, Saul. We either stay sharp or we get sloppy, we don't change.
Saul: Quit conning me.

Danny: It's never been tried.
Reuben: Ho, ho... "It's never been tried." Oh, it's been tried. A few guys even came close. You know the three most successful robberies in the history of Vegas?
[flashback - the gaming room at the Horseshow, in black-and-white]
Reuben: [voiceover] Number three, the Bronze Medal - pencil-neck grabs a lockbox at the Horseshoe...
[a man grabs a lockbox out of a guard's hand and runs for the door, and six guards instantly tackle him to the floor]
Reuben: He got two steps closer to the door than any living soul before him.

[cut to the present]
Reuben: Second most successful robbery...
[flashback - the gaming room at the Flamingo, in grainy color. A long-haired man is running for the door, clutching a bag]
Reuben: The Flamingo in '71. This guy actually tasted fresh oxygen before they grabbed him.
[the man gets within a few feet of the door, before a guard smashes him across the neck with a nightstick]
Reuben: Of course, he was breathing out of a hose for the next three weeks. Goddamn hippy.
[back to the present]
Reuben: And the *closest* any man has ever come to robbing a Las Vegas casino...
[flashback - outside Caesar's Palace, in color. A man runs out, hunched over an armful of cash, followed by three security guards]
Reuben: Was outside of Caesar's in '87. He came, he grabbed...
[the three guards shoot the thief in the back]
Reuben: They conquered.

Danny: Tess, you're doing a great job curating the museum, the Vermeer is quite good, simple, vibrant, but his work definitely fell off as he got older.
Tess: Remind you of anyone?
Danny: And I always confuse Monet and Manet. Now which one married his mistress?
Tess: Monet.
Danny: Right, and then Manet had syphilis.
Tess: They also painted occasionally.

Danny: We'll need Saul.
Rusty: He won't do it. He got out of the game a year ago.
Danny: Religion?
Rusty: Ulcers.
Danny: ...You could ask him.
Rusty: Hey, I could ask him.

Danny: There's a ninety-five pound Chinese man with a hundred sixty million dollars behind this door.
Linus: Let's get him out.

Danny: Does he make you laugh?
Tess: He doesn't make me cry.

Danny: Thirteen million and you drive this piece of shit cross country to pick me up?
Rusty: Blew it all on the suit.

Basher: That poxy demo crew haven't used a coaxial feed to batten the main line, have they? Instead they've gone and nosed up the backup grid, nosed it right up!
Reuben: [to Livingston] Do you understand any of this?
Livingston: I'll explain later.

Danny: I'm not joking, Tess.
Tess: I'm not laughing, Danny.

[as Lyman Zerga] I don't believe in weakness... it costs too much.

Danny: Saul, are you sure you're ready to do this?
Saul: If you ever ask me that question again, Daniel, you will not wake up the following morning.
Danny: [to Reuben] He's ready.

Bartender: [over the noise in the background] How's the game going?
Rusty: Longest hour of my life.
Bartender: [not hearing him] What?
Rusty: I'm running away with your wife.
Bartender: Great! [grins and flashes Rusty a thumbs-up]

Rusty (As Danny walks out of prison in a tux) I hope to god you were the groom.
Danny (Looking at Rusty's outfit) Ted Nugent called, he wants his shirt back.

Danny: Now, they tell me I paid my debt to society.
Tess: Funny, I never got a check.