Ocean's Thirteen

Question: This has a always perplexed me about Ocean's Thirteen and the egg. Danny/Rusty already had the real egg before Toulour got to the museum. So when Matt Damon and Julia Roberts went into the museum, they were actually trying to steal the fake egg. But when Matt Damon did the switcheroo and took the fake egg and placed the hologram on the pedestal, that meant there really was no egg there. So when Toulour went in to steal the egg, what could he have stolen?

Alec
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Chosen answer: First off, that was Ocean's Twelve. Anyway, they never did make the switch at the museum. However, they'd already switched the egg before it ever got to the museum, so either way, Toulour was going to be stealing a copy. The reason they continued to keep up the act that they were trying to steal the egg was because they needed to string Toulour along just as LeMarque tells them in the flashback toward the end of the movie.

Garlonuss Premium member
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Question: Can anyone give some insight as to what was used to contaminate the hotel reviewer's room?

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Answer: I don't think there's any way of providing an exact answer to this question, but I think it's safe to say that whatever materials they used were highly bacterial but not lethal (otherwise the 5 Diamond Award critic would be dead or in serious condition).

filledemot
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Question: This is actually a few questions about the same thing: Why did Matt Damon say 'the nose played' so often? What was so important about his fake nose? Also, here's another question: why was he wearing a fake nose in the first place?

Answer: Linus was trying very hard in all three movies to prove himself to Danny, Rusty, and his parents. The nose is obviously his innovation, and he wants to show that it's a great disguise entirely of his own creation... even though it's pretty obviously superfluous, as it seems that no one recognizes him anyhow.

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Answer: The "nose plays" relates the size of a man's nose equating to the size of their genitalia.

Answer: It's also a nod to Steven Sodeberg, the director. He's got a similar honker.

Question: When they say Susan B Anthony, what are they referring to?

Answer: There are two theories as to what this means (a lot of the heist terminology used in the trilogy was invented by the screenwriters). First, it could be a reference to the 1979 Susan B. Anthony dollar coins, which were so similar in size and weight to quarters that a lot of people lost them in vending machines, etc.; thus, the set-up in the film involves people putting coins in the slot machine, ignorant of their true value (until the machine pays out, of course). The second explanation comes from the fact that the ruse pays off for a different person after someone else does all the work setting it up...similar to the life of Susan B. Anthony, who worked tirelessly for nationwide women's suffrage in the US but died long before it became a reality.

Question: So for blackjack, they rigged machines. For roulette, they used magnetic wheels that the balls would attract too, and the slots had a sequence. What I don't understand is the science behind the lighter and the dice for the craps table. Can someone explain how the purple powder the twins added make this possible? And how pressing the lighter made it roll to the desired roll.

Answer: The powder was explained briefly but it's a magnetic powder and they lighters are at the frequency to pull the dice down. However both Danny and rusty would still have to time it perfectly as there is no way a powder would be orientated correctly.

Visible crew/equipment: In the scene where Danny and Rusty are talking to Roman in the kitchen, the camera can be seen in the reflection of the kitchen window.

filledemot
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Terry Benedict: You think this is funny?
Danny Ocean: Well, Terry, it sure as shit ain't sad.

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Trivia: throughout the movie, quotes from The Godfather are said by the actors. For example, Reuben says, "I hear cars pulling in. I hear whispering conversations. Linus crying. Why don't you tell me what everyone else seems to know?" This is almost exactly what Don Corleone is asking Tom Hagan in the Godfather in the scene where he finds out Sonny has been killed. Another quote from the Godfather is when Danny is trying to pull a on Banks, he says, "What I want, [pause] what's most important to me. . ." In the Godfather, Michael says this about his father's safety at the meeting where he kills McCluskey and The Turk.

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