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The Bank Job is based on a real robbery which was better known then by the name "The Walkie Talkie robbery of 1971". There were really only two brains in the whole bank robbery operation making this job way in over their head. Plus of course they stumbled upon some very dangerous information, which just made the whole thing much more complicated. There were a lot of ways these guys could have done a better job. It probably wasn't a great idea ordering food using real names and having it delivered to the location of the heist. Also there’s a lot of unnecessary talk over the radio. After a scare from the “coppers” the first night of digging, the gang decided to involve one more man. Dave, Terry’s mechanic, joins up and is responsible for being the eyes and ears while the others worked on the tunnel. He keeps planted on the roof as the lookout.
  
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Meanwhile, a local resident and Ham Radio operator (real name Robert Rowlands) overhears them as they continue to talk over their walkie-talkies. He phones the police and let’s them know, “I’m a Ham Radio operator and I think I may be overhearing a robbery in progress.” Most of the police stations believe it to be a hoax, except for one since the Ham Radio operator brought in the recordings he made of the robbers talking. Later on after the vault was emptied, the newspapers started reporting, “London vaults checked after radio ham tunes into a crime".
  
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The ham radio that was used in the film was not the real radio used in the actual witnessing of the robbery. The best shots of the actual radio used in 1971 are available in the special features.
  
  
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== [[:Category:Yaesu|Yaesu FT-101]] ==
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The Yaesu FT-101 was manufactured in Japan in the 1970's.
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[[Image:Yaesu_FT-101.jpg|thumb|500px|none|The Yaesu FT-101.]]
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[[Image:Bank_Job_HF3-1.jpg|thumb|500px|none|Yaesu FT-101 closeup that was used for the movie.]]
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[[Image:Bank_Job_HF2.jpg|thumb|500px|none|Another screenshot of the radio that the Ham operator heard the robbery on in the movie.]]
  
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== [[:Category:Radio Corporation of America|Radio Corporation of America AR-88 Series]] ==
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This radio dates back around 1944.
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[[Image:BankJob_RobertRowlands.jpg|thumb|500px|none|Robert Rowlands, the original Ham operator and radio that caught the Walkie Talkie robbery.]]
  
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Possible VHF Pye walkie-talkies, however the transmissions sound like that of a newer FRS radio.
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[[Image:Bank_Job_HT.jpg|thumb|500px|none|The talkative lookout on the roof with his walkie-talkie.]]
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[[Image:Bank_Job_HT2.jpg|thumb|500px|none|Another shot of Dave on the roof.]]
  
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== See also ==
 
== See also ==
* [http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0200465/ The Bank Job on IMDb]<br>
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* [http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0200465/ The Bank Job at IMDb]<br>
* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Bank_Job The Bank Job on Wikipedia]
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* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Bank_Job The Bank Job at Wikipedia]<br>
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* [http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-515138/FOUND-Radio-Hams-sensational-tape-bank-heist-rescued-compromising-pictures-Princess-Margaret.html UK news site covering the original robbery and the movie]
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Latest revision as of 11:17, 6 August 2010

The Bank Job DVD cover.

Movie (2008)

Starring:
Jason Statham (Terry Leather)
Saffron Burrows (Martine Love)
Stephen Campbell Moore (Kevin Swain)
Daniel Mays (Dave Shilling)

The Bank Job is based on a real robbery which was better known then by the name "The Walkie Talkie robbery of 1971". There were really only two brains in the whole bank robbery operation making this job way in over their head. Plus of course they stumbled upon some very dangerous information, which just made the whole thing much more complicated. There were a lot of ways these guys could have done a better job. It probably wasn't a great idea ordering food using real names and having it delivered to the location of the heist. Also there’s a lot of unnecessary talk over the radio. After a scare from the “coppers” the first night of digging, the gang decided to involve one more man. Dave, Terry’s mechanic, joins up and is responsible for being the eyes and ears while the others worked on the tunnel. He keeps planted on the roof as the lookout.

Meanwhile, a local resident and Ham Radio operator (real name Robert Rowlands) overhears them as they continue to talk over their walkie-talkies. He phones the police and let’s them know, “I’m a Ham Radio operator and I think I may be overhearing a robbery in progress.” Most of the police stations believe it to be a hoax, except for one since the Ham Radio operator brought in the recordings he made of the robbers talking. Later on after the vault was emptied, the newspapers started reporting, “London vaults checked after radio ham tunes into a crime".

The ham radio that was used in the film was not the real radio used in the actual witnessing of the robbery. The best shots of the actual radio used in 1971 are available in the special features.


Yaesu FT-101

The Yaesu FT-101 was manufactured in Japan in the 1970's.

The Yaesu FT-101.
Yaesu FT-101 closeup that was used for the movie.
Another screenshot of the radio that the Ham operator heard the robbery on in the movie.

Radio Corporation of America AR-88 Series

This radio dates back around 1944.

Robert Rowlands, the original Ham operator and radio that caught the Walkie Talkie robbery.

Unidentified Radio

Possible VHF Pye walkie-talkies, however the transmissions sound like that of a newer FRS radio.

The talkative lookout on the roof with his walkie-talkie.
Another shot of Dave on the roof.


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