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1st Apr '17 9:00:45 PM xanthopinna
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* ''{{Film/The Lavender Hill Mob}}'' is a comedy caper with amateur thieves Henry Holland (Alec Guinness) and Alfred Pendlebury (Stanley Holloway) snatching a gold bullion shipment.
1st Apr '17 8:56:09 PM xanthopinna
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* ''{{Film/The Lavender Hill Mob}}'' is a comedy caper with amateur thieves Henry Holland (Alec Guinness) and Alfred Pendlebury (Stanley Holloway) snatching a gold bullion shipment.
27th Mar '17 4:42:46 PM Divra
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* ''Literature/DannyTheChampionOfTheWorld'' centers around a plot to poach over 200 pheasants in a single night, in order to ruin an evil industrialist's grand hunt.
26th Mar '17 1:05:46 PM nombretomado
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* ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'' "Badda-Bing, Badda-Bang." Although this episode is a direct parody of ''OceansEleven'', even taking place in a Holodeck recreation of Las Vegas.

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* ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'' "Badda-Bing, Badda-Bang." Although this episode is a direct parody of ''OceansEleven'', ''Film/OceansEleven'', even taking place in a Holodeck recreation of Las Vegas.



* The ''Series/{{Community}}'' episode "The First Chang Dynasty" has the study group plot an elaborate heist OceansEleven-style to rescue the Dean [[spoiler: after Chang replaced him with a doppelgänger and took over the school]].

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* The ''Series/{{Community}}'' episode "The First Chang Dynasty" has the study group plot an elaborate heist OceansEleven-style ''Film/OceansEleven''-style to rescue the Dean [[spoiler: after Chang replaced him with a doppelgänger and took over the school]].
21st Mar '17 2:18:37 PM Eddy1215
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* The climax of ''Film/RogueOne'' featured the titular team stealing plans for the Death Star to discover its weakpoint. [[spoiler:Being a ForegoneConclusion, the mission was accomplished, but the entire team ended up dying in the process]].

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* The climax of ''Film/RogueOne'' featured the titular team stealing the plans for the Death Star to discover its weakpoint. [[spoiler:Being a ForegoneConclusion, the mission was accomplished, but the entire team ended up dying in the process]].
21st Mar '17 2:17:42 PM Eddy1215
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* The climax of ''Film/RogueOne'' featured the titular team stealing plans for the Death Star to discover its weakpoint. [[spoiler:Being a ForegoneConclusion, the mission was accomplished, but the entire team ended up dying in the process]].
19th Mar '17 1:55:36 AM erforce
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* {{Subverted}} in ''[[Film/TheBourneSeries The Bourne Identity]]''. Jason plans an elaborate caper to get Marie in and out of a luxury hotel so he can get hold of some documents he needs regarding a pseudonym he apparently used before he lost his memory, but Marie changes her mind midway and just asks the clerk for a photocopy.
* ''[[Film/TheFastAndTheFurious Fast Five]]'': Dom and Brian assmeble a CaperCrew equipped with charchters from the franchise's pervious installements for OneLastJob - robbing Rio's biggest drug lord. The crew pulls two more capers in the next two films.

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* {{Subverted}} in ''[[Film/TheBourneSeries The Bourne Identity]]''.''Film/TheBourneIdentity''. Jason plans an elaborate caper to get Marie in and out of a luxury hotel so he can get hold of some documents he needs regarding a pseudonym he apparently used before he lost his memory, but Marie changes her mind midway and just asks the clerk for a photocopy.
* ''[[Film/TheFastAndTheFurious Fast Five]]'': ''Film/FastFive'': Dom and Brian assmeble a CaperCrew equipped with charchters from the franchise's pervious installements for OneLastJob - robbing Rio's biggest drug lord. The crew pulls two more capers in the next two ''Film/TheFastAndTheFurious'' films.



* Parodied in one ''SaintsRow2'' mission where an elaborate plan is thought up for a heist, but the plan is scrapped in favor of just walking through the front door and shooting everyone. Also doubles as a ShoutOut/TakeThat to ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoSanAndreas'' below, as the initial plan, as described, is similar to CJ's plan, before Gat and the Boss scrap the idea for just shooting everybody.
* ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoSanAndreas'', in a clear homage to ''OceansEleven'', has CJ robbing a vegas casino with a colourful group of characters (Its GTA, they're always colourful)
* ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoV'' takes this premise and runs with it - not only are there several heists in the game, each one has a variety of missions associated with it to prepare for said heist. For example, when the team plans to rob a jewelry store, they send in a guy to case the joint and take pictures of the various security systems. Once they have the pictures, the player has to make a decision on whether to go in "loud and dumb" with guns blazing, or recruit a hacker and steal some knockout gas, an exterminator's van, and dress up as exterminators so that people won't question their gas masks. You also need to hire a crew to help you with the support stuff - the more competent they are, the bigger take they demand, but the less likely they are to fail and drop their loot. And finally, after all that, comes the heist itself.

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* Parodied in one ''SaintsRow2'' ''VideoGame/SaintsRow2'' mission where an elaborate plan is thought up for a heist, but the plan is scrapped in favor of just walking through the front door and shooting everyone. Also doubles as a ShoutOut/TakeThat to ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoSanAndreas'' below, as the initial plan, as described, is similar to CJ's plan, before Gat and the Boss scrap the idea for just shooting everybody.
* ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAuto''
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''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoSanAndreas'', in a clear homage to ''OceansEleven'', ''Film/OceansEleven'', has CJ robbing a vegas casino with a colourful group of characters (Its GTA, they're always colourful)
* ** ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoV'' takes this premise and runs with it - not only are there several heists in the game, each one has a variety of missions associated with it to prepare for said heist. For example, when the team plans to rob a jewelry store, they send in a guy to case the joint and take pictures of the various security systems. Once they have the pictures, the player has to make a decision on whether to go in "loud and dumb" with guns blazing, or recruit a hacker and steal some knockout gas, an exterminator's van, and dress up as exterminators so that people won't question their gas masks. You also need to hire a crew to help you with the support stuff - the more competent they are, the bigger take they demand, but the less likely they are to fail and drop their loot. And finally, after all that, comes the heist itself.



* ''Videogame/PAYDAYTheHeist'' is "Heist Film: The Game". Hell, the central bank heist is a huge {{homage}} to ''Film/{{Heat}}''.

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* ''PAYDAY''
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''Videogame/PAYDAYTheHeist'' is "Heist Film: The Game". Hell, the central bank heist is a huge {{homage}} to ''Film/{{Heat}}''.
12th Mar '17 9:32:07 AM cdrood
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* Creator/JohnWayne and Creator/KirkDouglas team up to steal a half million in gold from ''Film/TheWarWagon'', an armored stagecoach.
9th Mar '17 3:22:32 AM Andyroid
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* Strong Bad and The Cheat of ''WebAnimation/HomestarRunner'' occasionally engage in capers. These ventures rarely turn out to be successful. On one notable occasion, Strong Bad gets mad at The Cheat for screwing up one of these capers but then later feels bad about it, which leads to him writing a song about how he's glad The Cheat is not dead.

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* Strong Bad and The Cheat of ''WebAnimation/HomestarRunner'' occasionally engage in capers. These ventures rarely turn out to be successful. On one notable occasion,
** In the WebAnimation/StrongBadEmail "caper",
Strong Bad gets mad at The Cheat for screwing up one of these capers an attempt to steal the Jumble puzzle from Homestar's morning paper, but then later feels bad about it, which leads to him writing performing a song about how he's glad The Cheat is not dead.dead.
** "Strong Bad Is In Jail Cartoon" opens with Strong Bad and The Cheat getting caught breaking into Bubs' Concession Stand to steal candy bars.
7th Mar '17 6:21:07 PM Megadoomer
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[[caption-width-right:350: "Remember: [[Fiwlm/TheItalianJob1969 You're only supposed to blow the bloody doors off!"]]]]

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[[caption-width-right:350: "Remember: [[Fiwlm/TheItalianJob1969 [[Film/TheItalianJob1969 You're only supposed to blow the bloody doors off!"]]]]
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