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During the scam set-up In Ocean's 11, etc., Brad Pitt's and George Clooney's characters discuss what they will need to complete their task. They refer to it in a con short-hand. I thought these terms might be in the back of "How to Cheat at Everything" (Lovell) but I forgot to look at the glossary before I returned it to the library. Anyone know what these terms mean?

"Off the top of my head, I'd say you're looking at a Boeski, a Jim Brown, a Miss Daisy, two Jethros and a Leon Spinks, not to mention the biggest Ella Fitzgerald ever! "
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I don't think that they are in the lovell book, ill get back to you on that.

but if I'm not mistaken, in the comentary for that dvd, the writer explains that they just made it up..


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From Wikipedia....

* Boesky - Saul playing Lyman Zerga. This is a reference to Ivan Boesky, a big-time trader on Wall Street who got caught committing securities fraud. The con is about a wealthy bankroller who has insider information.
* Jim Brown - the confrontation between Frank Catton and Linus Caldwell, staged to distract Terry Benedict so that Linus can lift the security codes to the vault. Named for the famous American football player Jim Brown.
* Miss Daisy - the SWAT vehicle used as the getaway car. From the film title Driving Miss Daisy.
* Two Jethros - the Malloy brothers. "Hillbilly gear-head types" hired to take care of Miss Daisy, distraction purposes, and for general two-man work.
* Leon Spinks - the disruption of the boxing match. This refers to the surprise victory of Leon Spinks over Muhammad Ali.
* Ella Fitzgerald - the looped tape of the robbery that is played over Benedict's security system. A reference to a 1970s commercial for Memorex, in which a recording of Ella Fitzgerald's voice breaks a glass and the question is posed to the viewer: "Is it live or is it Memorex?"
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