INT. GAME ROOM

JAMIE helps himself to a drink from the table and then comes and joins the gang seated, watching DREW’s presentation that’s about to begin.

 

DREW

So, shall we. NICKY, if you could.

 

NICKY types on her laptop, the TV activates, and DREW indicates to it as there are now are graphics displayed.

 

DREW

The Monte Carlo Casino.

 

BAILEY

In Monte Carlo, not Las Vegas. In case you wondered.

 

DREW

Right, yeah, we’re going to Monaco. The vaults in the casino hold not only a hundred million Euro in stone cold cash but also a host of valuables and assets of its guests and visitors.

(beat)

And we're going to rob it.

 

Everyone takes a breath, awed.

 

DAMON

Oh. And here was me thinking this was going to be complicated. 

 

BAILEY

Oh, it is. Over the last four months we’ve each been collecting intel, and now you know what for. NICKY?

 

TV graphics reflect what’s being explained.

 

NICKY

Well, you asked for the construction blueprints and planning application of number 5 Princess Alice Avenue, the condo complex across the far corner of casino square.

 

On the monitors: the condo complex is shown.

 

NICKY

Which recently just began work on extending its underground health spa. The east wall of which has now installed a fire and flood safety exit, which also happens to connect to the casino’s underground storage.

 

As the group's glances shoot back and forth from the TV to the corresponding section of the model, i.e. from a POV of the tunnel to the miniature tunnel itself...

DREW

Okay. So before you get carried away thinking we’re walking straight in. The Condo complex also has a pretty tight security system. There’s gates as well as patrolling security guards.

 

BAILEY

(indicating)

The big guys here and here who are armed.

 

DREW

-- which anyone knows takes more than a smile to get past.

 

BAILEY

Casanovas couldn’t charm his way in.

 

JAMIE

Who Casanova?

 

SAM

France’s ultimate Ladies man.

 

NICKY

Italy’s.

 

DREW

Once we do get in though, then we have a two hundred yard excursion through the condo sub levels and into the casino basement.

 

BAILEY

At which point we need to by pass the security system for the fire doors.

 

He points at JAMIE.

 

JAMIE

Me? Oh well you asked me to study the city’s grid for power back up systems. Turns out the system is super fast. If it drops below seventy percent output, it resets.

 

DREW

How long does that take.

 

JAMIE

Eight seconds.

 

BAILEY

During which we can pop the door open and be through. The first door anyway

 

DAMON

First door

 

DREW

There’s four

 

NICKY

Five.

 

DREW

Sorry yeah, five.

 

JAMIE

So we have to get the grid to drop off five times. It has a fail safe though, if the grid fluctuates too many times it overrides it and just keeps going. So then it wont reset.

 

DAMON

How many times can be do this then?

 

JAMIE

Five to seven.

 

BRADELY

I like a gamble.

 

DREW

But then we’re in. Just more armed guards who will chase us as soon as we’re spotted on the CCTV. 

 

NICKY

Which we’re NOT disabling, right? I didn’t miss something.

 

BRADELY

Let them watch.

 

DAMON

Can we go back to how we even get in the buildings across the street though?

 

DREW

That was your job. Charlie Hilton.

 

DAMON

The guy I followed all Christmas?

 

DREW

Yes!

 

DREW snaps his fingers at NICKY. Charlie Hiltons photo comes up on the TV.

 

BRADELY

So?

 

DAMON

He’s a dirty, lying, cheating, corrupt financial investor who steals from his clients, lies to his co workers and should be in prison. HE has a wife, two girlfriends and I’m pretty sure the girl who came to see him five times while he was in New York wasn’t the maid.

 

NICKY

This was the guy who tricked all those people into investing in an airline that didn’t even exist. 

 

JAMIE

Sun Air? Shit, I invested in that.

 

NICKY

How much did you lose?

 

JAMIE

Eighty grand. 

 

NICKY

Ouch. You know I could maybe hack the guy’s account for you and get some of it back.

 

JAMIE

Is that what this is about? You wanna get this guy?

 

DREW

No. But did you know he has an apartment in Monaco.

 

BAILEY

I did know that. Where was it exactly?

 

SAM

I bet I know.

 

DAMON

He’s our mouse? Oh, so what, blacks mail, because seriously this guy has it coming.

 

DREW

We don’t really have time for that.

 

SAM

I have a question.

(as DREW turns to him)

We are doing a smash a grab, fast in, fats out. Masked up in the dark and not even trying to avoid the cameras once’s were there?

 

BAILEY

Correct.

 

SAM

We need to get past the condo guards though so they don’t arouse suspicion? And we’re not faking security passes to get into the building?

 

NICKY

Unless I missed that as well.

 

DREW

You didn’t

 

BAILEY

And yes. Quite in, loud out.

 

SAM

And this guy, this Hilton guy. He’s about my height, my weight, my size?

 

JAMIE

He’s also got your eyes, Casanova.

 

SAM

Thanks. Anyway, I’m guessing we’re doing a swap out on this guy?

 

DREW and BAILEY nod.

 

JAMIE

Follow up question. Does the guy need to be alive after? I’m more than happy to kill him based on what DAMON has said.

 

DREW

No killing.

 

JAMIE

You’re not fun.

 

DREW

Alright. Here's how we'll begin.