Of all the great moments and scenes in Ocean's Eleven, the one that still hits the hardest is the fountain scene. The film is a lighthearted heist comedy of sorts for most of its two-hour runtime, but the fountain scene is silently emotional.
The guys have just successfully finished the heist—the first of its kind in Las Vegas history if Reuben is to be believed—and ten of them stand in silence, looking at the fountains of the Bellagio. Danny has just been arrested once again, perhaps a part of the plan all along, and is thus absent.
As Claude Debussy's "Clair de Lune" plays, the camera pans across all their faces admiring, and in some ways mocking, the casino they just robbed. They don't say a word to one another but just walk away from the scene one by one until Carl Reiner's character Saul is left standing alone. He looks up, smiles, takes a deep breath, and leaves, possibly asking himself if that was indeed his last job.
Given that the movie spawned two sequels, we as an audience know that not to be true, but for a moment, we're asking the same question Saul is.
The scene is much more emotional now that Reiner and Bernie Mac have passed away. Reiner being the final one to walk away is oddly poetic given the real-life circumstances.
It's hard to imagine a fourth film being made without the two of them, not to mention the idea of getting this many A-listers together again sounds impossible too.
It was doubtful that a fourth movie would be made, and this is only further compounded by the fact that Danny Ocean is now dead, as was revealed in the spinoff film Ocean's 8.
However, another entry into the franchise wouldn't be unwelcome. After all, what is any good heist film if it doesn't have at least one character coming back for "one last job?".