Which tone is the ringtone?
June 19, 2007 10:03 AM   Subscribe

What is Rusty's (Brad Pitt) cell phone ringtone in Ocean's 13? I have done some searching and have found multiple answers, so it's not as simple as it may sound.

Last weekend I saw Ocean's 13 at a drive-in theatre (so the sound was through my car's speakers), but I immediately recognized Rusty's ringtone as "Don't You Want Me" by Human League. Today I was browsing through the IMDB Trivia for the movie and saw that "Thieves Like Us" by New Order is listed. This makes sense, I suppose, but it doesn't sound like what I remember hearing in the movie.

I did some more searching which turned up a bunch of Yahoo! Answers questions which received both answers along with some claims that it actually IS "Don't You Want Me." Can anyone provide a definitive answer?
posted by boreddusty to Media & Arts (8 answers total)
The first time it rings is unquestionably Don't You Want Me. The second time I wasn't sure if it was a different track.
posted by bonaldi at 10:14 AM on June 19, 2007

It's kind of hard to tell, what with the cheezy midi-ness of the ringtone.

Here's the part of the film with the first ring. (The video is shit but the audio is allright; the ring happens around 1:10.)

Human League's Don't You Want Me Baby

New Order's Thieves Like Us

I could buy it being either one, really.
posted by Espy Gillespie at 10:50 AM on June 19, 2007

Well, in that clip it's Human League. Defen ite ly.
posted by Flashman at 10:57 AM on June 19, 2007

PS I think that the IMDB trivia is user-submitted and prone to error and/or contradiction. Not that there's anything wrong with that.
posted by Flashman at 10:59 AM on June 19, 2007

I gotta say, it is almost 100% "Don't You Want Me Baby". My girlfriend and I were both singing it when we came out of the movie. It throws you a bit, because his ring is from the beginning of the verse, and not the chorus like you might expect.
posted by Inkoate at 11:01 AM on June 19, 2007

Response by poster: Thanks for finding that clip, Espy. I agree that it's definitely Human League there. At least I'm not going crazy. I don't think they'd switch it up throughout the movie (unless the switched it for every time it rings, which was maybe 3 or 4 times total).
posted by boreddusty at 11:08 AM on June 19, 2007

Response by poster: I also just noticed that the wikipedia entry for "Don't You Want Me" mentions it being the ringtone (although I don't trust Wikipedia anymore than IMDB Trivia)
posted by boreddusty at 11:12 AM on June 19, 2007

Upon repeated relistens, I agree with everyone else.
posted by Espy Gillespie at 11:12 AM on June 19, 2007

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