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The Italian Job (1969)

G  |   |  Action, Comedy, Crime  |  3 September 1969 (USA)
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Comic caper movie about a plan to steal a gold shipment from the streets of Turin by creating a traffic jam.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Mr. Bridger (as Noël Coward)
Tony Beckley ...
Lorna (as Maggie Blye)
Irene Handl ...
Fred Emney ...
John Clive ...
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Michael Standing ...
Stanley Caine ...
Barry Cox ...


Charlie's got a 'Job' to do. Having just left prison, he finds one of his friends has attempted a high risk job in Italy right under the nose of the Mafia. Charlie's friend doesn't get very far so Charlie takes over the 'Job'. Using three Mini Coopers, a couple of Jaguars and a bus, he hopes to bring Torino to a standstill, steal the Gold and escape. Written by Andy Topham <>

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Introducing the plans for a new business venture: "The Italian Job." See more »


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Release Date:

3 September 1969 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Faena a la italiana  »

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$3,000,000 (estimated)

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2.35 : 1
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When the Minis are being driven onto the coach after the heist, director Collinson himself is standing at the doorway guiding the cars in. See more »


When the Lamborghini Miura is rammed by the snow plow and gets thrown off the cliff into the water, the engine lid opens and the engine is not there. This is because the Lamborghini used for this accident was already a wreck when it "met" with the snow plow. See more »


Mr. Bridger: We've come here to pay our respects to Great Aunt Nellie. She brought us up properly and taught us loyalty. Now I want you to remember that during these next few days. I also want you to remember that if you don't come back with the goods, Nellie here will turn in her grave, and, likely as not, jump right out of it and kick your teeth in.
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What a ride!
3 January 2003 | by (Seattle) – See all my reviews

This thing starts moving and doesn't let go of you until the end, at which point you wish you were still on the ride going. We were surprised that we'd never herd of this before, especially since so many scenes are in video games these days (and times past).

This isn't one of those movies you spend your time thinking about, just sit down, watch, and let the movie unfold before you. If you're looking for good entertainment, this is it. If you are looking for meaning and some sort of significance, look elsewhere.

Good fast fun! 8/10

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