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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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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 <andrew.topham@aeat.co.uk>

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Noel Coward was director Peter Collinson's godfather in real life. The part was in part a recognition of the role he played in giving the director, who had grown up unhappy in an orphanage, his start. See more »

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During the attack on the bullion van in Turin a roadworks sign says "WORK IN PROGRESS". Surely this should have been in Italian. See more »

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'Camp' Freddie: But Mr. Bridger, what if the Professor's not bent?
Mr. Bridger: Camp Freddie, everyone in the *world* is bent!
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On Days Like These
Music by Quincy Jones
Lyrics by Don Black
Performed by Matt Monro
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Absolutely perfect, flawed, stupid, evening's entertainment
28 August 2001 | by (Stourbridge, England) – See all my reviews

So who can NOT like The Italian Job? Well, I can't speak for those who are not Anglophiles, but I suspect everybody who has ever called themselves British will love it. Sure, it has holes the size of Matron's stockings in it's plot and there are any number of errors apparant in the script and screenplay (Well, we all know that Mini's don't have a rear differential) and the true fanatics (such as myself) are all too aware of the continuity on-screen (that was a heavily disguised Lancia Flaminia that went off the cliff- Well, did you really think it was a REAL Aston DB4? See "Hammer House" for where that turned up). I could go on, as I usually do, about inconsitencies and so forth, but, by God, I have seen the Italian Job in just about every format it was ever shown and I love it all the same. There are no slow parts, every bit is important to the plot, the soundtrack is legendary (only available now after many, many years on CD. Got it before it was on CD and cost a lot; typical!) and is so quotable ("You're only supposed to blow the bloody doors off!") as to haunt Michael Caine forever more. You'll love it, wherever you come from!


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