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The Italian Job (1969)

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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$3,000,000 (estimated)
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In a 2003 UK movie survey, Charlie Croker's (Michael Caine) line, "You're only supposed to blow the bloody doors off!" was voted the most memorable line in any film. See more »

Goofs

Several of the top tiers of "gold" jiggle around upon hitting the ground when lowered from the plane; too light weight to be real gold. See more »

Quotes

Professor Simon Peach: Are they big? I like 'em big!
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Connections

Referenced in Doctor Who Confidential: The Italian Job (2008) See more »

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God Save the Queen
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Music & Lyrics by Henry Carey
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You will believe a Mini Cooper can fly.
18 February 2001 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

This is listed as my favorite movie. 2 reasons, a pretty good story, and some of the best driving and stunts you'll ever see, done in Mini Coopers. The story is a basic "caper plot" with some decent performances from some great talent. but the real stars are the Mini Coopers. Many people do not realize that these cars were not heavily modified, they only had a skid plate/ski added to protect the sump. All the stunts were real (outstanding driving from Reme Julliene's stunt team) and even the traffic jam was real. It's also a fun period piece, complete with score by Quincy Jones. See it, if for no other reason than to find out how the humble Mini won the Monte Carlo 3 times, and was voted European Car of The Century.


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