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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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Storyline

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


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3 September 1969 (USA)  »

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Faena a la italiana  »

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$3,000,000 (estimated)
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2.35 : 1
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Michael Caine is one of the singing voices in the closing theme song "Get A Bloomin' Move On". See more »

Goofs

The Coopers have only one person in them when driven through the tunnels, when close-ups show them having passengers. See more »

Quotes

Charlie Croker: It's a very difficult job and the only way to get through it is we all work together as a team. And that means you do everything I say.
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Referenced in Drama Connections: Auf Wiedersehen, Pet (2005) See more »

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God Save the Queen
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Music & Lyrics by Henry Carey
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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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