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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 September 1969 (USA)  »

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Faena a la italiana  »

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$3,000,000 (estimated)
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Michael Caine, and Quincy Jones, who wrote the score, were born on the same day, March 14, 1933. See more »

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Spray of blue paint changes when security van enters building. See more »

Quotes

[last lines]
Charlie Croker: Hang on, lads; I've got a great idea.
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Referenced in The Grand Tour: Morroccan Roll (2016) See more »

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Rule Britannia
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Music by Thomas Augustine Arne
Lyrics by James Thomson
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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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