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The Italian Job (2003)

PG-13 | | Action, Crime, Thriller | 30 May 2003 (USA)
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After being betrayed and left for dead in Italy, Charlie Croker and his team plan an elaborate gold heist against their former ally.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Left Ear (as Mos Def)
Italian Guard
Stefano Petronelli ...
Garbageman / Thug
Fabio Scarpa ...
Garbageman / Thug
Cristiano Bonora ...
Garbageman / Thug
Tiberio Greco ...
Garbageman / Thug
First Detective
Tammi Cubilette ...
Second Detective


Led by John Bridger (Donald Sutherland) and Charlie Croker (Mark Wahlberg) a team is assembled for one last heist to steal $35 million in gold bars from a heavily guarded safe in Venice, Italy. After successfully pulling off the heist, a team member, Steve (Edward Norton), driven by greed and jealousy, arranges to take the gold for himself and eliminate the remaining members of the group. Thinking the team dead, he returns to L.A. with the gold. Charlie and the survivors of this betrayal follow Steve L.A. to exact revenge against the traitor. Charlie enlists the help of John Bridger's daughter, Stella (Charlize Theron) - a professional safe cracker, to get revenge. With Stella and the hacking skills of Lyle (Seth Green), the explosives skills of "Left Ear" (Yasiin Bey), and the driving skills of "Handsome" Rob (Jason Statham) this new team plans and executes a daring heist that weaves through the freeways and subways of L.A. Written by CKnapp

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Chiisana YATSU hodo, karei ni kimeru [Japan] See more »


Action | Crime | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for violence and some language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

30 May 2003 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

La estafa maestra  »

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Box Office


$60,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$19,457,944 (USA) (30 May 2003)


$106,126,012 (USA) (31 October 2003)

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


The Metro tunnel set was so huge that it wouldn't fit in any soundstage in Los Angeles. It was built in the hangar where the first space shuttle was assembled. They used every inch available in that hangar. See more »


It's stated by Mashkov that "he will be on Train 59 to New Orleans." Train 59 is called "The City of New Orleans" and leaves directly from Chicago to New Orleans. It doesn't go anywhere near Los Angeles. The only train from LA to New Orleans is Train #2, the Sunset Limited. See more »


[first lines]
Stella: [on the phone] Hello.
John Bridger: [on the phone] Hello, sweetie.
Stella: [on the phone] Daddy, it's early.
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Crazy Credits

At the very end of the credits, the sound of coins falling and tinkling can be heard. See more »


Referenced in Rémy Julienne: 50 ans de cascades (2013) See more »


by Ralph Middlebrooks, James 'Diamond' Williams (as James Williams), Marshall E. Jones (as Marshall Jones), Leroy 'Sugarfoot' Bonner (as Leroy Bonner), Clarence Satchell, Willie Beck, and Marvin Pierce
Performed by Ohio Players
Courtesy of The Island Def Jam Music Group
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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User Reviews

26 June 2003 | by (Charlotte, NC) – See all my reviews

I went to see THE ITALIAN JOB with mixed reviews in my head. I was pleasantly surprised with an entertaining close to 2 hours. I thought the cast was just great and so were the special effects, with the safe and truck just dropping out of sight. If you like fast paced action movies, this is the one to see.

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