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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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Stefano Petronelli ...
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Fabio Scarpa ...
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Cristiano Bonora ...
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Tiberio Greco ...
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Storyline

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

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

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Release Date:

30 May 2003 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$60,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$1,498,261 (South Africa) (5 December 2003)
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Trivia

Two electric-powered Mini Coopers, and one Mini Cooper S had to be specially built for the film, since gasoline-powered vehicles are not allowed to operate in L.A.'s subway system. See more »

Goofs

It was stated earlier that brass would not be used in explosive applications and that gold is the best conductor. Actually gold is only the third best conductor. Copper is 33% more conductive than gold and Silver is 50% more conductive. Gold is used for critical contacts, not because it is a better conductor, but because it does not corrode. While brass is not an excellent conductor, it is 28% as conductive as copper and 40% as conductive as gold. See more »

Quotes

[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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Famous British model Kelly Brook appears in the end credits with Lyle. See more »

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Referenced in The Bling Ring (2011) See more »

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California Soul
by Nick Ashford (as Nicholas Ashford) and Valerie Simpson
Performed by Marlena Shaw
Courtesy of MCA Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Entertaining film with good performance director F. Gary Gray
17 January 2012 | by (Spain) – See all my reviews

A thrilling adventure, very entertaining for the most part, especially at the beginning of a spectacular and insane pursuit, and explosion impossible maneuvers that do not match the credibility of the rest of the film.

The plot is fairly simple, a revenge story about a friend who betrayed them in an old hit. Although the film is no comedy, with enough touches of humor are appreciated and that streamline the viewing.

John Powell's music is perfect, as always in this type of film mounting vibrant.

Charlize Theron's performance is a success, and gives a level not very splendid cast .... Another great attraction of the film are mini cars that appear in some scenes, which are most curious and striking, the action scenes are original. : The beginning of the script in Venice makes it interesting from the start, and the rest of the action, although not as intense, if it is very effective.

It's a good commercial cinema films of typical theft is very well done and get to entertain the viewer.


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