Charlie has 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 <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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When the bulldozer starts to shove the Aston Martin over the cliff edge the car moves in the direction of the camera crew rather than mounting the parapet. The scene then abruptly cuts to a shot of the bogus Aston Martin being hurled over the cliff. See more »
They say he's going to do a job in Italy.
Well, I hope he likes spaghetti. They serve it four times a day in the Italian prisons.
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When the first E-Type is crushed on the mountain road, Charlie says, "You just cost him his no claims bonus." For the American release this was dubbed to, "...his insurance bonus." See more »
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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