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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Charlie Croker
... Mr. Bridger
... Professor Simon Peach
... Altabani
... Freddie
... Beckerman
... Lorna (as Maggie Blye)
... Miss Peach
... Governor
... Birkinshaw
John Clive ... Garage Manager
Graham Payn ... Keats
Michael Standing ... Arthur
Stanley Caine ... Coco
... Chris
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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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3 September 1969 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Faena a la italiana  »

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$3,000,000 (estimated)
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

This is a movie primarily about cars and driving. Michael Caine could not drive at the time the movie was made, and in fact, he is never seen driving a car. The only time in the movie that Charlie Croker is assumed to be driving, is the cut between when he picks up his Aston Martin at the garage, and in the next shot, when we see it arrive outside the hotel. But Michael Caine gets out of a stationary Aston Martin after a further cut. Throughout the drive to Turin, and the entire heist, Croker is always a passenger. See more »

Goofs

As an extra police car unit pursued the Minis into the sewer tunnel, the police car only has the factory-built headlights, as seen as the car leaves the tunnel. In one major shot in the tunnel though, the police car is seen lighting its path via added headlamps that came out of nowhere and could not have been installed nor removed in such time during the chase. See more »

Quotes

Keats: They say he's going to do a job in Italy.
Mr. Bridger: Well, I hope he likes spaghetti. They serve it four times a day in the Italian prisons.
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Connections

Referenced in Doctor Who Confidential: The Italian Job (2008) 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 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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