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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.

Director:

F. Gary Gray

Writers:

Troy Kennedy-Martin, Donna Powers (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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8 wins & 8 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mark Wahlberg ... Charlie Croker
Charlize Theron ... Stella Bridger
Donald Sutherland ... John Bridger
Jason Statham ... Handsome Rob
Seth Green ... Lyle
Yasiin Bey ... Left Ear (as Mos Def)
Edward Norton ... Steve
Fausto Callegarini ... Italian Guard
Stefano Petronelli Stefano Petronelli ... Garbageman / Thug
Fabio Scarpa Fabio Scarpa ... Garbageman / Thug
Cristiano Bonora Cristiano Bonora ... Garbageman / Thug
Tiberio Greco Tiberio Greco ... Garbageman / Thug
Jimmy Shubert ... First Detective
Tammi Cubilette ... Second Detective
Mary Portser ... Stella's Receptionist
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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 Los Angeles with the gold. Charlie and the survivors of this betrayal follow Steve to 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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Steal The Day 5.30.03 See more »

Genres:

Action | Crime | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

For enhancing his body height, Mark Wahlberg used shoes with lifts throughout the movie. However, in the opening introduction scene with Donald Sutherland, and the two basketball scenes with Jason Statham and Seth Green, he used normal shoes. See more »

Goofs

At the end of the movie, when Charlie Croker hands off the case of gold, he easily spins it around with one hand and lifts it off the ground very easily. Even if were only half full of gold, the case would not be that easy to lift. 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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Crazy Credits

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

Alternate Versions

UK theatrical version was edited by distributor UIP for language to secure a more commercial 12A rating. See more »

Connections

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Heartbreaker
by Geoff Gill (as Robert Gill) and Cliff Wade
Performed by Pat Benatar
Courtesy of Chrysalis Records
Under license from EMI Film & Television Music
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Medium, ordinary but nonetheless fun to watch
18 January 2010 | by serghei_romanuSee all my reviews

Overall a good movie

The bank job it's the typical action film, with some minor improvements. Team work is not something which i didn't see before, this isn't the first film which insists on the robbery business, and won't be the last one. The cast tough famous wasn't so good, actually it was medium to overstate. Still what makes it a good action title?

this time is in the details, this is the most important plus. Not the acting, not the end, not the far fetched story, but the details.

It was lively I admit, which made it pleasant to watch, but it's not all about the rhythm. There are other things which should be take in considerings, like: characters. The character typology was standard: the beautiful, dangerous woman, the impulsive leader, the computer genius, not to mention the handsome skilled driver. It wasn't something new, and surely wasn't fortunate.

The simple alignment of a title, to action genre doesn't or shouldn't undervalue important aspects such as originality and authenticity, which are clearly neglected here.

Not bad but still lacking originality and authenticity. I rate it *** out of *****


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English | Russian | Italian

Release Date:

30 May 2003 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Italian Job See more »

Filming Locations:

Long Beach, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$60,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$19,457,944, 1 June 2003

Gross USA:

$106,128,601

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$176,070,171
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2.39 : 1
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