The Italian Job

The Italian Job

DVD - 1992
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Fresh from prison, Charlie begins to work on a heist that will either set him up for life - or send him up forever. Charlie and his unruly lot of thieves take on the mob, the police and the gridlocked traffic of Turin to rob a heavily armed shipment of gold bullion.
Publisher: Hollywood, Calif. : Paramount, [1992], ©1969
Edition: Special collector's edition widescreen version
ISBN: 9780792193685
0792193687
Branch Call Number: 7.914 It
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (approximately 99 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
Audience: MPAA rating: G

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Nursebob
Jan 27, 2015

Less than 24 hours after being released from prison Charlie Croker, notorious thief and womanizer, finds himself planning the greatest heist of his career at the request of a murdered colleague's widow. Four million dollars in gold bullion is about to be escorted through the winding streets of Turin, Italy and Charlie has just a few short weeks to flesh out the elaborate robbery plan begun by his dead friend while assembling a crack team of burglars, stunt drivers and one deviant computer genius with a fetish for fat chicks. Despite having both the mafia and Italian polizia hot on their trail, the unlikely troupe of bandits manage to pull off the century's most ingenious theft using traffic jams, electronic meddling and one very funny low speed car chase through the alleyways, stairwells (?!) and rooftops (?!?!) of Turin. Unfortunately fate has one last ironic wrench to throw into their carefully laid plans... Michael Caine is perfectly cast as the cavalier Croker while the rest of the cast is in fine form, most notably Benny Hill as the pudgy computer geek and Noel Coward as the criminal kingpin footing the bill. But it is a trio of adorable candy-coloured Mini Coopers that ultimately steal the show. The gutsy little cars swerve and squeal right on cue as if they were the villainous counterparts of Herbie the Love Bug, only with more personality. With just the right combination of comedic energy and cheeky satire, this cartoon caper is a fine example of light entertainment at its very best.

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rslade
Sep 20, 2014

It's aging, and not well, but it's still better than the remake.

Adamrose36 Jun 23, 2014

I seen this movie at least a couple of times now. Each time I watch this film I love it more because of the interesting chase scenes, Italians, mobs ,heist film, and action. Nonetheless, Michael Caine plays Charlie Croker very well I will watch this movie again if I ever get a chance, or time to do so I recommend this movie to anyone that was a fan of Michael Caine even if you are not a fan of his that's ok to. I know you will love this movie.

aaa5756 Mar 11, 2014

Sound and Very well done old school movie. I would recommend this movie for all to see. Well worth the price of admission to any theater. No falling asleep on this one!!!!!

btmslt Sep 06, 2013

An interesting heist film with thrilling chase scenes trhough Italy and cliffhanging moments.

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jimg2000
Jun 28, 2011

The original Italian Job with the latest 1969 technologies and hardwares to rob a gold delivery from China to Italy. Super escape car chases through Turin and the Alpine of that era:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Italian_Job

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c_anderson
Aug 08, 2010

One of my favourite movies. Michael Caine is urbane and unflappable, the caper is clever, and the gang irresistible.

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