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The Italian Job (2003)

PG-13 | | Action, Crime, Thriller | 30 May 2003 (USA)
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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Left Ear (as Mos Def)
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Italian Guard
Stefano Petronelli ...
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Fabio Scarpa ...
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Cristiano Bonora ...
Garbageman / Thug
Tiberio Greco ...
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Tammi Cubilette ...
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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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Action | Crime | Thriller

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

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30 May 2003 (USA)  »

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Budget:

$60,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$19,457,944 (USA) (1 June 2003)

Gross:

$106,128,601 (USA)
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Edward Norton made it clear that his participation is a result of contractual obligation, not choice. He signed a three movie deal with Paramount, of which Primal Fear (1996), his breakthrough movie, was the first. He kept dismissing scripts for the other two, until Paramount coerced him into accepting a role in this film. Norton did not hide his misery on the set, clashing with the crew throughout it, and when the producer handed out gifts to the cast over the movie's surprisingly strong box office performance, Norton returned the gift with a note stating "Give this to someone you actually like--or someone who actually likes you." See more »

Goofs

The train that Lyle remotely stops in the station is a Blue Line train. The Blue Line is a light rail line that runs from Downtown Los Angeles all the way to Long Beach. It doesn't go anywhere near Hollywood. 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

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

Connections

Featured in The Mighty Minis of 'The Italian Job' (2003) See more »

Soundtracks

Pedal to the Metal
by Brian West and Mark Kaspryzk (as Mark Kaspryzyk)
Performed by Kazzer
Courtesy of Epic Records
By Arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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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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