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The Italian Job (1969) was a Action - Comedy Film directed by Peter Collinson and produced by Stanley Baker and Michael Deeley.

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Groovy Michael Caine travels to Turin : The Italian Job (Peter Collinson, 1969)

By Virginie Pronovost on Sep 24, 2023 From The Wonderful World of Cinema

It’s not a secret for anyone familiar with?The Wonderful World of Cinema?that I love British films, especially the classic ones. They have a unique charm, especially with the actors and dialogue delivery that you don’t find in Hollywood films (and I’m not necessarily thinking of th... Read full article


The Italian Job (1969)

By Beatrice on Apr 28, 2020 From Flickers in Time

The Italian Job Directed by Peter Collinson Written by Troy Kennedy Martin 1969/UK IMDb link First viewing/Criterion Channel This was a very fun caper flick, absolutely perfect for Lock Down. Charismatic Cockney criminal Charlie Coker (Michael Caine) is released from prison. ?He is immediately on th... Read full article


Um Golpe ? Italiana (1969) / The Italian Job (1969)

By L? on Mar 14, 2018 From Critica Retro

Um Golpe ? Italiana (1969) / The Italian Job (1969) Charlie Croker (Michael Caine) acaba de sair da cadeia e j? est? envolvido em um novo plano de roubo. Cabe a Charlie encontrar um novo “patrocinador” para o golpe, e isto n?o ? muito dif?cil: Mr. Bridger (Noel Coward), companh... Read full article


The Italian Job (1969, Peter Collinson)

on Aug 2, 2010 From The Stop Button

What a strange film. I’d never really heard of it, past the title, so… I didn’t know what to expect, but even if I’d known something about it, I doubt I could have expected it. Collinson is a fantastic Panavision director, so the Italian Job is always watchable, even through ... Read full article


Um Golpe ? Italiana (1969) / The Italian Job (1969)

By L? on Nov 30, -0001 From Critica Retro

Um Golpe ? Italiana (1969) / The Italian Job (1969) Charlie Croker (Michael Caine) acaba de sair da cadeia e j? est? envolvido em um novo plano de roubo. Cabe a Charlie encontrar um novo “patrocinador” para o golpe, e isto n?o ? muito dif?cil: Mr. Bridger (Noel Coward), companh... Read full article


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[last lines]
Charlie Croker: Hang on, lads; I've got a great idea.


Charlie Croker: You'll be making a grave error if you kill us.
Charlie Croker: There are a quarter of a million Italians in Britain and they'll be made to suffer. Every restaurant, cafe, ice-cream parlor, gambling den and nightclub in London, Liverpool and Glasgow will be smashed.


Dominic: Shouldn't we synchronise our watches?
Charlie Croker: Nuts to your watches! You just be at the Piazza at a quarter to...


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Facts about

The coach used in the film was a Bedford VAL with Harrington Legionaire bodywork.
This is a movie primarily about cars and driving. Michael Caine, the star, 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 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.
In a BBC documentary to celebrate his 70th birthday in March 2003, Michael Caine revealed his character's "great idea", and the deleted ending of the film, as the gang's bus teeters on the edge of a cliff. "The next thing that happens is you turn the engine on," he said. "You all sit exactly where you are until all the petrol has run out, which changes the equilibrium. We all jump out of the bus and the gold goes over the cliff. And at the bottom are the Italian mafia, sitting waiting for the gold." This was also rumoured to be the premise for the sequel "The Brazillian Job"
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