Charlie Croker is out of jail and on the make with an ingenious plan for the heist of the century. Aided and abetted by top criminal mastermind Mr. Bridger, Charlie sets off with an ace team of villains and three very special minis to lift $4,000,000 from under the noses of the Turin Polizei. The trouble is, with the cops and the Mafia on his tail, Charlie finds that grabbing the money is kid's stuff compared to getting away with it... This action packed comedy drama is an all time cult classic of the 60's, with the craziest car chase in movie history and an incredible cliff hanger finale, The Italian Job is the caper movie to beat them all!
Its no classic!
- The Italian Job review by Colin Taylor
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If you like Michael Caine and Minis,and the idea that the sixties was all about winning the World Cup and beating Johnny Foreigner, then you might like it, I suppose.
While watching it I was reminded of TV show 'On the Buses'-in which men who are way too old cop off with 'dolly birds' all the time and think that thats what the sixties were all about.Its got Benny Hill in it, for goodness sake!
Its no classic, and has dated terribly-all the women are excitable idiots who scream when the lights go out during a power cut, and are there as decoration only.
Why the fascination with gangsters and heist films, is that the only films Britain is good at?
Admittedly I watched this having just watched 'Casablanca'-theres more to that in the first 15mins before we even see the main characters than in the whole of this tosh.