The Italian Job

May 30, 2003 0 By Fans
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Thieves plan to pull off the heist of their lives by creating Los Angeles' largest ever traffic jam.

Release Year: 2003

Rating: 6.9/10 (122,108 voted)

Critic's Score: 68/100

F. Gary Gray

Stars: Donald Sutherland, Mark Wahlberg, Edward Norton

A gang of robbers, lead by career criminal Charlie Croker, create the largest traffic jam in Los Angeles history, giving them time to pull off a theft of gold bullion. They get away in their Mini Coopers, which are small enough to drive on sidewalks so they can make a clean get away before the traffic jam clears.

Writers: Troy Kennedy-Martin, Donna Powers


Mark Wahlberg

Charlie Croker

Charlize Theron

Stella Bridger

Donald Sutherland

John Bridger

Jason Statham

Handsome Rob

Seth Green


Mos Def

Left Ear

Edward Norton


Fausto Callegarini

Italian Guard

Stefano Petronelli


Fabio Scarpa


Cristiano Bonora


Tiberio Greco


Jimmy Shubert

First Detective

Tammi Cubilette

Second Detective

Mary Portser

Stella's Receptionist

Chiisana YATSU hodo, karei ni kimeru [Japan]


Official Website:
Official site |
Terra [Spain] |

Release Date: 30 May 2003

Filming Locations: 295 North San Rafael Avenue, Pasadena, California, USA

Box Office Details

Budget: $60,000,000


Opening Weekend: $19,457,944
(1 June 2003)
(2633 Screens)

Gross: $106,126,012
(2 November 2003)

Technical Specs


Did You Know?


The NetCom Cable van shows the phone number 1-800-555-0199. This is the same number that Al Pacino in
The Insider and Kevin Spacey in
American Beauty have.


When the armoured truck comes crashing into the tunnel, the minis get covered in dust. By the time they drive off they are nice and shiny again.


[first lines]

[on the phone]

John Bridger:
[on the phone]
Hello, sweetie.

[on the phone]
Daddy, it's early.

User Review

Maybe not the most original movie, but a very good one in the genre of the heist / action flicks

Rating: 8/10

A few years ago I saw this remake of the sixties classic with the Mini
Coopers for the first time and I remember liking it a lot. Now, about
two years later it was shown on television and I just wanted to know
whether I would still like it as much as when I saw it in the cinema.
Well, the answer is yes.

The movie is about a team of robbers that will do one final job in
Venice, Italy. The plan is flawless and the execution perfect. They
escape and won't have to work for the rest of their lives. But there is
one problem they didn't take into account: Someone within their own
ranks doesn't like to split the loot, but wants to keep it all for
himself, even when that means he will have to kill the rest of the
crew. But all but one survive and they are out for revenge. One year
later, in Los Angeles this time, the surviving team members create a
smart and devious plan to steal back the gold and get their revenge on
the traitor…

The story on itself is of course not very original, since this is a
remake of the original 1969 movie, but it has plenty of goodies to
offer to make you forget about that. This is a typical heist / action
movie but it certainly is one of the better ones in its kind. The
action is very nice, the landscapes and Venice are real eye-candy, the
story is OK and the special effects are stunning. Even the acting is
very good, something which you'll not often see in an action movie. I
must admit that I really liked what I saw and I give this movie a well
deserved 7.5/10.