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The Italian Job (1969)

2 Ratings: 4.0
Action & Adventure and Comedy movie directed by Peter Collinson

This little-known cult caper is about as depraved as they come. Michael Caine, ever the enterprising swinger and swindler, has an ingenious plan to steal a huge cache of Chinese gold to be shipped to Turin as collateral for a new Fiat plant. Since the … see full wiki

Director: Peter Collinson
Genre: Action, Comedy, Adventure
2 reviews about The Italian Job (1969)
review by . March 23, 2009
posted in Movie Hype
This is a classic British comedy from the time when Alec Guiness, Michael Caine, Peter Sellers and other British comic actors (as differentiated from comedians) ruled the roost.     The story is simple. Michael Caine is released from jail. A colleague of is murdered in Italy and his not-terribly-grieving widow brings Caine a message - on film, no less. The sight of Michael Caine sitting next to a film projector watching the outline of the planned heist is hilarious in this day …
review by . March 25, 2005
posted in Movie Hype
A classic film genre that hasn't seen much action in the past few decades is the heist film. The re-imagining of OCEAN'S 11 did a nice job as did the re-imagining of THE ITALIAN JOB. Unfortunately, even those both of those movies had some great elements, neither one was original enough to even come up with their own title.    The original THE ITALIAN JOB, on the other hand, was made during an era when movies still reeked of originality. In the film, Charlie Croker (Michael Caine) …
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