The Italian Job


1h 44m 2003

Brief Synopsis

The plan was flawless. The job was executed perfectly. The escape was clean. The only threat mastermind thief Charlie Croker never saw coming was from a member of his own crew. After pulling off an amazing gold bullion heist from a heavily guarded palazzo in Venice, Italy, Charlie and his gang--insi

Film Details

Also Known As
Braquage à l'italienne, Italian Job, estafa maestra
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2003
Distribution Company
Paramount Pictures
Location
Los Angeles, Italy

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 44m

Synopsis

The plan was flawless. The job was executed perfectly. The escape was clean. The only threat mastermind thief Charlie Croker never saw coming was from a member of his own crew. After pulling off an amazing gold bullion heist from a heavily guarded palazzo in Venice, Italy, Charlie and his gang--inside man Steve, computer genius Lyle, wheelman Handsome Rob, explosives expert Left-Ear and veteran safecraker John Bridger--can't believe it when one of them turns out to be a double crosser. Now the job isn't about the payoff, it's about payback! Enter Stella, a beautiful nerves of steel safecracker, who joins Charlie and his former gang when they follow the backstabber to California, where they plan to re-steal the gold by tapping into Los Angeles' traffic control system, manipulating signals and creating one of the biggest traffic jams in L.A. history!

Crew

Daniele Abate

Production Assistant

Vincent Agostino

Assistant Director

Tim Alatorre

Rigging Grip

Mark Aldahl

Rigging Grip

Fran Allgood

Set Costumer

Jorge Almeida

Digital Effects

Marco Alzetta

Grip

Luisa Amendola

Location Manager

Scott W Anderson

Visual Effects Editor

Giovanni Andreotta

Assistant Camera

Brian Andrew-tunstall

Hair Stylist

Curtis A Andrews

Electrician

Jeff M Andrus

Grip

Enzo Angileri

Hair Stylist

Pete Anthony

Music Conductor

Gabriel Archuletta

Song

Douglas B Arnold

Sound Mixer

Nickolas Ashford

Song

Nana Ashong

Production Assistant

Doreen Austria

Graphic Designer

Werner Bacciu

Grip

Eric Badanai

Rigging Electrician

Beth Bajuk

Art Department Coordinator

Thomas Balchaitis

Transportation Captain

Enrico Ballarin

Production Manager

Fausto Bandinelli

Special Effects Technician

Tommaso Baratto

Grip

Bart Barber

Special Effects Technician

Germicka Barclay

Hair Stylist

Claudette Barius

Photography

Phil Barnes

Song

Bob Baron

Adr Mixer

Ken Bates

Set Production Assistant

Ken Bates

Stunt Coordinator

Ken Bates

Unit Director

Chris Baugh

Assistant Location Manager

Geoffrey E Baumann

Effects Coordinator

James Bayliss

Set Designer

Christopher Beattie

Grip

Willie Beck

Song

Michael A Belgrave

On-Set Dresser

Charles W Belisle

On-Set Dresser

Pat Benatar

Song Performer

David Benavides

On-Set Dresser

Jennifer Bender

Extras Agent/Coordinator

Richard Bennetti

Transportation Co-Captain

Flavio Bertini

On-Set Dresser

Tim Bevan

Executive Producer

Yasiin Bey

Song

Yasiin Bey

Song Performer

Consuelo Bidorini

Production Assistant

Gary Bierend

Special Effects Technician

Jon Billington

Assistant Art Director

Danny Bilson

Other

Matthew J. Birch

Production Supervisor

Hans Bjerno

Director Of Photography

Don Black

Production Assistant

Josh Bleibtreu

Director Of Photography

Cristian Bobbo

Rigging Electrician

Francesco Boldrin

Production Assistant

Robert Bolger

Costumer

Robin Bonaccorsi

Stunts

Chris Bond

Visual Effects Supervisor

Leroy Bonner

Song

Bob Bornstein

Music Publisher

Jean Luc Bouchard

Digital Effects Artist

Bryan Bowen

Sound Editor

Fabio Bozzetti

Art Department Coordinator

Kevin Braun

Digital Effects Artist

Dick Bray

Sound Effects

Mark Bridges

Costume Designer

Matthew Broeska

3-D Artist

Shane Brott

Video

Raul A Bruce

Boom Operator

Nicola Bruso

Grip

Kurt Bryant

Stunt Coordinator

Chris Buchinsky

Storyboard Artist

Michelle Buhler

Makeup

Suzanne Buirgy

Production Manager

Keith Bunting

Dolly Grip

Darrell Burgess

Special Effects Technician

Fred Burke

Foley Editor

Martin Buttrich

Song

John Cade

Stunts

Kevin Cadwallader

Rigging Electrician

Donata Calestini

Production Assistant

Ed Callahan

Foley Editor

Gastone Callori

Special Effects Technician

James D Camomile

Special Effects Technician

Craig Campbell

Electrician

Fausto Cancellieri

Grip

Dea Cantu

Script Supervisor

Joanna Capitano

Visual Effects Producer

Laura Cappato

Unit Manager

Kenny Carceller

Grip

Matteo Carlesimo

Assistant Camera

Tom Carlson

Music Editor

Alex Corven Caronia

Assistant Director

Jon Carpenter

Transportation Coordinator

Brett Carroll

Assistant Editor

Gail Carroll-coe

Sound

Tiziano Casanova

Assistant Camera

John C Casey

Costume Supervisor

Mauro Caterini

Stunts

Nicola Catullo

Assistant Location Manager

Paolo Centoni

Electrician

Guido Cerasuolo

Line Producer

Fabrizio Cerato

Production Assistant

Marta Cerrini

Digital Effects Artist

Paul Chandler Carrera

Assistant Editor

Dave Channing

Music Engineer

Jennifer Chantnicki

Background Painter

Steve Charnow

Electrician

Kate Chase

Special Effects Technician

Jeff Chassler

Electrician

Talia Chiarelli

Production Assistant

Michael Chickey

Assistant Location Manager

Phil Chong

Stunts

Claudia Cimmino

Production Secretary

Don Clark

On-Set Dresser

Susanna Codognato

Art Director

Eliza Coleman

Stunts

Eugene Collier

Stunts

Michael Ray Collins

Electrician

Claudia Colussi

Costumer

Michael D Combs

Greensman

Emanuele Comotti

Digital Effects Artist

Andrea Conchetto

Rigging Electrician

Raymond Consing

Storyboard Artist

Jack B Cornelius

On-Set Dresser

Antonio Corridori

Special Effects Coordinator

Giovanni Corridori

Special Effects Supervisor

Stefano Corridori

Special Effects Technician

Rudy Courtade

Stunts

John Michael Courte

Animator

Thomas Crawford

Grip

Lauri Ann Creach

Stunts

Clay Cullen

Stunts

Rafe D'amico

Production Assistant

Paolo D'urbano

Production Assistant

Tommaso Dabala

Assistant Location Manager

Stefano Dalla Lana

Production Assistant

Glenn R Davis

Dolly Grip

Holly Davis

Costumer

Tim A Davison

Stunts

Sandy De Crescent

Music Contractor

Hanoi De La Paz

Electrician

Donald De Line

Producer

Paul De Meo

Other

Jerry C Deats

Grip

Richard Deats

Grip

Ted Deiker

Production Coordinator

Barry Delaney

Costume Supervisor

Kent Demaine

Cgi Artist

Isabelle Demers

Assistant Location Manager

Sterfon Demings

Hair Stylist

Jay Denes

Song

Jeff Denes

Special Effects Technician

Darrin Denlinger

Storyboard Artist

Sean Devereaux

Digital Effects Artist

Nicola Di Salvo

Special Effects Technician

Catherine Buyse Dian

Costume Supervisor

David R Diaz

Transportation Co-Captain

Michael Diersing

Construction Coordinator

John Dietrick

Post-Production Assistant

Marco Dintino

Assistant Camera

Thomas E Doherty

Grip

Don Domino

Grip

Timothy Jeffrey N Domis

Production Assistant

Brenda Donaho

Costumer

Angelo Donatone

Grip

Peter Donen

Consultant

Yann Doray

Digital Effects Artist

Lisa A Doyle

Costumer

Shauna Duggins

Stunts

James R. Dyer

Unit Production Manager

James R. Dyer

Executive Producer

Timothy M Earls

Set Designer

Tina Earnshaw

Makeup Artist

Mike Edmonson

Special Effects Supervisor

Gregg Elam

Stunts

Mark Elias

Grip

Victor Ennis

Assistant Sound Editor

Yoshi Enoki

Assistant Location Manager

Jeannie Epper

Stunts

Kurtis Epper

Stunts

Richard Epper

Stunts

Jerry Eubanks

Electrician

Donna Evans Merlo

Stunts

Tim Everitt

Animation Supervisor

Stefano Falivene

Camera Operator

John Paul Fasal

Sound Effects

Michael Fauntleroy

Assistant Camera

Tammy Fearing

Adr Editor

Eric Fellner

Executive Producer

Stefano Fenocchi

Assistant Camera

Mark Fiedler

Electrician

Elizabeth Finch

Original Music

Eddie Fiola

Stunts

Ken Fisher

Camera Operator

Film Details

Also Known As
Braquage à l'italienne, Italian Job, estafa maestra
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2003
Distribution Company
Paramount Pictures
Location
Los Angeles, Italy

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 44m

Articles

The Italian Job - The Remake


Charismatic criminals, gold heists, and Mini Cooper car chases jump back to the silver screen this summer in a remake of 1969's The Italian Job.

Mark Wahlberg stars as career criminal Charlie Croker, who assembles a gang of crooks to help him pull off a huge gold heist. To escape, they create the largest Los Angeles traffic jam in history with the aid of some traffic light and computer trickery. Wahlberg and crew, meanwhile, make their getaways on sidewalks, through the subways, and across Hollywood's Walk of Fame in their souped-up but tiny BMW Mini Coopers, squeezing through alleyways and tunnels to safety.

Wahlberg is joined by Edward Norton as a partner in crime, Charlize Theron as a sexy safecracker, a computer genius played by Seth Green and Donald Sutherland's veteran criminal.

To create the extensive L.A. traffic jam, the films producers shut down two blocks of Hollywood Boulevard, right where Mann's Chinese Theater and the Kodak Theater are located, and one of the city's most popular tourist spots. The results were cars at a standstill on film and in real life. The shoot affected traffic from the south of Los Angeles to the San Fernando Valley for a week.

With The Italian Job, Wahlberg is fast becoming Hollywood's remake master. Counting the current movie, three of his past four flicks have been remakes. He took over the Charlton Heston role in 2001's Planet of the Apes and starred in The Truth About Charlie, a 2002 redo of 1963's Cary Grant and Audrey Hepburn film Charade.

The 2003 F. Gary Gray-directed The Italian Job does pay a subtle homage to its roots. In one scene, Michael Caine -- the star of the original The Italian Job -- is seen on a large-screen television in a clip from his famous movie Alfie.

The Italian Job original, made in 1969, is now considered a British caper cult classic. And unlike the 2003 version, the heist and later plot actually take place in Italy.

Caine is the original movie's ringleader, who leads the gold heist and the subsequent wild Mini Cooper car chases galore on the sidewalks, rooftops, sewers, and rivers of Turin, Italy. (Decades later, stock footage from the film could be seen in the 1980s television series McGuyver, made by the same studio as the movie -- Paramount.)

The famous ending, when the gang's bus teeters on the side of a cliff, was not liked by the cast and crew, the movie's screenwriter recently revealed to Esquire magazine. Troy Kennedy Martin also said that director Peter Collinson hated it so much that he made his assistant film it.

Joining Caine in the very British cast were comedian Benny Hill and actor/writer Noel Coward, in his last film appearance. He reportedly had to be coaxed out of self-imposed exile in Switzerland to play the role and was not in good health on the set.

Adding a groovy beat to the breakneck action was future "We Are the World" producer Quincy Jones, who has scored films from the 1960s to the current "Austin Powers" series. And although he has a pop star past, Wahlberg made no musical contributions to the 2003 The Italian Job. Before becoming a movie star, Wahlberg was known in the early 1990s as rapper Marky Mark and brother to one of the members of teen group New Kids on the Block.

by Amy Cox
The Italian Job - The Remake

The Italian Job - The Remake

Charismatic criminals, gold heists, and Mini Cooper car chases jump back to the silver screen this summer in a remake of 1969's The Italian Job. Mark Wahlberg stars as career criminal Charlie Croker, who assembles a gang of crooks to help him pull off a huge gold heist. To escape, they create the largest Los Angeles traffic jam in history with the aid of some traffic light and computer trickery. Wahlberg and crew, meanwhile, make their getaways on sidewalks, through the subways, and across Hollywood's Walk of Fame in their souped-up but tiny BMW Mini Coopers, squeezing through alleyways and tunnels to safety. Wahlberg is joined by Edward Norton as a partner in crime, Charlize Theron as a sexy safecracker, a computer genius played by Seth Green and Donald Sutherland's veteran criminal. To create the extensive L.A. traffic jam, the films producers shut down two blocks of Hollywood Boulevard, right where Mann's Chinese Theater and the Kodak Theater are located, and one of the city's most popular tourist spots. The results were cars at a standstill on film and in real life. The shoot affected traffic from the south of Los Angeles to the San Fernando Valley for a week. With The Italian Job, Wahlberg is fast becoming Hollywood's remake master. Counting the current movie, three of his past four flicks have been remakes. He took over the Charlton Heston role in 2001's Planet of the Apes and starred in The Truth About Charlie, a 2002 redo of 1963's Cary Grant and Audrey Hepburn film Charade. The 2003 F. Gary Gray-directed The Italian Job does pay a subtle homage to its roots. In one scene, Michael Caine -- the star of the original The Italian Job -- is seen on a large-screen television in a clip from his famous movie Alfie. The Italian Job original, made in 1969, is now considered a British caper cult classic. And unlike the 2003 version, the heist and later plot actually take place in Italy. Caine is the original movie's ringleader, who leads the gold heist and the subsequent wild Mini Cooper car chases galore on the sidewalks, rooftops, sewers, and rivers of Turin, Italy. (Decades later, stock footage from the film could be seen in the 1980s television series McGuyver, made by the same studio as the movie -- Paramount.) The famous ending, when the gang's bus teeters on the side of a cliff, was not liked by the cast and crew, the movie's screenwriter recently revealed to Esquire magazine. Troy Kennedy Martin also said that director Peter Collinson hated it so much that he made his assistant film it. Joining Caine in the very British cast were comedian Benny Hill and actor/writer Noel Coward, in his last film appearance. He reportedly had to be coaxed out of self-imposed exile in Switzerland to play the role and was not in good health on the set. Adding a groovy beat to the breakneck action was future "We Are the World" producer Quincy Jones, who has scored films from the 1960s to the current "Austin Powers" series. And although he has a pop star past, Wahlberg made no musical contributions to the 2003 The Italian Job. Before becoming a movie star, Wahlberg was known in the early 1990s as rapper Marky Mark and brother to one of the members of teen group New Kids on the Block. by Amy Cox

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Released in United States May 2003

Released in United States on Video October 7, 2003

Released in United States Summer May 30, 2003

Re-released in United States August 29, 2003

Shown at Tribeca Film Festival (Closing Night) May 3-11, 2003.

Released in United States May 2003 (Shown at Tribeca Film Festival (Closing Night) May 3-11, 2003.)

Released in United States Summer May 30, 2003

Re-released in United States August 29, 2003

Remake of "The Italian Job" (USA/1969) directed by Peter Collinson and starring Michael Caine.

Released in United States on Video October 7, 2003