The Italian Job is a 1969 British heist film that was directed by Peter Collinson and stars Michael Caine, Noel Coward, Benny Hill, and John Le Mesurier. The film is about a group of professional thieves who plan to steal $4 million in gold bullion from a safe in Venice using three Mini Coopers.
The movie is about a group of professional thieves that plan to steal $4 million in gold bullion from the safe in Venice using three Mini Coopers.
Witty and proud, the original The Italian Job is a quintessentially British film, a true classic. Michael Caine plays Charlie Croker, our villain who conspires to avenge the death of his friend by executing his plans to rob $4 million worth of gold in Turin. His co-conspirators are a myriad of colourful people who are all seemingly inept to pull off the heist. The Italian Job is underhanded and adventurous with its humor and has some memorable, iconic dialogue. Watch it for the car chases with three diminutive Minis, the intro with the Lamborghini Miura, and the numerous forms of British pride.