• The Italian Job (1969)

The Italian Job

Release Date: 1969

DVD Release Date: October 7th, 2003

G |1 hr 41 min

Plot Summary

A British crook (Michael Caine) robs gold ingots in Italy by having a computer expert (Benny Hill) cause a traffic jam.

Cast: Michael Caine, Noel Coward, Benny Hill, Margaret Blye, Tony Beckley, Raf Vallone, Rossano Brazzi, Irene Handl

Director: Peter Collinson

Genres: Action , Comedy

Production Co: Oakhurst Productions

Keywords: Pursuit, 1960s, Quest, Engaging, Escape, Car, Suspenseful

Ratings & Reviews

  • 100
    Empire

    As a metaphor for England at the dawn of the 70s, The Italian Job is a hard one to top. show more

  • 75
    Eric HendersonSlant Magazine

    The Italian Job isn’t the first movie to take car chases into strange and new environments, but it sure is creative. show more

  • 100
    The Telegraph

    As the Mini Coopers rock from side to side along a sewage tunnel, with £4 million in gold bullion in their boots and Quincy Jones's infectious score swinging away in the background, ask yourself this: is there a film - certainly a British film - that delivers a greater infusion of pure joy than The Italian Job? show more

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Awards

Nominated Foreign Film - English Language