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Typically cool crew of expert theives, led by Charlie (Wahlberg), pulls off a heist of $35 million worth of gold bars in Venice, only to be doublecrossed by crewmember Steve (Norton), who kills Charlie's mentor John (Sutherland) and leaves the rest for dead. When the group find Steve a year later in L.A., John's daughter Stella (Theron), an exceptional safecracker in her own right, joins the gang for revenge. Amiable caper flick succeeds on the multiple strengths of understated cool, superbly orchestrated action, pitch-perfect humor, and an excellent cast doing a great job. Green, as computer geek Lyle, stands out, while Wahlberg boosts his leading man appeal. Remake of the 1969 Michael Caine vehicle copies original's use of Mini Coopers, but not much else.

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Available on Running time 111 minutes. Originally from United States.

Cast and Crew

Genres
L.A., Heists: Gold/Precious Metals, Subways, Doublecross!, Italy, Venice, Revenge
Screenplay
Wayne Powers, Donna Powers
Cast
Mark Wahlberg, Edward Norton, Charlize Theron, Dante "Mos Def" Beze, Seth Green, Jason Statham, Donald Sutherland, Christina Cabot, Franky G., Olek Krupa
Cinematography
Wally Pfister
Director
F. Gary Gray
Music
John Powell
Other
Douglas B. Arnold, Kathy Nelson, Julianne Jordan, Richard Francis-Bruce, Christopher Rouse, Doug Meerdink, Mark Zuelzke, Mark Bridges, Charles Wood
Producer
Donald De Line, Paramount Pictures

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The Italian Job
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Charlie Croker is the leader of a gang of robbers that pulled off an amazing gold bullion heist from a heavily guarded palazzo in Venice, Italy. His men are inside man Steve, computer genius Lyle, wheelman handsome Rob, explosives expert Left-Ear and veteran safecracker John Bridger. A member of his gang betrays them and takes the gold for himself. Charlie and his gang, joined by the beautiful Stella, plan the biggest traffic jam to try to steal the gold back in California where they followed the backstabber.