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1960s, Action

The Italian Job

Released 1969 Rating U in UK
Director Peter Collinson Writer/s Troy Kennedy-Martin
Starring Michael Caine, Noel Coward, Rossana Brazzi, John le Measurer
Source of story An original screenplay
Elevator Pitch A group of London criminals set up a caper to steal a shipment of gold in Italy, by creating a traffic jam in Turin, and escaping using three Mini–Coopers
Content A bit of preparation using the resources provided by Mr Bridger from prison, then lots of car chases.
A View Don’t miss the opening credits which feature the wonderful Lambourgini Mura. There-after it rolls along.   Michael Caine has seldom been better (Except in The Man Who Would be King).

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