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The Italian Job
ID:
2003
Comments:
Director: F. Gary Gray
Screenplay: Donna Powers, Troy Kennedy-Martin, Wayne Powers
Producer: Donald De Line, Eric Fellner, Guido Cerasuolo, Jim Dyer
Cast: Donald Sutherland, Mark Wahlberg, Edward Norton, Charlize Theron, Jason Statham
Genre: Action & Adventure

Running Time: 111
Aspect Ratio:  2.35:1 (NTSC Widescreen)
Sound: Dolby Digital 5.1
Subtitles: English
Features:
Studio:  Paramount DVD Region:  1 PG-13
DVD Release:  Oct 2003 Discs:  1 (Cloud) []
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Reviews:  Though it bears little resemblance to the original 1969 thriller starring Michael Caine, the 2003 remake of "The Italian Job" stands on its own as a caper comedy that's well above average. The title's a misnomer--this time it's actually a Los Angeles job--but the action's just as exciting as it propels a breezy tale of honor and dishonor among competing thieves. Inheriting Caine's role as ace heist-planner Charlie Croker, Mark Wahlberg plays straight-man to a well-cast team of accomplices, including Mos Def, Jason Statham, and scene-stealer Seth Green in a variation of the role originally played by Noel Coward. As the daughter of Croker's ill-fated mentor (Donald Sutherland), Charlize Theron is recruited to double-cross a double-crosser (Edward Norton in oily villain mode), and once again, speedily versatile Mini Coopers play a pivotal role in director F. Gary Gray's exhilarating car-chase climax. It's perhaps the greatest product placement in movie history, and just as fun the second time around. "--Jeff Shannon"


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