The Italian Job 1969 Movie Poster

The Italian Job

Writer: Troy Kennedy Martin

Director: Peter Collinson

Release: September 3, 1969

Tagline(s): This is the self preservation society
Introducing the plans for a new business venture: “The Italian Job.”

Producer: Michael Deeley
Associate-Producer: Bob Porter

Stars/Actors: Michael Caine, Noël Coward, Benny Hill, Raf Vallone, Tony Beckley, Rossano Brazzi, Maragaret Blye, John Le Mesurier

Music by: Quincy Jones

Production Company: Oakhurst Productions

Genre(s): Comedy, Crime, Satire

ID: tt0064505

Rating: G

Runtime: 99 minutes

Synopsis: Comic caper movie about a plan to steal a gold shipment from the streets of Turin by creating a traffic jam.

Declassified by Agent Palmer: 1969’s The Italian Job Is More Than a Bloody Gran Prix

Quotes and Lines

“You’re only supposed to blow the bloody doors off!”

“Charlie Croker, I am dead. I have arranged for my widow to get material to you in England. There you must find the backing to do the job. You must, Charlie. Because it is a work of genius. Just think of it. A city in chaos, a smash-and-grab raid and four million dollars through a traffic jam.”

“It’s a very difficult job and the only way to get through it is we all work together as a team. And that means you do everything I say.”

“We’ve come here to pay our respects to Great Aunt Nellie. She brought us up properly and taught us loyalty. Now I want you to remember that during these next few days. I also want you to remember that if you don’t come back with the goods, Nellie here will turn in her grave, and, likely as not, jump right out of it and kick your teeth in.”

“Typical, isn’t it? I’ve been out of jail five minutes, and already I’m in a hot car.”

“You wouldn’t hit a man with no trousers on, would you?”

“I don’t want to be rude Charles, but times have changed.”
“Adrian, when I went in that was all the go.”
“What did you do? Life?”
“You know, you could put all these in a museum.”

“Camp Freddie, everybody in the *world* is bent!”

“I hope he likes spaghetti… They serve it four times a day in the Italian prison…”

“Charlie you wouldn’t even know how to spell, big!”

“Croker can handle it. He’s got everything going for him. There’s even a football match in Turin the day before the delivery. England versus Italy. The English supporters can cover his movements, even help him, if required.”

“Well, gentlemen, it’s a long way back to England… And it’s thataway!”

“Does Mr Bridger think he can take over Europe from a prison cell?”

“A question of prestige.”

“I can always take it to the Americans… They’re people who appreciate young talent and give it a chance.”

“Hang on, lads; I’ve got a great idea.”