The Italian Job is a 2000 American action adventure crime thriller directed by F. Gary Gray and produced by Donald DeLine. The screenplay was written by Donna Powers and Wayne Powers and is based on the 1969 original Screenplay written by Troy Kennedy Martin for the 1969 British film which was also called The Italian Job.
Rated: PG-13 (movie contains violence and some language)
Run Time: 1h 51min
Release Date: May 30, 2003 (USA)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller, Adventure
Director: F. Gary Gray
Studio: Paramount Pictures
Budget: $60 Million
Box Office: $176.1 Million
The rest of the team includes driver Handsome Rob (Jason Statham), explosives expert Left Ear (Mos Def), tech geek Lyle (Seth Green) and munitions expert Steve (Edward Norton). The team is assembled for one last big job, a gold heist involving stealing $35 million in gold bars from a heavily guarded safe in Venice, Italy. After successfully pulling off the heist, Steve double-crosses everybody and hires his own group of thugs to take the gold all for himself. The ambush occurs in the middle of a long bridge and after removing the gold he eliminates the rest of the team.
The van they had been traveling in had driven off the bridge with everyone in it and survived the chilly water. John Bridger was killed in the attempt and Charlie vows revenge on Steve for Bridger’s death and attempt to kill him. The team then plans an elaborate gold heist against Steve. However, without John Bridger, they need a safe cracker so they enlist the help of Bridger’s daughter Stella (Charlize Theron) to crack the safe in Steve’s Los Angeles mansion. Will they pull of the heist?
“I trust everyone, it’s the devil inside them I don’t trust.” – John Bridger
“If there’s one thing I know, it’s never to mess with mother nature, mother in-laws and mother freaking Ukranians.” – Skinny
“Charlie, there are two kinds of thieves in this world: The ones who steal to enrich their lives, and those who steal to define their lives. Don’t be the latter. Makes you miss out on what’s really important in life.” – John Bridger
“I took John Bridger’s advice. I found somebody I want to spend the rest of my life with and I’m going to hold on to her forever.” – Charlie Croker
Official Movie Trailer
Mark Wahlberg as Charlie Croker
Charlize Theron as Stella Bridger
Donald Sutherland as John Bridger
Jason Statham as Handsome Rob
Seth Green as Lyle (Napster)
Mos Def as Left Ear
Edward Norton as Steve