The Italian Job 2003

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The Italian Job 2003    ( MINI Cooper S -R53 )       2003

The Italian Job 2003 (2)

The Italian Job is a 2003 heist film directed by F. Gary Gray, written by Wayne and Donna Powers and produced by Donald DeLine. The film stars Mark Wahlberg, Charlize Theron, Edward Norton, Seth Green, Jason Statham, Mos Def, and Donald Sutherland. It is an American remake of the 1969 British film of the same name,

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Cast

Mark WahlbergMark Wahlberg
Charlie Croker
Charlize TheronCharlize Theron
Stella Bridger
Donald SutherlandDonald Sutherland
John Bridger
Jason StathamJason Statham
Handsome Rob
Seth GreenSeth Green
Lyle
Yasiin BeyYasiin Bey
Left Ear (as Mos Def)
Edward NortonEdward Norton
Steve

“To Get Down” is a song performed by Timo Maas from his album Loud. Phil Barnes features on lead vocals.

The song is featured in the 2003 film The Italian Job and the 2002 video game FIFA Football 2003; the latter being remixed by Fatboy Slim.

Strapping a supercharger to the MINI Cooper S has elevated performance to a level that most other road users don’t expect. Those cutesy looks suggest a funky shopping car. This rather rubs salt into the wounds of other performance car drivers when they get left for dead on a twisty road. It takes a keen eye to pick out the bonnet scoop that is the only reliable visual indication the this is the hot Mini rather than just a tarted-up One. John Cooper can add a ‘Works’ performance pack that makes the MINI virtually untouchable on a country road.

Most of the film was shot on location in Venice and Los Angeles, where canals and streets, respectively, were temporarily shut down during principal photography. Distributed by Paramount Pictures, The Italian Job was theatrically released in the United States on May 30, 2003, and grossed over $176 million worldwide. Critical response was generally positive, with publications highlighting the action sequences. A sequel, The Brazilian Job, has reportedly been in development since 2004, but has yet to be produced as of 2014.

Release date: 19 September 2003 (United Kingdom)
Director: F. Gary Gray
Sequel: The Brazilian Job
Box office: 176.1 million USD
Budget: 60 million USD

Lyle: I’m getting a NAD T770 digital decoder with 70-watt amps and Burr-Brown DACs.
Left Ear: [confused] Yeah…
Lyle: It’s a big stereo. Speakers so loud, they blow women’s clothes off!
Handsome Rob: Now you’re talking!

Charlie Croker: You’ve got no imagination. You couldn’t even decide what to do with all that money, so you had to buy what everybody else wanted.
Steve: Try this on your imagination, okay. That gold is already gone.

John Bridger: 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 this life.
Charlie Croker: What are you talking about, John? You’ve been a good father.
John Bridger: Sending presents doesn’t make you a good father. I’ve spent half my kid’s life in prison. Don’t get to be my age with nothing but this, Charlie. Find somebody you want to spend the rest of your life with, and hold onto her forever.

The Italian Job  was pretty successful making $176 Million at the international box office so talk of a sequel was inevitable. It wasn’t long before The Brazilian Job was announced and the story was meant to be about Charlie Croker (Wahlberg) and his fellow crew of expert thieves heading to Rio de Janeiro to pull off another heist.

However this movie is unlikely to ever happen is pretty much everyone involved has moved on to bigger things and I think the budget would end up being too huge to get all of them together again.

So if you were patiently waiting to see The Brazilian Job I wouldn’t hold out much hope as it isn’t happening any time soon.

QUIZ

Which famous Formula 1 Driver, Helped the Cast with an extra 2 days Driving Tuition ?

  • CORRECT

    Damon Hill

     

    In interviews, Jason Statham said that in addition to the stunt driving course they all received, he got two days’ driving tuition from Damon Hill, the British ex-world champion Formula 1 driver. However, all the cast members acknowledged that Charlize Theron was easily the best driver among them.

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