The Italian Job (2003)
Director: F. Gary Gray
Screenwriter: Donna Powers / Wayne Powers
Cast: Mark Wahlberg, Charlize Theron, Edward Norton, Donald Sutherland, Jason Statham, Mouse Def, Seth Green, Kelly Brook, Frankie G / Olek Krupa / Mary Porthill
Genre: Action / Thriller / Crime
Region: US / UK / Italy / Germany
Released: 2003-05-30 (USA)
Length: 111 minutes
Also known as: Tianluo Pirates Network (Hong Kong) / Italian Mission / Burglary in Italy
Rating: IMDB 7.0 / Rotten Tomatoes 72%
Charlie (Mark Wahlberg) He could have spent the rest of his life with the box of gold returned from the robbery, but the betrayal of his accomplice Steve (Edward Norton) made him mess up. Steve not only swallowed a huge sum of money and fled to Los Angeles, but also made Charlie suffer from prison.
Charlie, who is now out of prison, is full of ambition to find Steve to settle the score. He recruited a master theft–beauty Stella (Charlize Theron) who is in charge of opening safes, and he and other partners tried their best to design a smooth avenue for quick escape. Stella went to lure Steve, but was spotted by the cunning Steve. Charlie quickly destroyed the traffic light system in Los Angeles, and a spectacular traffic jam occurred in Los Angeles. However, to their surprise, escape was not so simple-Steve didn’t drive to catch up, he used a helicopter , chasing after them. The underground tunnels and streets and alleys of Los Angeles are in a mess.
“The Italian Job” is a 2003 heist film directed by F. Gary Gray and starring an ensemble cast including Mark Wahlberg, Charlize Theron, Edward Norton, Seth Green, and Jason Statham. The film is a remake of the 1969 film of the same name.
The story follows Charlie Croker (played by Mark Wahlberg), a skilled thief who plans a heist in Venice, Italy. The heist goes smoothly, but one of Charlie’s team members, Steve (played by Edward Norton), double-crosses them and steals the gold they’ve stolen. Charlie and the rest of his team, including Steve’s ex-girlfriend Stella (played by Charlize Theron), set out to get their revenge and steal the gold back.
The film features a number of exciting car chase scenes, including one through the streets of Los Angeles in Mini Coopers. The film was praised for its action sequences and cast performances and was a commercial success, grossing over $176 million worldwide.