Italian Job (2003)

Italian Job (2003)

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Director: F. Gary Gray

Cast: F. Gary Gray, Mark Wahlberg, Charlize Theron, Edward Norton


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F. Gary Gray's 2003 crime caper remake The Italian Job comes to DVD with this collector's edition from Paramount Pictures with a standard full-screen transfer. Dolby Digital Surround soundtracks are available in English and French with optional English subtitles. Includes the featurettes "Pedal to the Metal: The Making of The Italian Job" and "Putting the WordsSee more details below


F. Gary Gray's 2003 crime caper remake The Italian Job comes to DVD with this collector's edition from Paramount Pictures with a standard full-screen transfer. Dolby Digital Surround soundtracks are available in English and French with optional English subtitles. Includes the featurettes "Pedal to the Metal: The Making of The Italian Job" and "Putting the Words on the Page for The Italian Job." Three sections focus on specific production details: "The Italian Job Driving School," "The Mighty Minis of The Italian Job," and "High Octane: Stunts from The Italian Job." Other special features include deleted scenes and theatrical trailers. This is a worthwhile disc for those who really care about how action scenes are constructed. Paramount has also released this film in a separate widescreen version.

Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Ed Hulse
Mark Wahlberg proves once again that he's a capable lead with his workmanlike performance in this super-slick caper film, a vastly improved remake of the 1969 thriller starring Michael Caine. The erstwhile Marky Mark is suitably intense as the no-nonsense protégé of a ready-to-retire master thief (Donald Sutherland), who accompanies him on a Venice heist that nets their gang a cool $35 million in gold. When one of their sleazy partners (Edward Norton) hijacks the bullion and kills the aging mentor in cold blood, Wahlberg enlists his other crew members (Jason Statham, Seth Green, Mos Def) in a complicated scheme to regain the swag and wreak vengeance on the killer. Glam girl Charlize Theron is rather improbably cast as Sutherland's daughter, a talented safecracker who works as a bank-security consultant; yet she manages to convince the viewer that she's willing and eager to join the lawbreakers and take down the man who murdered her father. As has become de rigueur in today's caper movies, The Italian Job devotes considerable footage to the deployment of high-tech gadgetry by the thieves. Seth Green, whose techno-geek is the film's most colorful character, uses his computer hacking skills to paralyze traffic in Los Angeles -- a move that precipitates the film's most suspenseful sequence, an extended car chase admirably staged by director F. Gary Gray (The Negotiator) and tightly edited to maintain a crackling pace. The well-chosen cast is uniformly good, and there's considerable humor to counterbalance the tense and darker moments. Like many thrillers, this movie is at times wildly improbable -- but it's also a great deal of fun.
All Movie Guide - Michael Hastings
Owing less to its source material than to Steven Soderbergh's high-starpower, low-wattage 2001 remake of Ocean's Eleven, F. Gary Gray's slick, anonymous Italian Job retains little of the 1969 film's buoyancy, or irreverence -- which in many ways may actually be a good thing. Perhaps realizing that alpha-hipster Guy Ritchie had already strip-mined the Michael Caine classic in not one but two goofball caper films (Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels and Snatch, both of which also happened to star Jason Statham), Gray chooses instead to update a few impressive chase scenes, lift a couple one-liners, and otherwise leave the classic untouched. Italy doesn't even make much of an appearance in this Italian Job: Save for an opening heist in the canals of Venice and a snow-capped betrayal in the Alps, the movie languishes in the Southern Californian sun, making good use of L.A.'s seamy pawn shops, nouveau-riche mansions, and permanent gridlock. Unlike the 2001 Ocean's, the humor here is, for the most part, forced and trite; but also unlike Soderbergh's film, there's a genuine sense of gravity to the proceedings, a sense that there's something important riding on ringleader Mark Wahlberg's only-in-the-movies revenge scheme. For his part, Wahlberg is functional but uninspired; best among the bunch are Charlize Theron and Mos Def, both making the most of the few zingers the script has to give them.
New York Times
With its impeccable timing, steady kinetic drive and superbly choreographed chase sequences through the canals of Venice and the streets of Los Angeles, the movie, directed by F. Gary Gray, feels a like smooth, exciting whoosh down a ski slope. Stephen Holden
San Francisco Chronicle
This is pure entertainment but smart entertainment, plotted and executed with invention and humor and acted by a winning cast radiating good-movie energy. Mick LaSalle

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Special Features

Closed Caption; Pedal to the Metal: The making of the Italian Job; Putting the words on the page for the Italian Job; High Octane: Stunts from the Italian Job; 6 deleted scenes; Theatrical trailer

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Mark Wahlberg Charlie Croker
Charlize Theron Stella Bridger
Edward Norton Steve Frezelli
Seth Green Lyle
Jason Statham Handsome Rob
Mos Def Left Ear
Franky G. Mechanic
Donald Sutherland John Bridger
Pete Gawtti Skinny
Olek Krupa Mashkov
Christina Cabot Christina Griego
Giancarlo Giannini Actor
Kelly Brook Lyle's Girlfriend
Ryan Adams Metro Conductor
Scott Adsit Actor
John Alden Motorcycle Guard
Thomas Alexander Vance
Cristiano Bonora Garbagemen/Thugs
Fausto Callegarini Italian Guard
Julie Costello Becky
Tammy Cubilette Detective
Gregory Scott Cummins Ukranian
Valentine Ebunilo Kid On Right
Shawn Fanning Shawn Fanning
Gloria Fontenot Handsome Rob's Policewoman
Tiberio Greco Garbagemen/Thugs
Joel Homan Young Charlie
Melanie Jayne Skinny Pete's Girl
Terrelle Jones Kid On Left
Boris Krutonog Yevhen
Christopher Moore Young Left Ear
Oscar Nuñez Security Guard
Frank Nyi ATSAC Employee
Stefano Petronelli Garbagemen/Thugs
Mary Portser Stella's Receptionist
Simon Rhee Gold Truck Guard
Marty Ryan ATSAC Supervisor
Fabio Scarpa Garbagemen/Thugs
Jimmy Shubert Detective
Alfred Soltes Left Ear's Butler
Aaron Speiser Danielson
Erin Walker Bully
Merritt Yohnka Gold Truck Driver
Pete Anthony Conductor

Technical Credits
F. Gary Gray Director
Douglas B. Arnold Sound Mixer
Enrico Ballarin Production Manager
James Bayliss Set Decoration/Design
Tim Bevan Executive Producer
Bryan Bowen Sound Editor
Mark Bridges Costumes/Costume Designer
Kate Chase Special Effects
Susanna Codognato Art Director
Stefano Corridori Special Effects
Donald De Line Producer
Catherine Buyse Dian Costumes/Costume Designer
James R. Dyer Executive Producer
Timothy M. Earls Set Decoration/Design
Mike Edmondson Special Effects Supervisor
Eric Fellner Executive Producer
Elizabeth Finch Musical Arrangement
Richard Francis-Bruce Editor
Joan Giacomin Makeup
Thomas M. Groody Special Effects
Hugo Santiago Set Decoration/Design
Sheila Jaffe Casting
Wendy Japhet Executive Producer
Ken Johnson Sound Editor
Julianne Jordan Musical Direction/Supervision
Michael Kamper Sound Editor
Randy Kelley Sound Editor
L. King-Devoreaux Stunts
Enrico Lucidi Camera Operator
Gian Maria Majorana Camera Operator
Lisa McDevitt Makeup
Doug Meerdink Art Director
Doug Metzger Asst. Director
Suzette Moriarty Musical Arrangement
Kathy Nelson Musical Direction/Supervision
Greg Papalia Set Decoration/Design
Wally Pfister Cinematographer
Denise Pizzini Set Decoration/Design
John Powell Score Composer
Donna Powers Screenwriter
Wayne Powers Screenwriter
Alan Rankin Sound Editor
Christopher Rouse Editor
P. Scott Sakamoto Camera Operator
Joaquin Sedillo Camera Operator
Lynsey Shmukler Associate Producer
Charles J.H. Wood Production Designer
Charles Wood Production Designer
Peter Zinda Sound Editor
Mark Zuelzke Art Director

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Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Main Titles [2:25]
2. Venice [3:00]
3. The Heist [:44]
4. Canal Chase [5:14]
5. The Devil Inside [1:01]
6. Stella [4:20]
7. Planning the Job [1:50]
8. Cable Girl [5:20]
9. Bring on the Minis [:38]
10. Yevhen's Killer [5:24]
11. Element of Surprise [:39]
12. Flying the Coop [6:07]
13. Gridlock [3:39]
14. Moment of Truth [2:20]
15. Helicopter Face-Off [6:00]
16. Golden [4:03]

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