the italian job.

Product description from Amazon, where I ordered it last week:
A BRITISH CROOK ROBS GOLD INGOTS IN ITALY BY HAVING A COMPUTER EXPERT CAUSE A TRAFFIC JAM.

This is my new favorite movie. And by that I mean my new favorite old movie. I watched it with my friend Gavin recently and loved it. Gavin’s from Northern Ireland, and this one was one of his favorite films growing up. It’s perfectly campy, way more hilarious than the re-make, and it stars Michael Caine, who’s a crook, total ladies man, and is far superior to Mark Wahlberg in every respect. And we all know how much I love Minis.

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See this movie if you haven’t. You will likely giggle as much as I did. The description on the back of the DVD case says it all…

italian job

Forget about the straight and narrow. Clever con Charlie Croker (Michael Caine) intends to go straight to the bank. Fresh from the slammer, he begins work on a heist that will either set him up for life- or send him up forever. Croker and his unruly lot of thieves take on the mob, the police, and the gridlocked traffic of Turin to rob a heavily armed shipment of gold bullion in The Italian Job. Hold on tight!

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