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Though it bears little resemblance to the original 1969 thriller starring Michael Caine, the 2003 remake of The Italian Job stands on its own as a caper comedy that's well above average. The title's a misnomer--this time it's actually a Los Angeles job--but the action's just as exciting as it propels a breezy tale of honor and dishonor among competing thieves. Inheriting Caine's role as ace heist-planner Charlie Croker, Mark Wahlberg plays straight-man to a well-cast team of accomplices, including Mos Def, Jason Statham, and scene-stealer Seth Green in a variation of the role originally played by Noel Coward. As the daughter of Croker's ill-fated mentor (Donald Sutherland), Charlize Theron is recruited to double-cross a double-crosser (Edward Norton in oily villain mode), and once again, speedily versatile Mini Coopers play a pivotal role in director F. Gary Gray's exhilarating car-chase climax. It's perhaps the greatest product placement in movie history, and just as fun the second time around. --Jeff Shannon

DVD Features

  • Available Audio Tracks: English (Dolby Digital 5.1), English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround), French (Dolby Digital 5.1)
  • Making-of featurette
  • "Putting Words on the Page" featurette
  • Driving school featurette
  • "The Mighty Minis" featurette
  • Stunts featurette
  • 6 deleted scenes

Cast

Mark WahlbergCharlie Croker
Charlize TheronStella Bridger
Donald SutherlandJohn Bridger
Jason StathamHandsome Rob
Seth GreenLyle
Mos DefLeft Ear
Edward NortonSteve
Oscar NuñezSecurity Guard
Boris Lee KrutonogYevhen
Franky GWrench
Aaron SpeiserDanielson
Olek KrupaMashkov
Kelly BrookLyle's Girlfriend

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  • Genre: Adventure Movies
  • Director: F. Gary Gray
  • Producer: Paramount
  • Length: 111 min
  • Aspect ratio: 1.85:1
  • Theatrical Release
    North AmericaMay 30, 2003
    EuropeSep 19, 2003
    JapanJun 21, 2003
    AustraliaAug 21, 2003
  • Ratings
    North AmericaPG-13
    Europe12A
    AustraliaM
  • DVD Release
    North AmericaOct 7, 2003
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