History Film / TheItalianJob1969

11th Aug '16 4:16:11 AM Morgenthaler
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* ProductPlacement: Subverted. Fiat offered "hero" cars for the chase scenes, but the producers went with (purchased) Minis instead for [[UsefulNotesOnBritain patriotic reasons]]. In fact, Croker's Gang uses exclusively British vehicles. Fiat still pops up everywhere since they're in Italy and stealing Fiat's gold.

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* ProductPlacement: Subverted. Fiat offered "hero" cars for the chase scenes, but the producers went with (purchased) Minis instead for [[UsefulNotesOnBritain patriotic reasons]].reasons. In fact, Croker's Gang uses exclusively British vehicles. Fiat still pops up everywhere since they're in Italy and stealing Fiat's gold.
28th May '16 8:42:41 PM nombretomado
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A highly popular British film and often repeated on TV. Years later an episode of ''Series/MacGyver'', "Thief of Budapest", lifted most of the film's iconic car chase, using creative editing to transpose it from Turin to Hungary! Years after that, a {{Driver}} style driving action game based on the movie was released on the original PlayStation.

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A highly popular British film and often repeated on TV. Years later an episode of ''Series/MacGyver'', "Thief of Budapest", lifted most of the film's iconic car chase, using creative editing to transpose it from Turin to Hungary! Years after that, a {{Driver}} style driving action game based on the movie was released on the original PlayStation.
UsefulNotes/PlayStation.
10th May '16 5:53:06 PM eroock
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-->--'''Charlie Croker''', after Arthur blows up the panel truck they've been practicing with

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-->--'''Charlie -->-- '''Charlie Croker''', after Arthur blows up the panel truck they've been practicing with
17th May '15 6:40:55 PM dmcreif
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* EveryCarIsAPinto: Numerous cars get pushed over cliffs. While the wrecks are spectacular, none of them explode except for the very last one, which goes up massively and rather spontaneously.

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* EveryCarIsAPinto: Averted for the most part. Numerous cars get pushed over cliffs. While the wrecks are spectacular, none of them explode except for the very last one, which goes up massively and rather spontaneously.
24th Sep '14 11:47:20 PM jamespolk
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A 1969 film starring MichaelCaine, involving him being let out of prison and gathering a gang of bank robbers together to rob a van full of gold. Involves one of the best car chases in cinema (with Mini Coopers) and one of the most famous lines in cinema, when someone uses ''slightly'' too much explosive on a van during a test and is reminded [[MemeticMutation "You're only supposed to blow the bloody doors off!"]]

A highly popular British film and often repeated on TV. Years later an episode of ''MacGyver'', "Thief of Budapest", lifted most of the film's iconic car chase, using creative editing to transpose it from Turin to Hungary! Years after that, a {{Driver}} style driving action game based on the movie was released on the original PlayStation.

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A 1969 film starring MichaelCaine, involving him being Creator/MichaelCaine, Creator/NoelCoward, and, for some reason, Creator/BennyHill. Caine is Charlie Croker, who is let out of prison and gathering immediately gathers a gang of bank robbers together to rob a van full of gold. Involves one of the best car chases in cinema (with Mini Coopers) and one of the most famous lines in cinema, when someone uses ''slightly'' too much explosive on a van during a test and is reminded [[MemeticMutation "You're only supposed to blow the bloody doors off!"]]

A highly popular British film and often repeated on TV. Years later an episode of ''MacGyver'', ''Series/MacGyver'', "Thief of Budapest", lifted most of the film's iconic car chase, using creative editing to transpose it from Turin to Hungary! Years after that, a {{Driver}} style driving action game based on the movie was released on the original PlayStation.






* ArtisticLicensePhysics: Not immediately clear what pushes the bus back up after the gold keeps sliding to the back.
* ArmedBlag: The action takes place in Italy, but it's still a bunch of English crooks, robbing an armed car.



* BunnyEarsLawyer: Prof. Peach has some varied interests. Some benign, like picking flowers (which slows the gang down), some more [[ChubbyChaser aggressive]] (which got him put in a home). But because he's the best computer expert, these foibles are overlooked.

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* BunnyEarsLawyer: Prof. Peach (Benny Hill) has some varied interests. Some benign, like picking flowers (which slows the gang down), some more [[ChubbyChaser aggressive]] (which got him put in a home). But because he's the best computer expert, these foibles are overlooked.



* CliffHanger: [[spoiler:Literally.]]

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* CliffHanger: [[spoiler:Literally.]]Literally, as their bus teeters on the edge of a cliff.
* TheChick: Lorna, the only woman in Charlie's team.



* DiabolusExMachina: All that work to get away with the gold, and they're done in by the driver's recklessness on a twisty mountain road.



* {{Gayngster}}: Camp Freddy [[GangOfHats and his gang]], and arguably Mr. Bridger too, given NoelCoward's real life sexual preference. Mr. Bridger's 'assistant' was Coward's real life partner. Because Coward had started his descent into dementia by this point, his partner was there to help him, and provide a familiar face.

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* {{Gayngster}}: Camp Freddy [[GangOfHats and his gang]], and arguably Mr. Bridger too, given NoelCoward's Noel Coward's real life sexual preference. Mr. Bridger's 'assistant' was Coward's real life partner. Because Coward had started his descent into dementia by this point, his partner was there to help him, and provide a familiar face.



* NoEnding: The Hayes Code at the time forbade criminals from getting happy endings. The production team opted for this rather than have them get caught.

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* NoEnding: See SequelHook below. The Hayes Code at film ends with Charlie and his gang teetering on the time forbade criminals from getting happy endings. The production team opted for this rather than have them get caught.edge of a cliff.



* NoodleImplements: Subverted. Charlie and Freddy share a look when they mishear that Peach was caught doing something obscene "with a net". It was actually with ''Annette''.



* SequelHook: This is what the famous NoEnding was intended to be. The sequel never got made.



* TheChick: Lorna, the only woman in Charlie's team.



* VideoWill: Beckermann leaves behind a film in which he carefully explains to Charlie the nature of his plan.



** Mr Bridger, an QuintessentialBritishGentleman who is also a crimelord.

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** Mr Bridger, an QuintessentialBritishGentleman who is also a crimelord.crime lord.
29th Jul '14 2:21:50 AM SeptimusHeap
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* SympatheticCriminal
2nd Jul '14 7:04:09 PM Luigifan
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* BunnyEarsLawyer: Prof. Peach has some varied interests. Some benign like picking flowers which slows the gang down, some more [[ChubbyChaser aggressive]] which got him put in a home. But because he's the best computer expert, these foibles are overlooked.

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* BunnyEarsLawyer: Prof. Peach has some varied interests. Some benign benign, like picking flowers which (which slows the gang down, down), some more [[ChubbyChaser aggressive]] which (which got him put in a home.home). But because he's the best computer expert, these foibles are overlooked.



--> '''Arthur''' But Charlie, me in the back with my asthma?!

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--> '''Arthur''' '''Arthur''': But Charlie, me in the back with my asthma?!



* CantGetAwayWithNuthin: Charlie, who gets caught "on the job" with 3 naked women, by his girlfriend. Ironically, as Charlie points out, the night before she let him sleep with several other women including her as his present for leaving prison.
* CliffHanger: [[spoiler: Literally.]]

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* CantGetAwayWithNuthin: Charlie, who gets caught "on the job" with 3 naked women, by his girlfriend. Ironically, as Charlie points out, the night before she let him sleep with several other women women, including her her, as his present for leaving prison.
* CliffHanger: [[spoiler: Literally.[[spoiler:Literally.]]



* CoversAlwaysLie: The iconic film poster features a naked woman, money, and a gun as a means of attracting the audience (albeit they do appear later on in the film.), and also implies more romance and violence than the film actually has. This would be the American poster, however. The iconic ''British'' poster features the three [[CoolCar Mini's]]. ''Which are much sexier''.
* CreatorCameo: That lunatic hanging on the back of the bus when the Minis drive on board is the director Peter Collinson.

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* CoversAlwaysLie: The iconic film poster features a naked woman, money, and a gun as a means of attracting the audience (albeit they do appear later on in the film.), film), and also implies more romance and violence than the film actually has. This would be the American poster, however. The iconic ''British'' poster features the three [[CoolCar Mini's]]. ''Which are much sexier''.
* CreatorCameo: That lunatic hanging on the back of the bus when the Minis drive on board is the director director, Peter Collinson.



* {{Gayngster}}: Camp Freddy [[GangOfHats and his gang]], and arguably Mr. Bridger too, given NoelCoward's real life sexual preference. Mr Bridger's 'assistant' was Coward's real life partner. Because Coward had started his descent into dementia by this point, his partner was there to help him, and provide a familiar face.

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* {{Gayngster}}: Camp Freddy [[GangOfHats and his gang]], and arguably Mr. Bridger too, given NoelCoward's real life sexual preference. Mr Mr. Bridger's 'assistant' was Coward's real life partner. Because Coward had started his descent into dementia by this point, his partner was there to help him, and provide a familiar face.



* HaveAGayOldTime: "Camp Freddy, everybody in the ''world'' is bent! "Bent" in this case means "crooked," not "gay." Didn't help that the line was delivered by NoelCoward.

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* HaveAGayOldTime: "Camp Freddy, everybody in the ''world'' is bent! bent!" "Bent" in this case means "crooked," not "gay." Didn't help that the line was delivered by NoelCoward.



* ShameIfSomethingHappened: "This your car? Pretty car." ''* crunch* ''

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* ShameIfSomethingHappened: "This your car? Pretty car." ''* crunch* ''''*crunch*''



** Chris, one of the getaway drivers gets the landing wrong.

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** Chris, one of the getaway drivers drivers, gets the landing wrong.
13th May '14 9:04:33 AM Antigone3
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* HackTheTrafficLights: A pre-Internet example; the computer tape reel that controls Turin's traffic system is swapped out for an altered one.
1st Mar '14 2:05:24 PM StFan
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* TheCameo: Henry [=McGee=] from ''TheBennyHillShow'' as Charlie's tailor.

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* TheCameo: Henry [=McGee=] from ''TheBennyHillShow'' ''Series/TheBennyHillShow'' as Charlie's tailor.
21st Feb '14 7:33:18 AM Eegah
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* TheCameo: Henry [=McGee=] from ''TheBennyHillShow'' as Charlie's tailor.
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