History Film / TheItalianJob1969

2nd Oct '17 10:46:38 AM Midshanks
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->''Jump in the jam jar, gotta get straight''
->'' Hurry up mate, don't want to be late''
->'' How's your father?''
->'' Tickety-boo''
->'' Tickety-boo''
->'' Gotta get a bloomin' move on''
->'' Da da da-da-da, da-da-da-da''
->'' ENGLAND!''

7th Mar '17 10:25:02 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* SnicketWarningLabel


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* LeitMotif: Bridger has "Rule Britannia" on harpsichord.

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* LeitMotif: {{Leitmotif}}: Bridger has "Rule Britannia" on harpsichord.
7th Mar '17 10:15:59 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* BolivianArmyEnding: The film ends with the thieves stuck in a bus balancing precariously over a cliff. Despite the famous "really good idea," their ultimate fate is left unresolved. The ending was supposed to be a Sequel Hook for a sequel that was never made: the gold goes over the cliff, the French Mafia pick it up, and Charlie's crew spend the rest of the film getting it back. Having been released only a year after the end of the Hays Code, which forbade criminal characters from profiting from their crimes, the ending is also a product of its time.



* TheCaper



* CliffHanger: Literally, as their bus teeters on the edge of a cliff.



* TheCrimeJob

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* TheCrimeJobChubbyChaser: Professor Peach is very very interested in big women. In fact, he agrees to do the job after one guy says Italian women are huge.
* CliffHanger: Literally, as their bus teeters on the edge of a cliff.
* ComputerEqualsTapedrive: All the traffic lights in Turin were controlled by computer. The heroes caused a massive traffic jam by sneaking into the computer center and hanging a magtape that made the whole system go haywire. Presumably the control software read the tape automatically, as no other interaction was needed. It shouldn't have worked anyway - when the tape is shown being read, it's actually twisted over the heads, and should therefore be unreadable



* TheCrimeJob



* GoneHorriblyRight: "You were only supposed to blow the bloody doors off!"



* 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" in this case means "crooked," not "gay." Didn't help that the line was delivered by NoelCoward.Creator/NoelCoward.
* HollywoodDensity: Three Mini Coopers that are packed full with gold bars, but it doesn't affect their manoeuvrability or speed as they zip around Italy. Charlie does question whether the Minis will be able to take the weight of the gold, suggesting that the writers were aware of the problem.


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* IKnowWhatWeCanDoCut: Sadly, we never do get to find out what the brilliant idea was...


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* JustGotOutOfJail: Charlie is first spotted being released from prison and is promptly given the plan for the titular job.


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* MultiTrackDrifting: During the chase, the cars can be seen driving over the roof of the local Fiat factory.


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* OffscreenInertia: Are still they hanging over the cliff in that bus? Plans for an unfilmed sequel state that it would have started with them easing their way out of the bus, only to have the gold stolen from them and chase after it, but again, unfilmed sequel.
* OneLastJob: The heist turns out to be more about proving a point than the money.


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* RuleOfCool: Minis that would normally collapse with that much gold? Jumping across gaps in said cars? Driving on the roof of a building and then off again? Blowing the bloody doors off!


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* StuffBlowingUp: "You're only supposed to blow the bloody doors off!" As well as the van, the film heavily features three minis among its vehicles. The gang dispose of them by letting them fall off cliffs, whereupon the third mini blows up before hitting the ground.


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* ThanatosGambit: Roger Beckermann is killed off by the mafia to stop him from stealing the fiat gold but he has his widow take all his plans to Croker a fellow thief to complete it despite his passing leading to the events of the film.
* AThreesomeIsHot: Once Charlie is let out of prison, he finds an entire roomful of women waiting for him, and that's only meant to warm him up for Lorna. Who gets annoyed when she later catches him with three more girls.
* TokenMinority: Big William, the coach driver.
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
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