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''For the original 1969 film, see [[TheItalianJob1969 here]].''

The 2003 remake of ''The Italian Job'' was directed by F. Gary Gray and stars MarkWahlberg, CharlizeTheron, EdwardNorton, SethGreen, JasonStatham, MosDef, and DonaldSutherland. It was described by Gray as "[[InNameOnly an homage to]] [[TheItalianJob1969 the original]]". For this reason, fans of the original movie often dismiss it as FanonDiscontinuity. Less stuffy types, however, can take it as a quality action flick in its own right, with simple but effective trope execution, and excellent action sequences.

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!!This film contains the following tropes:

* AccidentalPervert: Charlie walks in on Stella when she's in her underwear. [[UnfortunateImplications While she's practicing cracking a safe.]]
* ArtifactTitle: Most of the movie takes place in Los Angeles, but it's all set into motion by The Job they did in Italy.
* BoringInsult
* [[DeliveryGuyInfiltration Cable Guy Infiltration]]: After the men recruit Stella, they set up a plan to infiltrate Steve's house. Handsome Rob first steals a cable company van by flirting with one of their employees, while Left Ear tampers with the cable box so that Steve's TV and modem will not work and Steve will be forced to call to set up an appointment. Stella is used as the infiltrator because Steve doesn't know what she looks like. Using the phony name "Becky", she wears a mini-video camera disguised as a flag pin to allow the men to map up the house layout.
* {{Cameo}}: Well, not quite. Steve is watching ''The Italian Job'' on DVD, but all we ever see is a ''part'' of Michael Caine so they wouldn't have to pay royalties by showing his face.
** Also, that really ''was'' the creator of Napster playing himself stealing the idea from Lyle in college.
* CaperRationalization: "You know it was never about the gold, right?"
* TheCharmer: Handsome Rob
* CityOfCanals: The titular caper is pulled off in Venice at the beginning of the movie.
* ColdBloodedTorture: [[spoiler:Steve begs the Ukrainian crime boss not to shoot him. He doesn't intend to. Instead, he plans to show Steve the wonderful tools at his garage...]]
* CoolCar: The Aston Martin Vanquish that Handsome Rob plans to buy [[spoiler:and that Steve does buy after he steals the money and kills Bridger.]]
** Stella owns the same red Mini Cooper SS [[MythologyGag from the 1969 film.]]
* TheCrimeJob: Not only the movie itself, but also its planned sequel ''The Brazilian Job''.
* DevelopmentHell: The planned sequel, ''The Brazilian Job''. It was first announced in 2004 and as of now has no current projected release date.
* DoubleCaper
* EverythingIsOnline: Hacking the traffic light system of an entire city to cause a gridlock? Check. However, as Website/{{Cracked}} [[http://www.cracked.com/article_19754_5-computer-hacks-from-movies-you-wont-believe-are-possible.html points out]], [[RealityIsUnrealistic this is actually doable]], though the extreme to which Lyle goes probably isn't.
* FiveManBand
** TheHero: Charlie (stealthy thief)
** TheLancer: Left Ear (explosives)
** TheBigGuy: Handsome Rob (wheel man)
** TheSmartGuy: Lyle (computer genius)
** TheChick: Stella (safe cracker)
* GagDub: Lyle (SethGreen) does this while Handsome Rob (JasonStatham) chats up a young girl with the aim of seducing her and getting her ID card. Bonus points in that Seth Green improv'd his dialogue.
** Also counts as an ActorAllusion given Seth Green's VoiceActor credentials.
* HeKnowsTooMuch: Yevhen, while rambling about gold usage throughout history, stumbles upon the source of the gold Steve's been fencing through his shop. Steve kills him for it. Unfortunately, Yevhen is part of a local Ukrainian crime syndicate, which comes back to bite everyone later.
* HeyItsThatGuy: [[{{BoogieNights}} Dirk Diggler]], [[Film/{{Crank}} Chev Chelios]], [[{{Film/Monster}} Aileen Wuornos]], [[TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy Ford Prefect]] and [[{{AustinPowers}} Scott Evil]] team up against [[{{FightClub}} The Narrator]] to avenge [[{{Film/Mash}} Hawkeye Pierce]]. [[{{TheOffice}} Oscar Martinez is the security gaurd]]
* HollywoodDensity: DiscussedTrope. They have to specially modify the cars to be able to handle the weight of the gold.
* ImpossibleMissionCollapse: The original plan gets foiled by a cocktail party.
* IronicNickname: Skinny Pete.
* TheMafiya: The Ukrainians.
* MissionControl: Lyle, especially during the end chase.
* ModelPlanning: The thieves build a replica practice course in a warehouse to practice driving their escape route, and also have a CGI animation on their computer of the car as if it were traversing the actual route in real time for no apparent reason.
** And then it turns out to be a ShaggyDogStory when the BigBad alters his plans and so do they.
* MoneyDearBoy: Edward Norton made no secret he was forced to do this film as a contractual requirement with Paramount. He had signed a three-film deal with them, the first of which was ''Primal Fear'', but kept passing on scripts for the other two films until Paramount basically threatened to sue him unless he fulfilled his obligation to the studio.
* NoodleIncident:
--> '''Left Ear:''' I don't do dogs. I had a real bad experience, man.
--> '''Charlie:''' What happened?
--> '''Left Ear:''' I ''had'' a ''bad'' experience. Dammit, ''I'm'' deaf.
* PrecisionFStrike: Steve towards the end.
-->'''Steve''': ''What the '''FUCK''' happened to my truck?!''
* SomethingOnlyTheyWouldSay: Steve realizes that he's on a date with Bridger's daughter when she uses her father's trademark phrase, "I trust everyone; I just don't trust the devil inside them."
* SpiritualSuccessor: Of ''KellysHeroes''... sort of. According to the producers, directors, and actors, the [[{{MacGuffin}} gold]] everyone's interested in stealing in this movie is actually the cut of the gold hauled away by the Nazis in ''KellysHeroes''.
* StockSubtitle: In the UK, the film was titled "''The Italian Job: L.A. Heist''" to differentiate from the original film, and to help stem complaints that most of the film takes place in Los Angeles. That being said, if they were going to add the "''L.A. Heist''" subtitle anyway, ''[[FridgeLogic why didn't they just call it that in the first place?]]''
* TakeFive: Skinny Pete tells his girl, "Go relax, babe," when he wants to have a private meeting with someone.
* TurnInYourBadge: Parodied. Handsome Rob gets stuck in traffic behind an actor practicing his lines for a cop movie.
* TrueCompanions: Charlie's group may be thieves, but they're also family.
* XanatosGambit: Either they steal the gold and get away, or Steve tracks them down and [[spoiler: gets taken by the Ukrainians]].
* YouFailPhysicsForever: During the planning stages, the crew decides on using [=MINI=] Coopers because they fit in the hallways of Steve's house. The cars would fit, but they certainly wouldn't be able to turn the 90 degree corners.
* YouKeepTellingYourselfThat
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''For the original 1969 film, see [[TheItalianJob1969 here]].''

The 2003 remake of ''The Italian Job'' was directed by F. Gary Gray and stars MarkWahlberg, CharlizeTheron, EdwardNorton, SethGreen, JasonStatham, MosDef, and DonaldSutherland. It was described by Gray as "[[InNameOnly an homage to]] [[TheItalianJob1969 the original]]". For this reason, fans of the original movie often dismiss it as FanonDiscontinuity. Less stuffy types, however, can take it as a quality action flick in its own right, with simple but effective trope execution, and excellent action sequences.

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!!This film contains the following tropes:

* AccidentalPervert: Charlie walks in on Stella when she's in her underwear. [[UnfortunateImplications While she's practicing cracking a safe.]]
* ArtifactTitle: Most of the movie takes place in Los Angeles, but it's all set into motion by The Job they did in Italy.
* BoringInsult
* [[DeliveryGuyInfiltration Cable Guy Infiltration]]: After the men recruit Stella, they set up a plan to infiltrate Steve's house. Handsome Rob first steals a cable company van by flirting with one of their employees, while Left Ear tampers with the cable box so that Steve's TV and modem will not work and Steve will be forced to call to set up an appointment. Stella is used as the infiltrator because Steve doesn't know what she looks like. Using the phony name "Becky", she wears a mini-video camera disguised as a flag pin to allow the men to map up the house layout.
* {{Cameo}}: Well, not quite. Steve is watching ''The Italian Job'' on DVD, but all we ever see is a ''part'' of Michael Caine so they wouldn't have to pay royalties by showing his face.
** Also, that really ''was'' the creator of Napster playing himself stealing the idea from Lyle in college.
* CaperRationalization: "You know it was never about the gold, right?"
* TheCharmer: Handsome Rob
* CityOfCanals: The titular caper is pulled off in Venice at the beginning of the movie.
* ColdBloodedTorture: [[spoiler:Steve begs the Ukrainian crime boss not to shoot him. He doesn't intend to. Instead, he plans to show Steve the wonderful tools at his garage...]]
* CoolCar: The Aston Martin Vanquish that Handsome Rob plans to buy [[spoiler:and that Steve does buy after he steals the money and kills Bridger.]]
** Stella owns the same red Mini Cooper SS [[MythologyGag from the 1969 film.]]
* TheCrimeJob: Not only the movie itself, but also its planned sequel ''The Brazilian Job''.
* DevelopmentHell: The planned sequel, ''The Brazilian Job''. It was first announced in 2004 and as of now has no current projected release date.
* DoubleCaper
* EverythingIsOnline: Hacking the traffic light system of an entire city to cause a gridlock? Check. However, as Website/{{Cracked}} [[http://www.cracked.com/article_19754_5-computer-hacks-from-movies-you-wont-believe-are-possible.html points out]], [[RealityIsUnrealistic this is actually doable]], though the extreme to which Lyle goes probably isn't.
* FiveManBand
** TheHero: Charlie (stealthy thief)
** TheLancer: Left Ear (explosives)
** TheBigGuy: Handsome Rob (wheel man)
** TheSmartGuy: Lyle (computer genius)
** TheChick: Stella (safe cracker)
* GagDub: Lyle (SethGreen) does this while Handsome Rob (JasonStatham) chats up a young girl with the aim of seducing her and getting her ID card. Bonus points in that Seth Green improv'd his dialogue.
** Also counts as an ActorAllusion given Seth Green's VoiceActor credentials.
* HeKnowsTooMuch: Yevhen, while rambling about gold usage throughout history, stumbles upon the source of the gold Steve's been fencing through his shop. Steve kills him for it. Unfortunately, Yevhen is part of a local Ukrainian crime syndicate, which comes back to bite everyone later.
* HeyItsThatGuy: [[{{BoogieNights}} Dirk Diggler]], [[Film/{{Crank}} Chev Chelios]], [[{{Film/Monster}} Aileen Wuornos]], [[TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy Ford Prefect]] and [[{{AustinPowers}} Scott Evil]] team up against [[{{FightClub}} The Narrator]] to avenge [[{{Film/Mash}} Hawkeye Pierce]]. [[{{TheOffice}} Oscar Martinez is the security gaurd]]
* HollywoodDensity: DiscussedTrope. They have to specially modify the cars to be able to handle the weight of the gold.
* ImpossibleMissionCollapse: The original plan gets foiled by a cocktail party.
* IronicNickname: Skinny Pete.
* TheMafiya: The Ukrainians.
* MissionControl: Lyle, especially during the end chase.
* ModelPlanning: The thieves build a replica practice course in a warehouse to practice driving their escape route, and also have a CGI animation on their computer of the car as if it were traversing the actual route in real time for no apparent reason.
** And then it turns out to be a ShaggyDogStory when the BigBad alters his plans and so do they.
* MoneyDearBoy: Edward Norton made no secret he was forced to do this film as a contractual requirement with Paramount. He had signed a three-film deal with them, the first of which was ''Primal Fear'', but kept passing on scripts for the other two films until Paramount basically threatened to sue him unless he fulfilled his obligation to the studio.
* NoodleIncident:
--> '''Left Ear:''' I don't do dogs. I had a real bad experience, man.
--> '''Charlie:''' What happened?
--> '''Left Ear:''' I ''had'' a ''bad'' experience. Dammit, ''I'm'' deaf.
* PrecisionFStrike: Steve towards the end.
-->'''Steve''': ''What the '''FUCK''' happened to my truck?!''
* SomethingOnlyTheyWouldSay: Steve realizes that he's on a date with Bridger's daughter when she uses her father's trademark phrase, "I trust everyone; I just don't trust the devil inside them."
* SpiritualSuccessor: Of ''KellysHeroes''... sort of. According to the producers, directors, and actors, the [[{{MacGuffin}} gold]] everyone's interested in stealing in this movie is actually the cut of the gold hauled away by the Nazis in ''KellysHeroes''.
* StockSubtitle: In the UK, the film was titled "''The Italian Job: L.A. Heist''" to differentiate from the original film, and to help stem complaints that most of the film takes place in Los Angeles. That being said, if they were going to add the "''L.A. Heist''" subtitle anyway, ''[[FridgeLogic why didn't they just call it that in the first place?]]''
* TakeFive: Skinny Pete tells his girl, "Go relax, babe," when he wants to have a private meeting with someone.
* TurnInYourBadge: Parodied. Handsome Rob gets stuck in traffic behind an actor practicing his lines for a cop movie.
* TrueCompanions: Charlie's group may be thieves, but they're also family.
* XanatosGambit: Either they steal the gold and get away, or Steve tracks them down and [[spoiler: gets taken by the Ukrainians]].
* YouFailPhysicsForever: During the planning stages, the crew decides on using [=MINI=] Coopers because they fit in the hallways of Steve's house. The cars would fit, but they certainly wouldn't be able to turn the 90 degree corners.
* YouKeepTellingYourselfThat
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11th Jan '13 12:57:11 AM AFP
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* HollywoodDensity: DiscussedTrope. They have to specially modify the cars to be able to handle the weight of the gold.
7th Dec '12 6:49:05 AM dmcreif
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* [[DeliveryGuyInfiltration Cable Guy Infiltration]]

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* [[DeliveryGuyInfiltration Cable Guy Infiltration]]Infiltration]]: After the men recruit Stella, they set up a plan to infiltrate Steve's house. Handsome Rob first steals a cable company van by flirting with one of their employees, while Left Ear tampers with the cable box so that Steve's TV and modem will not work and Steve will be forced to call to set up an appointment. Stella is used as the infiltrator because Steve doesn't know what she looks like. Using the phony name "Becky", she wears a mini-video camera disguised as a flag pin to allow the men to map up the house layout.
8th Nov '12 12:02:08 AM nombretomado
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* EverythingIsOnline: Hacking the traffic light system of an entire city to cause a gridlock? Check. However, as {{Cracked}} [[http://www.cracked.com/article_19754_5-computer-hacks-from-movies-you-wont-believe-are-possible.html points out]], [[RealityIsUnrealistic this is actually doable]], though the extreme to which Lyle goes probably isn't.

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* EverythingIsOnline: Hacking the traffic light system of an entire city to cause a gridlock? Check. However, as {{Cracked}} Website/{{Cracked}} [[http://www.cracked.com/article_19754_5-computer-hacks-from-movies-you-wont-believe-are-possible.html points out]], [[RealityIsUnrealistic this is actually doable]], though the extreme to which Lyle goes probably isn't.
6th Jul '12 3:33:59 PM paulmil
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* EverythingIsOnline: Hacking the traffic light system of an entire city to cause a gridlock? Check. However, as {{Cracked}} [[http://www.cracked.com/article_19754_5-computer-hacks-from-movies-you-wont-believe-are-possible.html cracked points out]], [[RealityIsUnrealistic this is actually doable]], though the extreme to which Lyle goes probably isn't.

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* EverythingIsOnline: Hacking the traffic light system of an entire city to cause a gridlock? Check. However, as {{Cracked}} [[http://www.cracked.com/article_19754_5-computer-hacks-from-movies-you-wont-believe-are-possible.html cracked points out]], [[RealityIsUnrealistic this is actually doable]], though the extreme to which Lyle goes probably isn't.
1st Jul '12 6:42:10 PM ArtfulCodger
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* SpiritualSuccessor: Of ''KellysHeroes''... sort of. According to the producers, directors, and actors, the [[{{MacGuffin}} gold]] everyone's interested in stealing in this movie is actually the cut of the gold hauled away by the Nazis in ''KellysHeroes''.
1st Jul '12 2:41:48 PM ladygem
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* ColBloodedTorture: [[spoiler:Steve begs the Ukrainian crime boss not to shoot him. He doesn't intend to. Instead, he plans to show Steve the wonderful tools at his garage...]]

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* ColBloodedTorture: ColdBloodedTorture: [[spoiler:Steve begs the Ukrainian crime boss not to shoot him. He doesn't intend to. Instead, he plans to show Steve the wonderful tools at his garage...]]
29th Jun '12 11:41:22 AM Steinman77
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* ColBloodedTorture: [[spoiler:Steve begs the Ukrainian crime boss not to kill him. He doesn't intend to. Instead, he plans to show Steve the wonderful tools at his garage...]]

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* ColBloodedTorture: [[spoiler:Steve begs the Ukrainian crime boss not to kill shoot him. He doesn't intend to. Instead, he plans to show Steve the wonderful tools at his garage...]]
25th Jun '12 7:36:35 PM Xtifr
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* {{Nakama}}: Charlie's group may be thieves, but they're also family.


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* TrueCompanions: Charlie's group may be thieves, but they're also family.
15th Jun '12 9:13:16 PM TheRoguePenguin
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* {{Cameo}}: Well, not quite. The BigBad is watching ''The Italian Job'' on DVD, but all we ever see is a ''part'' of Michael Caine so they wouldn't have to pay royalties by showing his face.

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* {{Cameo}}: Well, not quite. The BigBad Steve is watching ''The Italian Job'' on DVD, but all we ever see is a ''part'' of Michael Caine so they wouldn't have to pay royalties by showing his face.



* ColBloodedTorture: [[spoiler:Steve begs the Ukrainian crime boss not to kill him. He doesn't intend to. Instead, he plans to show Steve the wonderful tools at his garage...]]



* DevelopmentHell: The planned sequel, ''The Brazilian Job''. It was first announced in 2004 and as of now has no current projected release date

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* DevelopmentHell: The planned sequel, ''The Brazilian Job''. It was first announced in 2004 and as of now has no current projected release datedate.



* EverythingIsOnline: Hacking the traffic light system of an entire city to cause a gridlock? Check.

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* EverythingIsOnline: Hacking the traffic light system of an entire city to cause a gridlock? Check. However, as {{Cracked}} [[http://www.cracked.com/article_19754_5-computer-hacks-from-movies-you-wont-believe-are-possible.html cracked points out]], [[RealityIsUnrealistic this is actually doable]], though the extreme to which Lyle goes probably isn't.



* HeKnowsTooMuch: Yevhen, while rambling about gold usage throughout history, stumbles upon the source of the gold Steve's been fencing through his shop. Steve kills him for it. Unfortunately, Yevhen is part of a local Ukrainian crime syndicate, which comes back to bite everyone later.



* HollywoodHacking
** Not necessarily, according to [[this http://www.cracked.com/article_19754_5-computer-hacks-from-movies-you-wont-believe-are-possible.html]] Cracked article, hacking into a traffic light system in the manner done in the film is [[RealityIsUnrealistic very much in the realm of possiblity]].



* SomethingOnlyTheyWouldSay: The villain realizes that he's on a date with Bridger's daughter when she uses her father's trademark phrase, "I trust everyone; I just don't trust the devil inside them."

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* SomethingOnlyTheyWouldSay: The villain Steve realizes that he's on a date with Bridger's daughter when she uses her father's trademark phrase, "I trust everyone; I just don't trust the devil inside them."



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