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The Italian Job
Italian Job, The
"Many people, including comedian Eddie Izzard, consider "The Italian Job" to be one of their favourite films. But much do you know about this Michael Caine classic?"
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The original story idea for "The Italian Job" came from which writer?
Ian Kennedy Martin
Troy Kennedy Martin
Although it is one of his defining roles, Michael Caine was not Paramount's first choice for Charlie Croker. When they heard from the British producers that Caine was proposed for the role, Paramount's US bosses suggested that he be replaced by which other star?
Right, onto the film itself... The opening song ("On Days Like These") features which singer?
When Charlie Croker is released from prison, his girlfriend Lorna picks him up in a stolen diplomatic car (not a good start on his first day out of jail). But from which ambassador did she "borrow" it?
Which British TV comedy actor has a cameo as the prison governor?
John Le Mesurier
Car makers, Fiat, are due to make a payment in gold bullion to the Chinese government in order to fund a new car plant in China. Charlie's plan is to steal this gold, but how much is it worth?
4 million US dollars
4 million Italian lira
4 million UK pounds
4 miilion Chinese renminbi
When Charlie introduces the gang to each other, he describes one gang member thus: "he's just done three years in Parkhurst, and is as honest as the day is long." But which gang member?
And which gang member is played by Michael Caine's brother, Stanley?
When the gang travel through the Alps, they are stopped by the Mafia, who threaten them by trashing their cars. Which Italian star of the 1950s and 1960s plays the Mafia leader, Altabani?
Star Noel Coward (Mr Bridger) only appeared in the film because he was persuaded to by his daughter.
Professor Peach, the computer expert, helps the gang crash the traffic system. Charlie Croker and Camp Freddie exploit his one weakness to persuade him to join their gang. What is he addicted to?
sweets and cakes
In which Italian city does the job take place?
What colour are the Minis used in the job itself?
green, white and blue
green, white and black
red, white and green
red, white and blue
Just before the job takes place, Charlie and the gang run through the details. When one gang member inadvertently uses the word "square" (as in town square), Charlie corrects him. What word should he have used?
When the UK's Channel 4 made a TV documentary in 1998 about "The Italian Job", focusing on the stunt driving team of Remy Jullienne, they uncovered a scene that had been cut from the original chase. It is also on the 30th anniversary UK DVD. In it, the Minis waltz around a ballroom. Which piece of classical music is featured in this scene?
The Viennese Waltz
Waltz of the Flowers
Ode to Joy
The Blue Danube Waltz
There is a sporting event taking place which has made the traffic even worse than it would be normally. What is it?
an international football (soccer) match
the Italian Marathon
Juventus are playing Torino
the 1968 Olympics
Michael Caine did his own stunt driving.
What is written on the side of the bus that transports the Minis and the gold?
Croker's Coach Tours
The Italian Job
True or false: the end theme tune is known as "The Self Preservation Society" and features Michael Caine on backing vocals.
An easy one to end with: in the remake of "The Italian Job", released in 2003, who plays Charlie Croker?
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Compiled May 20 13