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Released in 1969, The Italian Job continues to be one of the most iconic British film releases. It will now return to the big screen for two very special performances in London and Birmingham this summer.
The film will be accompanied by a big band and orchestra playing the score live to pictures.
By writer Troy Kennedy Martin and director Peter Collinson, the movie tells the tale of Charlie Croker, played by film star Michael Caine. Croker looks to steal a shipment of gold by bringing Turin’s traffic to a standstill, financed by crime boss Mr Bridger, played by Noel Coward.
Renowned as the most popular British film ever made, The Italian Job is defined by iconic lines and scenes. Caine’s “you’re only supposed to blow the bloody doors off” line has been voted the greatest one-liner in cinema history by fans in 2003.
The iconic car chase scene has been replicated countless times, with the original film spawning a remake at the turn of the century.
Almost 50 years after its release, it now returns to the big screen at London’s Theatre Royal Drury Lane and Birmingham’s Symphony Hall.
Here are those dates in full:
10 June – Theatre Royal Drury Lane, London
15 July – Symphony Hall, Birmingham
The HD remaster version of the original film will be accompanied by a live orchestra for the very first time, playing the soundtrack by composer and producer Quincy Jones. The Italian Job includes the track On Days Like These in the opening credits, as well as The Self-Preservation Society.
Tickets are on sale now Ticketmaster.co.uk.