The Italian Job
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Trivia: After the truck with the gold in it, drops from the street and people scatter and scream, there is a man dressed as Spider-Man on the street. (01:25:35)

Trivia: Shawn Fanning plays himself in the flashback scene where Lyle describes how Fanning stole the Napster code from him while the two of them roomed together in college.

Trivia: In the scene where Charlie and co are watching Steve through his window and Lyle says "What does a man worth $35 million do on an evening... he comes home and watches his big ass TV," on the TV Steve is watching we can see Michael Caine, star of the original "Italian Job". Contrary to the obvious assumption, it's not from the original movie, but from "Alfie".

Trivia: When Seth Green is trying to hack into the road department's website. In the upper right hand of his corner screen it says "NPSTER". Not quite Napster, but enough to be funny.

Sean M

Character mistake: When Charlie is calling out the brick count to Napster from the subway, he describes it as being "13 across, 4 high, 4 deep". The bricks appear to be 2 deep in the safe (13x4x2), so he could just be lumping two shelves together, which works (13x4x4 = 13x4x2x2). The problem is that when the camera pans down there are 3 shelves in the safe. This means that there are more than the 208 bricks that Napster announces. (01:33:40)

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Question: How much did Mini Cooper give to the Italian Job for the publicity in the movie? The movie casts a very good light on the car.

Answer: While the exact amount of money is hard to find, the MINIs used in the 2003 movie are a direct homage to the Minis used in the 1960s movie, which is the main reason they are used. MINI (the company owned by BMW, as opposed to the company which owned Mini by Austin and Morris in the 60s) was happy to have the remake use MINI as a direct link to change the perception of it from a "girly" type car, to a more sporty one.

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