The Italian Job

The Italian Job (1969)

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Continuity mistake: When the 3 Minis are pushed off the coach, if you look carefully there is view shown briefly of the cars interior, which has red door pillars. When the shot reverts to the external view the cars colour is white.

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Suggested correction: The interior of the white mini is always accented in red.

Continuity mistake: Right at the beginning, the red Lamborghini goes into the tunnel and is blown up, but when it is taken out not one part of the bodywork is charred, it is still a shiny red. Given the huge explosion and fireball we see when the Lamborghini hits the JCB, this is impossible.

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Suggested correction: It's not blown up, it drives into the JCB which then extracts it from the tunnel.

The posting is correct. There is a distinctly violent explosion when the Lamborghini hits the JCB. See https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cgJuVOrXv68.

Revealing mistake: After stealing the Bullion the gang make off through a shopping mall. As the scene changes to show the Minis descending a staircase it can be seen that the door of the front Mini is wide open and the passenger is getting in as the car moves off. It shows that the car was stationary before the start of the shot and not actually descending the stair.

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Suggested correction: The bouncing of the mini going down the steps makes the the door open.

Continuity mistake: When the minis are loaded on the bus the last one on is the white one however when they throw them off the red one is first off.

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Suggested correction: The minis are loaded onto the coach Red, White and Blue and the minis are unloaded Blue, White, Red, which explodes as it falls down the cliff.

Plot hole: Why on earth do they drive the Minis up the ramps into the bus while it is moving? They are on a long, straight, relatively quiet stretch of road, but there are cars and buildings about. That ramp is going to make a noise like the sky coming down (we see sparks as it scrapes on the road) and they put on a display anyone would be, frankly, amazed to see. Don't they think one single person would call the police? Don't they think that reports of three brightly coloured Minis will be connected with the recent robbery? They cannot possibly think they have to load the Minis on the run in order to elude the police; they have lost the police cars and are no longer being pursued. Why not just park the bus on the hard shoulder and drive the Minis sedately up that ramp? An unusual sight, maybe, but nowhere near as clumsy, obvious and attention-getting as the way they do it. They are asking to be pulled over and arrested.

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Trivia: Croker has just come out of prison and is met by Lorna who has stolen a Daimler to drive him home in. Croker finds a flag in the car and says "this car belongs to the Pakistani ambassador" which was true, in real life that car did belong to the Pakistani embassy in London and was hired by the film company.

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Question: What happened at the end? How did they get out of that fix?

Answer: We may never know. The ending was originally a set-up for a sequel, but the sequel never materialized.

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