Michael Caine plays a douchey prick who has just been released from prison and almost immediately begins work on a heist in Torino, Italy using several men, three Mini Coopers, a couple of Jaguars, and a bus. Despite some interesting elements to the heist and slow speed chase in the three Mini Coopers, The Italian Job is a rather boring, painfully unfunny movie with no likable characters.
Almost every character, which were pointlessly all introduced, is forgettable except for Benny Hill, and any of the cars that anybody would want to see are crashed, smashed, and destroyed without actually doing much of anything. The woman with the map on her back used heavily in the ads for the movie is nowhere to be seen. Don't let a couple of interesting chase moments sucker you into watching this so-called "classic" that constantly beats you over the head telling you it's funny when it's not and pass on this garbage.