Wednesday, May 31 2006
NBC MOVIE OF THE WEEK --(9:00PM-11:00PM) --(TV-14 V)
"The Italian Job"
NON-STOP ACTION RAGES FROM VENICE TO LOS ANGELES IN THEATRICAL HIT 'THE ITALIAN JOB' -- The action never stops from Venice to Los Angeles in this 2003 theatrical hit starring Mark Wahlberg, Charlize Theron, Mos Def and Edward Norton as master thieves. The only threat mastermind thief Charlie Croker (Wahlberg) never saw coming was from a member of his own crew. After pulling off an amazing gold bullion heist from a heavily guarded palazzo in Venice, Italy, Charlie and his gang - including inside man Steve (Norton), computer genius Lyle (Seth Green), wheelman handsome Rob (Jason Statham), explosives expert Left-Ear (Mos Def) and veteran safecracker John Bridger (Donald Sutherland) -- can't believe their fate when one of them turns out to be a double-crosser. Then Stella (Theron), a beautiful nerves-of-steel safecracker, joins Charlie and his former gang when they follow the backstabber to California. They plan to re-steal the gold by tapping into Los Angeles' traffic control system, manipulate the signals and create one of the biggest traffic jams in L.A. history. Now the job isn't the payoff -- it's about payback.