The Italian Job: MINI Fun Facts

April 28th, 2020 by

The Italian Job (2003) featured MINI as a getaway car, and the popular film helped the MINI brand become as recognizable as it is today.

The Italian Job (2003) FUN FACTS:


  • 32 MINI’s were used throughout filming.


  • 2 electric-powered MINI Coopers and 1 MINI Cooper S had to be specifically built for the film, since gasoline-powered vehicles are not allowed to operate in Los Angeles’ all-electric subway system for safety reasons.


  • The actors did most of their own stunts! Even driving down the stairs in the LA metro.

  • All the cast members acknowledged that Charlize Theron was easily the best driver among them.


  • During the production of the film, Charlize Theron got 2 speeding tickets while driving in her own car. She said that after filming driving so far, she just couldn’t get her speed down to drive home!


  • Mark Wahlberg said that driving a MINI Cooper is “like driving a really high-powered go kart.”

The Italian Job (2003) is available to watch on Youtube, Google Play, Amazon Prime, iTunes, and more.

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