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Time Capsule: Michael Caine On Michael Caine
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Time Capsule: Michael Caine On Michael Caine | The Italian Job, 1969
The Italian Job, 1969


We were just shooting the last scene here where I said, ‘Just a minute guys, I’ve got a great idea.’ It was a big hit but it didn’t work in America and I know why.

I went there and there was the poster and it was a naked woman and me. And I said, ‘This is for kids. There aren’t any naked women in it! We’re going to get a load of old guys coming in to see naked women and they’re going to be pissed off, and mums aren’t going to bring their children.’ They said, ‘We’re not going to change the poster,’ so I got on a plane and came home.

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