London, Nov 29 : The ending to the movie 'Italian Job' is no longer a mystery, as English actor Michael Caine has revealed how it concluded.
The movie had been made in 1969, and as Sir Michael Caine spoke at the 2008 Visit London Awards, he revealed on the eve of the 40th anniversary of the film how producers had filmed the ending. According to the 75-year-old actor, the movie ended with the gang of criminals escaping and the 4million-dollar cargo of gold tumbling into the ravine, and later being picked up by the rival Mafia gang.
The revelation comes as the Royal Society of Chemistry holds a competition to see who can come up with the most original, and elegant-ending to the film.
The competition has already received 750 different answers to the ending.
Sir Michael gave a detailed description of the ending of the original script though it was never used in the movie.
"In the coach, I crawl up, switch on the engine and stay there for four hours until all the petrol runs out," the Telegraph quoted him as saying.
"The van bounces back up so we can all get out, but then the gold goes over. There are a load of Corsican Mafia at the bottom watching the whole thing with binoculars.
"They grab the gold, and then the sequel is us chasing it," he added.
The real version by the actor, who was at the ceremony at the Royal Albert Hall in London after being voted the capital's favourite Londoner, is unlikely to stop the debate on the subject.
A competition currently being run by the Royal Society of Chemistry is expected to announce a winner in January.