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Going in Style (1979)

Three friends who are living on the dole decide to organize a bank robbery.

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Cast

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Joe
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Al
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Willie
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Pete
Pamela Payton-Wright ...
Kathy
Siobhan Keegan ...
Colleen
Brian Neville ...
Kevin
Constantine Hartofolis ...
Boy in Park
Mary Testa ...
Teller
Jean Shevlin ...
Mrs. Fein
James Manis ...
Hot Dog Vendor
Tito Goya ...
Gypsy Cab Driver
William Pabst ...
Bank Guard
Christopher Wynkoop ...
Bank Manager
John McComb ...
Businessman in Bank
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Storyline

Joe, Al, and Willie are three old men who have resigned themselves to dying. One night, Joe hatches a scheme to put a bit of excitement back into their lives: robbing a bank.... Written by Murray Chapman <muzzle@cs.uq.oz.au>

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Whether they win or lose, they'll be "Going in Style" See more »

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Comedy | Drama

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25 December 1979 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Quadrilha do Reumático  »

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Trivia

With filming taking place at Kaufman Astoria Studios, the setting for Joe, Al and Willie's apartment was chosen with convenience in mind - it's just a handful of blocks away, at 4408 Broadway. See more »

Goofs

Joe and Al leave JFK airport in full daylight - yet don't arrive in Las Vegas until well after dark, an impossibility for a direct flight heading five hours west during summer months in which film is set. See more »

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Pete: [visiting Joe in the prison] The lawyer says they're gonna' be a lot tougher on you than you thought, Joe, if you don't give 'em back the money.
Joe: Yeah? Well, screw them.
Pete: I don't know, Joe. Maybe you should just give 'em back the money from the robbery.
Joe: Forget it. Al and Willie would both die if I gave that money back. Besides, Pete, let me tell you something. For the past couple of years, me, Al and Willie all sat on that park bench and looked at each other. Maybe a politician would come around ...
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Referenced in Remington Steele: Steele Blue Yonder (1986) See more »

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A masterpiece
17 December 1998 | by (New York) – See all my reviews

This is #2 on my all time favorite movies list. It's a real hidden gem. It stars George Burns (in the performance of his career), the always brilliant Art Carney, and the excellent Lee Strasberg as three old senior citizens who decide to rob a bank out of boredom. Martin Brest who later went on to direct such fine films as MIDNIGHT RUN, SCENT OF A WOMAN, and BEVERLY HILLS COP has his debut film here and without a doubt it's still his best. The story is so original and the performances are so outstanding that this film is really a masterpiece in my eyes. It's funny, exciting, surprising, and extremely touching. The screen writer Tony Bill takes a unrealistic situation and makes it extremely realistic. The Queens backround is perfect. A great, hidden masterpiece of a movie.


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