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Director:
Writers:
Edward Cannon (story)
Martin Brest (writer)
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Release Date:
25 December 1979 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Meet three guys with an outrageous plan to beat the system ... See more »
Plot:
Three friends who are living on the dole decide to organize a bank robbery. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
Awards:
1 win & 1 nomination See more »
User Reviews:
A great movie with three great entertainers. See more (21 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

George Burns ... Joe

Art Carney ... Al

Lee Strasberg ... Willie
Charles Hallahan ... 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
Melvin Jurdem ... Businessman in Bank
Joseph Sullivan ... Moon
Bob Maroff ... Cab Driver
Vivian Edwards ... Bellhop
Jim Tipton ... Crap Dealer
Ron Gagliano ... Crap Dealer
Victor Masi ... Crap Dealer
Raymond Kernodle ... Crap Dealer
Richard Teng ... Crap Dealer
Patrick Donoho ... Crap Dealer
Barbara Ann Miller ... Waitress
Betty Bunch ... Restaurant Cashier
Karen Montgomery ... Hooker
Catherine L. Billich ... Casino Cashier
Robert J. Zay ... Salesman
Anthony D. Call ... FBI Agent in Charge
William Larson ... FBI Agent
Reathel Bean ... FBI Agent
Alan Brooks ... FBI Agent

Mark Margolis ... Prison Guard
Pedro E. Ocampo Sr. ... Prison Guard
Tony DiBenedetto ... Prison Guard

Paul L. Smith ... Radio Announcer
Bruce Charles ... Radio Announcer
Margot Stevenson ... Store Cashier
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Matteo Cafiso ... Boy in Park (uncredited)

Angelique Pettyjohn ... Woman at crap table (uncredited)

Patty Plenty ... Woman (uncredited)

Ilana Rapp ... Park Player (uncredited)

Directed by
Martin Brest 
 
Writing credits
Edward Cannon (story)

Martin Brest (writer)

Produced by
Tony Bill .... producer
Leonard Gaines .... executive producer
Fred T. Gallo .... producer
 
Original Music by
Michael Small 
 
Cinematography by
Billy Williams 
 
Film Editing by
Carroll Timothy O'Meara  (as C. Timothy O'Meara)
Robert Swink 
 
Casting by
Dianne Crittenden 
Karen Rea 
 
Production Design by
Stephen Hendrickson 
 
Art Direction by
Fred Price 
Gary Weist 
 
Set Decoration by
Herbert F. Mulligan  (as Herb Mulligan)
 
Costume Design by
Anna Hill Johnstone 
 
Makeup Department
John Alese .... makeup artist
Don Marando .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Joan Bradshaw .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Martin Berman .... assistant director
Ed Dessisso .... assistant director
William Eustace .... second assistant director (as Bill Eustace)
Michael Rauch .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Linda Conaway-Parsloe .... assistant art director
Carl Landi .... carpenter
Ernest W. Southern .... scenic artist (as Ernie Southern)
Edward Swanson .... construction coordinator
 
Sound Department
Milton C. Burrow .... supervising sound editor
Robert Fernandez .... sound re-recording mixer
Les Fresholtz .... sound re-recording mixer
Michael Minkler .... sound re-recording mixer
James Sabat .... production sound mixer
Louis Sabat .... boom operator
 
Stunts
Raf Baldwin .... stunt driver
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Holly Bower .... still photographer
James 'Packy' Dolan .... gaffer (as Jim 'Packy' Dolan)
Robert D. McBride .... camera operator
Roger Shearman .... camera operator (as Roger Sherman Jr.)
Robert Shepherd .... electrician
Dave Friedman .... still photographer (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Howard Feuer .... casting: New York
 
Music Department
Donald Harris .... music editor
 
Other crew
Kay Chapin .... script supervisor
Stephen A. Glanzrock .... production assistant
Dan Perri .... title designer
Jeffrey Silver .... location manager
 

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Runtime:
97 min
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Color (Technicolor)
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Certification:
Australia:PG | Canada:PG (Ontario) | Iceland:L | Singapore:PG | UK:PG (video rating) (1986) | USA:PG | West Germany:12

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Trivia:
A neon sign outside Joe, Al and Willie's apartment advertises Schaefer Beer. Now a relatively little-known brand, New York-based Schaefer was once the world's best-selling beer, a title which it ceded to Budweiser in the 1970s.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: In at least two scenes early in the movie, the microphone cables attached to the characters are visible. Both of the scenes show the three stars photographed from a distance with a telephoto lens as they walk toward the camera. They are walking on very crowded sidewalks. Look at Art Carney when he is on our right in one scene and you will plainly see the wire that is attached to his lapel microphone as it is easy to spot through his transparent shirt. It goes from his belt up to where it disappears inside his jacket. In a later scene still early in the movie George Burns has a very visible mic cable outline leading up to his lapel inside his jacket. George is on the left wearing a blue jacket.See more »
Quotes:
[last lines]
Joe:No tinhorn joint like this could ever hold me.
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8 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
A great movie with three great entertainers., 6 September 2002
Author: Paul_Genet from Charleston, SC USA

"Going In Style" is one of the more entertaining movies I've seen. The characters, Joe, Al and Willie exemplify the elderly male generation of our time. Three men who've partially lost their identities in no longer being able to carry on their vocations. As more and more of us will be moving into the retired or "seniors" group, this movie shows us both the problems of retirement and one very entertaining and interesting solution. All three characters are at an age which is too often ignored in motion pictures. Though basically this movie isn't exactly moral, it's a very good insight into the lives of its characters. Art Carney is an accomplished actor and George Burns was an accomplished entertainer. I'm not sure how many people know that Lee Strasberg was one of, if not the great teacher of dramatic acting during his lifetime. In "Going In Style," Strasberg, as the "not always up to speed" character Willie, is nevertheless often a bit of a surprise. All three men, portraying the various ways we age, give a beautiful performance, each in his own way. As a minor collector, I consider the motion picture the major art form of the past century. That's not to say that all the movies made during the last century are works or art, but quite often many were. It remains to be seen whether that tradition will be carried on into the new century before us. Whatever, I am very grateful for the gift of this movie and highly recommend it.

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