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Stand Up Guys (2012)

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A pair of aging stickup men try to get the old gang back together for one last hurrah before one of the guys takes his last assignment - to kill his comrade.

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After 28 years, Val gets out of prison, and his friend Doc picks him up. The local mob boss, Claphands, wants Val dead (Claphands' son died in a robbery and he blames Val) and Doc has until morning to kill him. It's a long night: Val wants to party - they visit a cat house, Val needs Viagra, they break into a pharmacy. After midnight, they pick up Hirsch, their old wheelman, drive the city in a stolen car. They visit the cat house, help a woman in distress, bury a body, and eat at Doc's hangout, a café where the waitress, Alex, is cheerful. The sun rises, Claphands wants Val dead, and Val, who has figured out his fate, is resigned. Is there anything left to take care of? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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They don't make 'em like they used to.

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Rated R for language, sexual content, violence and brief drug use | See all certifications »

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$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$1,486,390 (USA) (1 February 2013)

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$3,301,046 (USA) (1 March 2013)
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The only piece of "modern technology" in the film is the new car that Pacino, Walken, and Arkin drive throughout the film. If you notice, every other technology used is very old: rotary dial phones are used constantly; many AWA televisions are seen, one showing an old episode of what appears to be Soul Train; and several old cars are seen in the background throughout the film. See more »

Goofs

Doc grabs a bottle of pills off the shelf and calls them latanoprost, but latanoprost is a drop for the eye that is kept in the pharmacy refrigerator before dispensing to patients. Later, Valentine opens the capsules that doc says are for glaucoma (latanoprost is for glaucoma), and proceeds to snort the powder inside, which wouldn't be possible with any glaucoma meds as they are almost all drops except for 1 tablet available commercially. See more »

Quotes

Doc: [stealing a gangster's car] This is not a good idea, Val.
Val: Yeah, well, my life is full of not good ideas.
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References Scent of a Woman (1992) See more »

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Bright Lights
Written by Gary Clark Jr.
Performed by Gary Clark Jr.
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Great Movie for Older viewers
3 March 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I think you need to be around 70 years of age to really enjoy this Movie. I am and I did; I really did. I chuckled and laughed throughout the movie and continued to do so long into the evening as I remembered some of the more memorable scenes. This is a gem of a Movie and brings back a touch of the real movies of yesteryear. No Vampires ; no Zombies; no computer designed sets and monsters, no excruciatingly LOUD music and noises; just a simple story well told with real ACTORS. I could have sat through it again as soon as it was over....and I may go again. Some of these "Critics" need to age a bit to really understand the difference that a Movie like this can bring to its audience


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