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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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Comedy | Crime | Thriller

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

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$3,301,046 (USA) (1 March 2013)
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Trivia

Val, (Pacino) at one point describes Claphands (Margolis) as "meanest, most vindictive mother****** outside the Devil himself". A character Pacino played in Devil's Advocate. See more »

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After Sylvia cleans herself up and sits in the diner booth to eat with the rest of the gang, she takes a sandwich slice and removes the toothpick holding it together. But when the scene cuts back to her talking, the toothpick is clearly holding the sandwich in place again. See more »

Quotes

Val: So, what'll it be. Chew gum, or kick ass.
Doc: I'm all outta gum.
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References The Yogi Bear Show (1961) See more »

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Hard Times
Written by Curtis Mayfield
Performed by Baby Huey
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Great ! Loved it!
23 February 2013 | by (New Jersey) – See all my reviews

I got out to the theater to catch this movie and could not of been more pleased. I laughed hysterically at the cynical humor and really enjoyed how as the story progressed I really got ensconced into these characters. Loved beginning to end. I especially enjoyed Vanessa Ferlito's(deathproof) appearance I look forward to see much more of her in future films. Allan Arkin was a great compliment to Pacino and Walkens lead. I found it unfortunate that on opening day of this movie there were only four showtimes.As I awaited entrance at the concession I felt supreme confidence when the previous showing let out and there was nothing but smiles on the faces of the patrons exiting the previous showing.


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