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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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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. See more awards »

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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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1 February 2013 (USA)  »

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Tres tipos duros  »

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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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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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Wendy tells Val and Doc that her mother couldn't take the cold and relocated to Florida as if the brothel that Wendy, Doc and Val were in was located in a cold climate. However, we later see from long shots of the skyline that the location is Los Angeles. 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 The Yogi Bear Show (1961) See more »

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Cooler Couleur
Written by Ashley Bates, Sam Genders, Rebecca Jacobs, Mike Lindsay, Matin Bradley Smith, Philip David Winter, Francesco Berbaglie, Julie Budet, Tanguy Destable, Andrea Fratangelo, John Hill, Jean-Francois Perrier, & Dave Taylor
Performed by Crookers feat. Yelle
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A wonderful ride, aging young guns on their last adventure
16 September 2013 | by (Lebanon) – See all my reviews

Stand Up Guys is a true reminder of what film should be like: an entertaining experience that keeps you on your seat until the very end, and does a bit of everything else; it makes you laugh, touches you, and makes you wonder, and tops it off with theatrics that you accept delightfully. The script of the movie represents the simplest form of complexity. A director's masterpiece, for those who can appreciate the plot in the details. Acting is beyond praise, as everyone is on board, fully engaged in their roles. Everything makes sense, even the almost supernatural energy of the three aging musketeers. It's been such a long time since I've seen a film and at the end of thought that I wanted some more of it. Walken plays a great role at gluing everything together. Fisher Stevens has got the hang of good film making.


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