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They don't make 'em like they used to.
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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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Nominated for Golden Globe. See more »
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Cast

  (in credits order)

Al Pacino ... Val

Christopher Walken ... Doc

Alan Arkin ... Hirsch

Julianna Margulies ... Nina Hirsch

Mark Margolis ... Claphands

Lucy Punch ... Wendy

Addison Timlin ... Alex

Vanessa Ferlito ... Sylvia

Katheryn Winnick ... Oxana

Bill Burr ... Larry

Craig Sheffer ... Jargoniew #1

Yorgo Constantine ... Paul

Weronika Rosati ... Irena

Keone Young ... Song

Courtney Galiano ... Lisa

Lauriane Gilliéron ... Allison

Arjun Gupta ... DJ

Aliya Astaphan ... Stephanie

Brandon Scott ... Doctor
Roland Feliciano ... Orderly
Andrew Staes ... Hospital Doctor
Jeffrey Cole ... Patient

Eric Etebari ... Bartender

Susann Fletcher ... Sheila

Earl Carroll ... Cook

Eve Brenner ... Anita

Jay Bulger ... Jargoniew #2

Donnie Smith ... Jargoniew #3

Sam Upton ... Jargoniew on Couch

Buster Reeves ... Jargoniew #4

Rick Gomez ... Priest
Sami Samvod ... Guy at Bar
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Pamela Royce ... Diner Patron (uncredited)
Franklin Ruehl ... Professor (uncredited)
Andy Skauge ... Bar Patron (uncredited)

Mike Zehr ... Hand stand (uncredited)

Directed by
Fisher Stevens 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Noah Haidle 

Produced by
Matt Berenson .... executive producer
Ted Gidlow .... executive producer
Sidney Kimmel .... producer
Gary Lucchesi .... producer
Bingham Ray .... executive producer
Eric Reid .... executive producer
Tom Rosenberg .... producer
Jim Tauber .... producer
Bruce Toll .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Lyle Workman 
 
Cinematography by
Michael Grady 
 
Film Editing by
Mark Livolsi 
 
Casting by
Deborah Aquila 
Tricia Wood 
 
Production Design by
Maher Ahmad 
 
Art Direction by
Thomas T. Taylor 
 
Set Decoration by
Kathy Lucas 
 
Costume Design by
Lindsay McKay 
 
Makeup Department
Trish Almeida .... department head hair stylist
Kim Ayers .... key makeup artist
Bill Corso .... makeup department head
Randi Mavestrand .... additional makeup
Robert Wilson .... key hair stylist
 
Production Management
Ted Gidlow .... unit production manager
Lis Kern .... post-production supervisor
Michael McKay .... production liaison
Valerie Bleth Sharp .... production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Matthew Heffernan .... second unit key second assistant director
Casey Mako .... second second assistant director
Darrin Prescott .... second unit director
Scott Robertson .... first assistant director (as Scott Andrew Robertson)
Jonas Spaccarotelli .... first assistant director: second unit
Jonas Spaccarotelli .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Christopher Branan .... propmaker (as Chris Branan)
Warren Drummond .... storyboard artist
Perry E. Ellis .... swing
Kate English .... art department assistant
April Falzone .... food stylist
China Fox .... second assistant property master
Douglas Fox .... property master (as Doug Fox)
Joey Genitempo .... stand-by painter
Mark 'Digger' Green .... set dresser
Michael A. Heath .... prop paperwork
Eric Hill .... set dresser
Jason Lamb .... propmaker
Nathaniel Magnuson .... on set dresser
Brett McKenzie .... art department coordinator
David M. Milstien .... lead man
Nashon Petrushkin .... shopper
John Richardson .... construction coordinator
Lee Ross .... lead scenic
Michael P. Sweeney .... first assistant property master (as Michael Sweeney)
Alexx Thompson .... painter (as Alex Thompson)
Kevan Weber .... set dresser
Ben Woodworth .... painter
 
Sound Department
Bryan Arenas .... dolby sound consultant
Henry Auerbach .... dialogue editor
Amanda Ayres .... adr recordist
Wade Barnett .... adr recordist
Thomas Curley .... sound mixer: pickups
Craig Dollinger .... boom operator
Brian Dunlop .... foley editor
Jesse Ehredt .... sound recordist
Warren Hendriks .... sound effects editor (as Warren Hendricks)
Justin Herman .... sound engineer
Ellen Heuer .... foley artist
Bobby Johanson .... adr mixer
Sang Kim .... assistant sound editor
Tim Limer .... sound recordist
Travis MacKay .... adr mixer
Tor McAfee Kingdon .... foley mixer (as Tor Kingdon)
Bryan Mendoza .... utility sound
Steve Morantz .... sound mixer: second unit (as Steven Morantz)
Steven Morrow .... sound mixer
Eliza Paley .... adr supervisor: New York
A. Josh Reinhardt .... sound mixer
Michael Rivera .... adr recordist: Sound One
Leslie Shatz .... sound re-recording mixer
Derek Vanderhorst .... sound re-recording mixer
Derek Vanderhorst .... supervising sound editor
Mandell Winter .... supervising sound editor
 
Special Effects by
Bart Dion .... special effects coordinator
 
Visual Effects by
David Danesi .... visual effects producer
Thomas Duval .... visual effects supervisor
Lucien Fostier .... digital compositor
Vincent Guttmann .... lead compositor
Bellarosa Johannes .... compositor
Caroline Journo .... digital compositor
Nicolas Lacroix .... visual effects producer
Amandine Moulinet .... I/O operator
Romain Moussel .... i/o operator
Elisa Pretta .... compositor
Benoit Revilliod .... 3D lead
Cyrille Sicard .... compositor
Raphael Thibault .... digital compositor
Raphaël Thibault .... compositor
 
Stunts
Wade Allen .... stunt co-coordinator
Hank Amos .... stunt performer
Whitney Coleman .... stunt driver
Max Daniels .... stunt double: Al Pacino
Gary Dionne .... stunt car technician
Jon H. Epstein .... stunts
Mickey Giacomazzi .... stunt driver
Jimmy Hart .... stunt double: Bill Burr (as Jim Hart)
Antal Kalik .... stunt double: Christopher Walken
Steve Kelso .... stunt performer
Theo Kypri .... stunt double: Mark Margolis
Ed McDermott II .... precision driver coordinator
Robert Nagle .... stunt driver
Mark Norby .... stunt driver
Chris O'Hara .... stunt performer
Allan Padelford .... stunt driver
Darrin Prescott .... stunt coordinator
Buster Reeves .... stunt performer
Todd Schneider .... stunts
Mark Stefanich .... stunts
Rich Ting .... stunts
Nico Woulard .... stunts
Danny Wynands .... stunt performer
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Steven A. Adelson .... "a" camera operator/steadicam (as Steve Adelson)
Saeed Adyani .... still photographer
Darrick Akey .... edge head technician: second unit
Wesley Alley .... lighting technician
David Ariniello .... grip (as Dave Ariniello)
John Bratlien .... electrician
Donald Burghardt .... first assistant camera: "a" camera: second unit (as Don Burghardt)
J.A. Byerly .... rigging gaffer
Adam Camacho .... grip
Kevin Celi .... digital imaging technician
Ian Clampett .... first assistant camera: "b" camera: second unit
Brian Davis .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Lance Dickinson .... lighting technician
Gary Dionne .... biscuit technician
Charles Ehrlinger .... "b" dolly grip
Rod Farley .... best boy grip
Ray Garcia .... key grip
Brett F. Gates .... second assistant camera: "a" camera: second unit (as Brett Gates)
Carlos Gonzalez .... technocrane operator
Jeff Griffith .... second assistant camera: "b" camera: second unit
Brandon Gutierrez .... digital utility
Joe Guzman .... best boy grip: second unit
Michael Herron .... digital video assist operator
Steve Kagan .... rigging lighting technician
Mike Karasick .... gaffer
Jack Korbel .... rigging grip
Jordan Lapsansky .... electrician
Eric Leach .... camera operator
Chris Linares .... additional lighting electrician
John Linares .... best boy electric
Thomas Marshall .... rigging best boy (as Thom Marshall)
Ryan McCoy .... electrician
William J. McDevitt .... grip (as Billy McDevitt)
Brian Giuseppe Morena .... "b" camera operator (as Brian Morena)
Chris Moseley .... edge camera operator: second unit (as Chris Mosely)
Darby Newman .... assistant camera
Travis Panarisi .... rigging lighting technician
Scott Patten .... rigging grip
David Pearlberg .... dolly grip (as Dave Pearlberg)
Matt Perry .... grip
Robert Petrin .... edge arm operator
Lauren Petzke .... lighting technician
Blake Pike .... key rigging grip
Chris Randle .... grip: second unit (as Christopher Randle)
Patrick Redmond .... edge head technician
Arturo Rojas .... second assistant camera: "a" camera
Jay Sheveck .... libra operator
Tom Skulski .... rigging grip
Tony Sommo .... rigging best boy
Darryl St. Juste .... grip: second unit
Justin Steptoe .... dailies supervisor
Justin Steptoe .... data manager
Robert Sterry .... video assistant: second unit (as Bob Sterry)
Al Stewart .... dolly grip: second unit (as Alan Stewart)
Tony Villalobos .... first assistant camera
Paul Wilkowsky .... grip
 
Casting Department
Michelle Beatty .... extras casting
Chris Bustard .... extras casting
Joe Cappelletti .... group adr casting
Lisa Zagoria .... casting associate
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Amy Arnold .... wardrobe supervisor
Adrienne Greshock .... key costumer
Emilea A. Rivera .... costumer (as Emilea Rivera)
Sarah Springer .... assistant costume designer
Susan Strubel .... key set costumer
Matt Dargert .... costumer (uncredited)
Taylor Kannett .... costume assistant (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Wayne Adams .... project manager: EFilm
Des Carey .... post production consultant
Mike Chiado .... digital intermediate technologist
Siggy Ferstl .... digital intermediate colorist
Jordan Fox .... digital intermediate colorist assist
Joe Guzman .... digital intermediate supervisor
Joe Ken .... digital intermediate editor: Company 3
William Kruzykowski .... first assistant editor
Nicholas Lareau .... outpost engineer
Jackie Lee .... digital intermediate account executive: Company 3
Brian Murkland Jr. .... digital intermediate colorist assist (as Brian Murkland)
James Notari .... dailies supervisor
Stefan Sonnenfeld .... CO3 executive producer
Lance Spindler .... color timer
Devin Sterling .... digital intermediate head of production: Company 3
Ian Sullivan .... digital intermediate accountant (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Jeff Babko .... musician: keyboards, clavinet, trombone
Sally Boldt .... music editor: temp score
Jordan Corngold .... music editor
Eric Craig .... music supervisor
Davey Faragher .... musician: bass
Victor Indrizzo .... musician: drums, percussion
Michael Jerome .... musician: drums, percussion
Paul Koch .... additional engineering
Paul Koch .... technical score advisor
Brian MacLeod .... musician: drums, percussion
Brian McNelis .... music supervisor
Fisher Stevens .... musician: harmonica
Dave Way .... score engineer
Dave Way .... score mixer
Lyle Workman .... musician: guitar, bass, percussion
Lyle Workman .... score arranger
Lyle Workman .... score producer
 
Transportation Department
Mark Arzouman .... driver
Michael Ballew .... driver
Dawn Ballou .... driver
Mike Belt .... driver (as Michael Belt)
Michael Borreson .... driver
Michael Chonos .... driver
Michael Connor .... transportation captain
Angel Desanti .... transportation captain
Mark Dobkousky .... driver
Wayne Flowers Jr. .... driver
J. Armin Garza II .... driver: camera car
David Goodman .... driver
Rene Guy .... driver
Geno Hart .... transportation consultant
Philip Henderson .... production driver
Kirk Huston .... transportation captain
William Jones .... driver
Christopher Koch .... driver
David Martinez .... driver
Larry Motes .... driver
Marty Osborne .... picture car coordinator
Allan Padelford .... edge crane driver: second unit
William R. Peck .... driver
G. Wesley Ponsford .... production driver
Alejandro Reynoso .... driver
Michael J. Riegle .... driver (as Michael Riegle)
George A. Sack .... driver (as George Sack)
Derek Severson .... production van driver operator
Humbert Solis .... driver
Bill Thompson .... driver (as William Thompson)
 
Other crew
Danielle Alexander .... production support: Lakeshore
Evan Allen-Gessesse .... production assistant
Cameron Arguelles .... quality control
Joshua Aufrance .... post production accountant
Susan Bannout .... set medic
Kandice Billingsley .... assistant location manager
Marissa Brand .... production assistant
Jason Buckley .... international sales: marketing and distribution
Robert Burke .... unit publicist
Jennifer Bydwell .... clearances
Robert Caballero .... medic: construction/rigging
Joe Cappelletti .... adr voice director
Anna L. Coats .... key assistant location manager (as Anna Coates)
Anna Livia Cullinan .... production assistant
Patty De Anda .... production secretary
Ashby de la Plaine .... production support: Lakeshore
Ron J. DeGuzman .... accounting clerk
Amie Dellavalle .... stand-in
Eileen M. Dennis .... first assistant accountant
Kjose Elliott .... production support: Lakeshore
Kate English .... production assistant
Lee Faranda .... stand-in: Mr. Pacino
Glenn Ferrara .... set production assistant: second unit
John Funk .... stand-in for Alan Arkin
Wilma Garscadden-Gahret .... script supervisor
Graham Geraghty .... assistant to actor al pacino
Elizabeth Gesas .... development: Lakeshore
Kelly Gill .... production assistant
Miguel Gonzalez .... assistant cook
Hugo G. Gordillo .... lab account manager: Deluxe
Ray Gordon II .... set production assistant: second unit
Amy K. Green .... second assistant accountant
Pamela B. Green .... creative director: producer titles
Brandon Gutierrez .... production assistant
Jason Habelow .... assistant production coordinator
Matt Halvorson .... marketing director
Geno Hart .... production consultant
Derek Hayes .... delivery coordinator
Scott Herbst .... development: Lakeshore
Vicki Higgins .... assistant: Mr. Tauber
Jeff Hubbard .... key set production assistant
Orlando Hurtado .... chef: Chef Robért Catering
Alex Ivker .... assistant to Gary Lucchesi
Dominique Jaramillo .... set medic
David Jelin .... craft service assistant
Moises Jimenez .... assistant chef: Chef Robért Catering
Sergio Jimenez .... sous chef
Mark Korshak .... office production assistant
Stevie Lazo .... production accountant
Mela Lee .... adr voice replacement
Marlene Marks .... payroll accountant
Mike McKean .... medic: construction/rigging
Bill McLellan .... assistant location manager
Robert McMinn .... development: Lakeshore
Tal Meirson .... senior vice president of finance: Lakeshore
Ralph B. Meyer .... location manager
Ron Newell .... traffic coordinator: second unit
Andrew Nielson .... operations supervisor
Marlyn Ortiz .... choreographer
Nick Pistilli .... craft service assistant
Eddie Quintana .... office production assistant
Matt Salomon .... production assistant
Phil Scalisi .... craft service
Susie Schelling .... medical consultant
Scott Sener .... stand-in: Mr Walken
Jackie Shenoo .... assistant: Mr. rosenberg
Desmond Smith .... craft service assistant
Joni Smith .... production coordinator
Michael Soleau .... key assistant location manager
Frances Stafford .... set production assistant: second unit
Erin Stern .... production assistant
John Stine .... set production assistant: second unit
Nate Taylor .... key assistant location manager
Phoebe Upke .... title designer: main title, Pic
Alexandra Useche .... title designer: main title, Pic
Jarik Van Sluijs .... creative director: title designer
Marvel Wakefield .... script supervisor: second unit
Ashley Weber .... production assistant
Ryan Winterstern .... assistant location manager
Sean Yopchick .... production assistant
 
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Bingham Ray .... in memory of
 

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Rated R for language, sexual content, violence and brief drug use
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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 »
Goofs:
Continuity: 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:[after taking too much ED medication] I'm fighting the Battle of the Bulge here. This thing is going up and down like a yo-yo...See more »
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Featured in 70th Golden Globe Awards (2013) (TV)See more »
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8 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
Walken & Pacino & Arkin. We can't ask for more. We should. But we can't., 29 August 2013
Author: Rodrigo Amaro (rodrigo882008@hotmail.com) from São Paulo, Brazil

Three legends. Three Oscar winners directed by another Oscar winner (Fisher Stevens won as producer for a documentary). United in one movie. That should be enough and one should expect maybe just a decent script and then fine. "Stand Up Guys" promises too much while securing Al Pacino, Christopher Walken and Alan Arkin in the front row but delivers less than expected with its usual crime/comedy elements focusing on aging criminals and very few to say. The cast chemistry is good (but Pacino already had movies with the other guys, sharing scene with Arkin in "Glengarry Glen Ross" and with Walken in "Gigli" although they don't share scenes in that thing) and it's probably the only reason why everybody wants to see this movie

But it's terribly generic. Pacino done his sentence and is released from prison. Walken is waiting for him for two reasons: 1) to see his old friend again and 2) to kill him, contracted by another criminal boss (Mark Margolis) who wants to revenge his son's death. Soon they rejoin Arkin and the gang is back on action. Besides the fact that they all have fun together after a long time without seeing each other, what's most important here is their reflections on life and time and enjoy the little moments. It's all very simplistic told - a little let down since we're delighted with great and powerful stars - but it achieves some effect.

The drama takes a long while to be really gripping, and the comedy only gets truly good when Arkin finally appears (despithe top billing with the other guys, he's there for very briefly, showing up after long thirty minutes). He made this something almost remarkable, efficiently funny. I think the actors presence and relative brilliance compensate the script's lack of real premise, lack of more movement and characters and even lack of challenge for everyone involved. Enjoy their company and that's it. That must be enough, sometimes. 6/10

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