A reboot of the 1979 movie that was directed by Martin Brest and featured George Burns, Art Carney, and Lee Strasberg. Three seniors, who are living social security check to check and even reduced to eating dog food at times, decide they have had enough. So, they plan to rob a bank...problem is, they don't even know how to handle a gun! A social commentary on growing old in America and what we are sometimes driven to, due to circumstances. Written by
There is a reference to Michael Caine's previous heist movie "The Italian Job" (1969). When planning the getaway vehicle, one of the cars considered is a Mini Cooper, a trio of which famously escaped the clutches of the Italian police in that movie. See more »
When Joe calls Willie, Willie's phone rings with an old-style bell ring. The ATT phone he has had an electronic ringer. See more »
These banks practically destroyed this country. They crushed a lot of people's dreams, and nothing ever happened to them. We three old guys, we hit a bank. We get away with it, we retire in dignity. Worst comes to the worst, we get caught, we get a bed, three meals a day, and better health care than we got now.
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Lately most movies are so full of killings and gross things I just do not need to see! My husband and I went to see this movie as it looked fun. BOY IT WAS FUN! Lots of laughter and truly made you think about what some families go through to live day to day. WE LOVED THIS MOVIE SO MUCH. Excellent cast. very nice! Will return to see it again. Worth every dime.
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