Fate, the pensions crisis and a steadfast refusal to accept the injustice of old age have contrived to force law abiding, retired couple, Arthur and Martha Goode into a life of crime. ...
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Fate, the pensions crisis and a steadfast refusal to accept the injustice of old age have contrived to force law abiding, retired couple, Arthur and Martha Goode into a life of crime. Refusing to take the loss of their pensions lying down and to fade away into their declining years, our characters decide to fight back. They decide to take back what was theirs in the first place. They decide to start robbing banks. Written by
The first bank that Arthur robs is called the Henleaze Building Society. Whilst Henleaze is a real place in Bristol, there is no such building society and Henleaze High Street is in fact Corn Street in the centre of Bristol. The director (and co-writer) has lived all of his life in Henleaze and thought this would be a nice tribute to his family. The actual building society was an old bank that was disused at the time of filming, but the cafe where Arthur runs in to use the toilet was a real cafe called The Birdcage. Sadly, the cafe closed a few months after filming but has since re-opened as a restaurant. See more »
During the slow-motion shot of the robbers in the final bank robbery scene a blue rubber glove covering a smoke alarm can be seen on the ceiling. See more »
They make take our lives, but they will never take our pensions.
They've already taken our pensions
They may take our pensions, but they will never take our lives.
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As soon as you see the crew of actors you can second guess the way this tripe is going to go.
They have the usual selection of "Has Beens" still not giving it up on the gravy train.
You have some of the old "Brookside" mob, some from "Boy's from the Blackstuff" all as usual trying to make some sort of "Poor Workers United" and how clever they are compared to the stupid banks and dumb cops.
It is like something a child of 10 would write.
Bernard Hill is atrocious as usual, Alun Armstrong SHOULD KNOW BETTER, Una Stubbs is amazingly still alive and as bad as expected, Sue Johnstone only needed the fat useless "voice of the working man" Ricky Tomlinson to complete the atmosphere. Phil Davis still looks like an albino rabbit, and no we don't want to see that big fat poofter Simon Callow's arse! It is like a poor man's Allan Bennet mixed with some left wing ideas of some sort of social justice written by some 12 year olds.
Absolute garbage and terrible to watch, let alone think that someone actually paid money to have this made in the first place.
British movies are going to the dogs. and there are a lot of old dogs in this one. There was no need for the unfunny sexual innuendos either, childish schoolboy drivel.
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