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.

Director:

Fisher Stevens

Writer:

Noah Haidle
Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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 Platt ... Lisa (as Courtney Galiano)
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Storyline

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>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

They don't make 'em like they used to.

Genres:

Comedy | Crime | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

According to director Fisher Stevens, it's set in a fictional city, all filmed on location except for Doc's apartment. See more »

Goofs

In the 52nd minute Doc tells Val about a Chinese practice of inserting one's penis into a jar filled with bees to be bitten. Bees sting, they do not bite. See more »

Quotes

Doc: I can't do what I said I would do. Mercy is a one-saying, mercy...
Claphands: Finish this!
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Connections

References Scent of a Woman (1992) See more »

Soundtracks

Papa Was Stoned
Written by Steve Raskin, Rob Myers, Jon Horvath, & Sid Barcelona
Performed by Fort Knox Five
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A wonderful ride, aging young guns on their last adventure
16 September 2013 | by samerkuSee 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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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Belarusian

Release Date:

1 February 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Stand Up Guys See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,486,390, 3 February 2013

Gross USA:

$3,310,031

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$5,072,654
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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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