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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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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>

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Taglines:

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

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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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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Belarusian

Release Date:

1 February 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Les derniers affranchis See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,486,390, 3 February 2013, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$3,301,046, 3 March 2013
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Technical Specs

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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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

Wendy introduced Oxana as a girl from Minsk (Belarussia). She supposed to speak Belarussian or Russian language. The subtitles mistakenly state she tells this sentence in Russian. See more »

Quotes

Val: [Just shot a couple of thugs] : "Anyone else here wants to get shot ?"
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Featured in 70th Golden Globe Awards (2013) See more »

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Get Down With It
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Yeah!! definitely better than bacon and eggs
18 January 2013 | by ssodivad-1See all my reviews

This as good as it gets in the real sense, everything perfect, three great actors the mainstay of this movie, no words to describe anyone of them, Julianna Margulies a good actress herself looks wooden in comparison, though it would be unfair.

Whatever little violence there is has been underplayed to highlight the human aspect, heartwarming, not lacking in its comic moments, in fact it have everything, crime, drama, friendship, love, etc., etc., The movie has a warmth about it, well told story, superb acting and apt music for the film , one would wish they were a part of it, for a change Walken is sane, Pacino proves again he can be good at anything, you can't help but love Arkin in the cameo, I am a fan from his "wait until dark" days.

I did not expect any fireworks, I watched it for the cast, and I was not disappointed, an inferior cast may have not stood up to the challenge.

Overdone a little with the empty deserted streets, but the characters more than make up for any flaws A must watch movie, I give this 8/10 Al Pacino, Christopher Walken & Alan Arkin = A NEAR MASTERPIECE


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