A remake of Going in Style (1979), which was directed by Martin Brest and starred George Burns, Art Carney, and Lee Strasberg. Three seniors, who are living social security check to check, and even are reduced to eating dog food at times, decide they have had enough. So, they plan to rob a bank. The 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
Morgan Freeman and Alan Arkin have never worked together prior to this. However, one actor replaced the other in The Bonfire of the Vanities (1990). Arkin was the original choice and signed on for the judge character when said role was to be played by a Jewish actor. But during production, Director Brian De Palma changed his mind and opted for an African-American actor, and Freeman got the role. See more »
The movie claims the characters stole more than $2 million dollars in cash, which they carried out of the bank in a few duffel bags. Yet, $2 million in mixed denomination bills couldn't possible fit into the bags as shown. It would, in fact, weigh hundreds if not thousands of pounds. See more »
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The movie was the best thing, which could happen to me in sneak preview. I laughed so often, an wonderful story combined with great actors and Zach Braff, who made a great job to transform the old movie into todays background. I'd like to see more movies like this, than the stupid standard comedy from Hollywood. I recommend everyone to see this film and have great two hours. A quick summary: perfect chosen actor,s a bit predictable, but i liked it anyway, jokes,jokes,jokes... GO watch this film !
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