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The Old Man & the Gun (2018)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Crime, Drama | 19 October 2018 (USA)
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Based on the true story of Forrest Tucker and his audacious escape from San Quentin at the age of 70 to an unprecedented string of heists that confounded authorities and enchanted the public.

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David Lowery

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David Lowery, David Grann (based on the New Yorker article by)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Robert Redford ... Forrest Tucker
Sissy Spacek ... Jewel
Casey Affleck ... John Hunt
Danny Glover ... Teddy
Tom Waits ... Waller
Tika Sumpter ... Maureen Hunt
Ari Elizabeth Johnson ... Abilene
Teagan Johnson ... Tyler
Gene Jones ... Mr. Owens
John David Washington ... LT. Kelley
Barlow Jacobs ... Offerman
Augustine Frizzell ... Sandra
Jennifer Joplin ... Martha
Lisa DeRoberts ... Helen the Teller
Carter Bratton Carter Bratton ... Local News Anchor
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Based on the true story of Forrest Tucker (Robert Redford), from his audacious escape from San Quentin at the age of 70 to an unprecedented string of heists that confounded authorities and enchanted the public. Wrapped up in the pursuit are detective John Hunt (Casey Affleck), who becomes captivated with Forrest's commitment to his craft, and a woman (Sissy Spacek), who loves him in spite of his chosen profession. Written by Fox Searchlight Pictures

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Comedy | Crime | Drama

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Rated PG-13 for brief strong language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 October 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Old Man & the Gun See more »

Filming Locations:

Bethel, Ohio, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$142,131, 30 September 2018, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$11,134,906, 16 December 2018
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Trivia

In an interview he gave during the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival, Robert Redford talked about this comedic film being a good note to end on, since the actor wanted his "last acting job to be fun." See more »

Goofs

When Forrest drives off the highway into a field to elude Montana police, Numerous tire tracks, presumably from previous takes, are visible. See more »

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Jewel: Do you have any children?
Forrest Tucker: I hope not.
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Jade Healy is credited as Wallpaper Whisperer! See more »

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Redford Delivers in a beautiful send off
18 November 2018 | by jefflarflarSee all my reviews

Robert Redford is given a poetic and charming farewell in The Old Man & the Gun. He plays a man that refused to change the way he lived life and finds it all the more important to him as he comes to the end of the line. Redford is as cool as ever in this delivering every line like a man you can never truly hate but you know you probably should.

Supported by the terrific Sissy Spacek and Casey Affleck the film is a level headed easy going take on what appears to be a very easy going man that had a unique way of living his life. Beautifully shot and scored the film embraces it's status as Redford's farewell and by the end you can't help but smile and accept his goodbye.

The films slow pace only serves to emphasise who Forrest was and what he wanted life to be. It also allows for some of the films best lines to be delivered with a poignant impact particularly as Redford and Spacek dwell on life on the porch of her house.

All in all this is a must see for any fans of Redford and for all fans of low-key but nonetheless entertaining films.


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