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The Old Man & the Gun (2018)

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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Robert Redford ... Forrest Tucker
Casey Affleck ... John Hunt
Sissy Spacek ... Jewel
Danny Glover ... Teddy
Tom Waits ... Waller
Tika Sumpter ... Maureen
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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Storyline

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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It's not about making a living. It's about living. See more »

Genres:

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:

27 September 2018 (Israel) 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:

$2,150,856, 18 October 2018
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Trivia

Although he receives fourth billing, Keith Carradine's role was almost completely dropped; he appears for literally three or four seconds with a single line of dialogue. (Director David Lowery has stated the cut footage will be included on the DVD.) See more »

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During the Montana car chase, Forrest's trunk flips open and the cash starts flying out. But in the next shot, the trunk is closed and no money is visible. See more »

Quotes

Jewel: Do you have any children?
Forrest Tucker: I hope not.
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one of the great and heart-warming crime films of the 2010's
7 October 2018 | by MisterWhiplashSee all my reviews

"And so I ask him, 'you think this is any way to make a living?' And looks me in the eye and says: 'Brother, Im not making a living, Im living.'"

Not often you get a heart-warming masterpiece about an elderly bank robber, so run, don't walk, to this one (or you could casually stroll and be polite, you lame-o).

This is so seemingly calmly assured and confident while making it look so easy (sort of like Forrest Tucker) that it feels like a minor miracle. This is the kind of film where you spend 85-90% of the time grinning ear to ear. This is a filmmaker who loves crime cinema, but also loves how Redford as a full star AND as a great actor when given the opportunity appears on camera. Additionally, this is the kind of cat-and-mouse "thriller" where we genuinely like the cop as much as the robber (Affleck is quite good here), and the ending feels as though it'll be bittersweet until it comes back around to being fully sweet.

Lastly, while I know the thing right now is to engulf and/or create art that is fiery and angry and responding to the moment, a film like The Old Man and the Gun is necessary for the reason that you can go and turn off everything else in the world but not, as the saying goes, turn off your mind. Lowery, for me, has finally arrived with the genuine article (and his previous films have shown real talent already).

Also, I cant wait till I can do a double feature of this with The Hot Rock. Oh, and you get a solid 10-15 minutes of Tom Waits too!


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