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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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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
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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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 »

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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:

$10,450,793, 15 November 2018
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Trivia

The script is based on David Grann's 2003 article in The New Yorker titled "The Old Man and the Gun", which was later collected in Grann's book The Devil and Sherlock Holmes. See more »

Goofs

Round "American Bank" building identified as Bellmead, Texas may in fact be in nearby Waco, Tx. See more »

Quotes

Jewel: Do you have any children?
Forrest Tucker: I hope not.
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Referenced in Midnight Screenings: Mid90s/The Old Man & the Gun (2018) See more »

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Entertaining heart-warming unusual story with charismatic Redford and Spacek.
15 October 2018 | by ehzimmermanSee all my reviews

This story, based on real-life bank robber Forrest Tucker, is so unlikely and unusual, the protagonist deserves an iconic movie superstar to play him. The inimitable Robert Redford does the role full justice, and even in his weather-beaten elder years, his charismatic and handsome face still seems swoon-worthy as ever to me I loved the romantic chemistry between Redford and Sissy Spacek. Even though the main plot is about cops and robbers (or robber and cops), this movie also successfully delivers a touching love story subplot. I enjoyed the way the anti-hero's backstory unfolds little by little; the viewer learns his identity from the point of view of the detective who is trying to catch him. All in all -- entertaining, heartwarming and highly recommended..


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