Fate, the pensions crisis and a steadfast refusal to accept the injustice of old age have contrived to force law abiding, retired couple, Arthur and Martha Goode into a life of crime. ...
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Fate, the pensions crisis and a steadfast refusal to accept the injustice of old age have contrived to force law abiding, retired couple, Arthur and Martha Goode into a life of crime. Refusing to take the loss of their pensions lying down and to fade away into their declining years, our characters decide to fight back. They decide to take back what was theirs in the first place. They decide to start robbing banks.Written by
The first bank that Arthur robs is called the Henleaze Building Society. Whilst Henleaze is a real place in Bristol, there is no such building society and Henleaze High Street is in fact Corn Street in the centre of Bristol. The director (and co-writer) has lived all of his life in Henleaze and thought this would be a nice tribute to his family. The actual building society was an old bank that was disused at the time of filming, but the cafe where Arthur runs in to use the toilet was a real cafe called The Birdcage. Sadly, the cafe closed a few months after filming but has since re-opened as a restaurant. See more »
During the slow-motion shot of the robbers in the final bank robbery scene a blue rubber glove covering a smoke alarm can be seen on the ceiling. See more »
They make take our lives, but they will never take our pensions.
They've already taken our pensions
They may take our pensions, but they will never take our lives.
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This film tells the story of an elderly man who accidentally stumble upon a case of cash from the security van outside a bank. He discovers that robbing a bank is easy, and goes robbing banks in order to save his social club from being sold to developers.
"Golden Years" is a lighthearted comedy, there is no question about that. It is hard to imagine two retired people robbing banks as easily as counting one two three! The heist scenes are more funny than exciting, and the police conclusions are simply funny. The authorities seem to be incompetent despite all the plan evidence, which is entertaining. There is suggestion of it possibly having a sequel, and I hope it will be as entertaining as this.
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