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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

Writers:

David Lowery, David Grann (based on the New Yorker article by)
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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 1 win & 7 nominations. See more awards »

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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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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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Comedy | Crime | Drama

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12 | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 November 2018 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

Starec in pistola 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:

$11,262,920, 17 January 2019
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

David Lowery met with Disney about Pete's Dragon the same day that he met Robert Redford about The Old Man & the Gun. See more »

Goofs

When Forrest leaves the bank after trying to pay off Jewel's mortgage, he is seen in an overhead shot. Truncated domes are visible on the sidewalk near the street crossing (the 2 yellow panels) The movie takes place in the early 1980s, and truncated domes were not required in the United States until the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1991. They were practically non existent in the U.S. before then. See more »

Quotes

Forrest Tucker: Let's take this place. Say it was a bank and say that counter up there was really a tellers window and you just walk in, look calm and so you just walk up, look her in the eye and you say 'ma'am, this is a robbery' and you show her the gun, like this
[makes a gun with his hand]
Forrest Tucker: and you say 'I wouldn't want you to get hurt cause I like you, I like you a lot, so don't go breakin my heart now, ok'
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Lazy, undeveloped script
6 November 2018 | by macmets-923-677010See all my reviews

"Protagonist Forrest Tucker (Robert Redford) robs banks!" Great, but why does he "need" to rob banks? We know he can't "stop" robbing banks, but why does he "need" to rob banks? We, the audience, never learn why. And whenever I hear a character - "any" character in "any" scene - make a joke followed by saying "I'm just kidding" or "I was only joking," well, then, you've just ended the scene - it fell flat on its face and you've got nowhere else to go! This happened 2 or 3 times. Plus, there's a montage 10 minutes before the end of the film that doesn't work. That montage could and should be cut into the beginning of the film. And why shy away from showing any real affection between the two lead characters? There's one single, little peck of a kiss. What, older people aren't passionate, don't share intimacies between one another, kiss, and have sex? Pla-leeze!


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