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The Old Man & the Gun

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Robert Redford has announced that this will be his final film as an actor, and, as such, David Lowery’s charming comedic caper, based on David Grann’s New Yorker profile of spiffy bank robber Forrest Tucker, serves as a fitting capper to a legendary career built, almost 50 years ago, on Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. Tucker, who died in prison in 2004, is a legend, too: he was an amiable and quiet-spoken septuagenarian whose last heist happened when he was 78 years old, completing a career that made him one of the most infamous bank robbers of the last century. That he was also one the world’s greatest prison escapologists—he told Grann that he had escaped successfully 18 times and failed in 12 other attempts—adds another layer to this irresistible figure, and Redford draws on all his charm to tell the story of a lifelong criminal who even the police came to regard as a gracious gentleman of style. Oscar-winner Sissy Spacek is also winning as the last love-interest in Tucker’s life, while Casey Affleck, a begrudging smile of admiration eventually crossing his face at Tucker’s sheer audacity, essays the police officer who has sworn to put Tucker behind bars. The rest of the stellar cast includes Elisabeth Moss, Danny Glover, Tom Waits, Tika Sumpter and Keith Carradine, all doing fine work here. But, of course, the screen belongs to Mr. Redford…

"The Old Man & the Gun generally feels like the best kind of tribute, one that understands the material so well that it inhabits its very essence."—Eric Kohn, IndieWire


Director David Lowery
Country of Origin: USA
Year: 2018
Running Time: 93 mins
Classification: PG - Coarse language
Related Links: Trailer 1 | Trailer 2
Cast: Robert Redford, Sissy Spacek, Casey Affleck, Danny Glover, Tom Waits, Tika Sumpter
Executive Producer: Patrick Newall, Lucas Smith, Julie Goldstein, Tim Headington, Karl Spoerri, Marc Schmidheiny
Producer: James D. Stern, Dawn Ostroff, Jeremy Steckler, Anthony Mastromauro, Bill Holderman, Toby Halbrooks, James M. Johnston, Robert Redford
Cinematographer: Joe Anderson
Editor: Lisa Zeno Churgin
Production Design: Scott Kuzio
Music: Daniel Hart
Production Company: Endgame Entertainment, Condé Nast Entertainment, Sailor Bear Film, Identity Films, Tango Productions, Wildwood Enterprises
Distributor: Fox Searchlight Pictures

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