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The Old Man & the Gun

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Year: 2018
Production: Other

The Old Man & the Gun - USA, 2018, 93 min
Director and screenwriter: David Lowery
Cast: Robert Redford (Forrest Tucker), Casey Affleck (John Hunt), Danny Glover (Teddy), Tika Sumpter (Maureen), Isiah Whitlock Jr. (Detective Gene Dentler), John David Washington (Lt. Kelley), Tom Waits (Waller), Sissy Spacek (Jewel), Elizabeth Moss (Dorothy), Keith Carradine (Capt. Calder)

Based on the New Yorker article by David Grann

Robert Redford has announced that this will be his final film as an actor, and, as such, David Lowery’s charming comedic caper for 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 essays the police officer who has sworn to put Tucker behind bars. But, of course, the screen belongs to Mr. Redford…

Nominations:
London – Competition
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