The Old Man & the Gun

The Old Man & the Gun

DVD - 2019
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At age 70, Forrest Tucker infamously made his escape from the tough San Quentin prison. Once he had gained his freedom, he embarked on a new set of heists that left investigators scratching their heads and the public fascinated by the story. This true story details Tucker's life which includes a detective wrapped up in the case, and a female who takes a liking to Tucker despite the criminal path he's on.

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reginator_22
May 12, 2020

Just an ok movie. I thought it moved a little too slow. The cast is good, but it isn't a must watch movie.

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voisjoe1_0
Jan 30, 2020

The only reason to view this film is to say goodbye to Robert Redford, the actor, as he claims that this will be his last acting effort. Maybe he will continue to direct. Maybe he still has one or two fine films to create. Let us hope so.

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HerNoseInABookGal
Jan 26, 2020

This is a fabulous most enjoyable film. Based on a true story. Honors good police work. Sissy Spacek and Robert Redford are fantastic together. All the acting, Casey Affleck excellent. The retro eighties and lack of technology is refreshing and nostalgic. Get it. Perfect date night or girls night out film. And the specials and directors narrative are well worth watching. Lots of referrals for other cool movies you will want to watch.

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scs75lib
Dec 11, 2019

Boldness and self confidence is amazing. Yet, he seems lonely, discontent and unfulfilled.

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maipenrai
Dec 05, 2019

I have loved Sissy Spacek and Robert Redford forever. I remember them when they were neophyte actors on television shows. I had no idea they had never worked together. I thought Casey Affleck did an excellent job in "Manchester by the Sea". So with all this talent what could go wrong? For me the film just never engaged me. Frankly I was bored. In some ways I felt like I was watching Clint Eastwood's movie "Mule" - a far better film, but also about the protagonist as criminal. This film was simply bland. I wish I could recommend it, but I cannot. Kristi & Abby Tabby

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Jane_Sm
Oct 21, 2019

Characters were flat and story went nowhere. Disappointing.

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movie20
Sep 21, 2019

Movie based on a true story. Robert Redford does good movies, but the man this movie is based on is not that interesting. Well done, but slow.

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Dreamstime
Sep 17, 2019

S.....L....O.....W..........

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dirtbag
Sep 05, 2019

Very slow. Not much plot.

Time for Redford to retire. This film is awful.

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jimg2000
Jan 23, 2019

Inspired by the New Yorker story of the protagonist:

https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2003/01/27/the-old-man-and-the-gun

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Just before Forrest Tucker turned seventy-nine, he went to work for the last time. Although he was still a striking-looking man, with intense blue eyes and swept-back white hair, he had a growing list of ailments, including high blood pressure and burning ulcers. He had already had a quadruple bypass, and his wife encouraged him to settle into their home in Pompano Beach, Florida, a peach-colored house on the edge of a golf course which they’d purchased for their retirement. There was a place nearby where they could eat prime rib and dance on Saturday nights with other seniors for $15.50 a person, and even a lake where Tucker could sit by the shore and practice his saxophone.

But on this spring day in 1999, while his neighbors were on the fairway or tending to their grandchildren, he drove to the Republic Security Bank in Jupiter, about fifty miles from his home. Tucker, who took pride in his appearance, was dressed all in white: white pants with a sharp crease, a white sports shirt, white suède shoes, and a shimmering white ascot.

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reginator_22
May 12, 2020

Other: Smoking

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reginator_22
May 12, 2020

Jewel: Do you have any children?

Forrest Tucker: I hope not.

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