The Old Man & the Gun

The Old Man & the Gun

DVD - 2019
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Based on the true story of Forrest Tucker's escape from San Quentin at the age of 70. The escape enchanted the public and confounded the authorities. Detective John Hunt became captivated with Forrest's commitment to his craft.
Publisher: Beverly Hills, CA :, Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment,, [2019]
Copyright Date: ©2019
Branch Call Number: DVD MOVIE OLD
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (92 minutes) : sound, colour ; 4 3/4 inches
digital,optical,surround,Dolby Digital 5.1 DVS, 2.0,rda
video file,DVD video,region 1,rda
Alternative Title: Old man and the gun

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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.

A good film. Nods to other films of the past are there but overall the pace is a bit slow and the story - although base on truth - still somehow seems familiar. Worth a look whether or not you are a Redford fan.

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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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