Set in contemporary Chicago, amid a time of turmoil, four women with nothing in common except a debt left behind by their dead husbands' criminal activities, take fate into their own hands, and conspire to forge a future on their own terms.
Circa 1969, several strangers, most with a secret to bury, meet by chance at Lake Tahoe's El Royale, a rundown hotel with a dark past. Over the course of one night, everyone will show their true colors - before everything goes to hell.
One of the most celebrated war correspondents of our time, Marie Colvin is an utterly fearless and rebellious spirit, driven to the frontline of conflicts across the globe to give voice to the voiceless.
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
Real life main character is not related to the late, great character actor Forrest Tucker (1919-1986). See more »
Besides using the usual movie convention of not using local TV channel numbers for newscasts, the news stories displayed were typical of smaller town station packages and looked more like early seventies news. Dallas TV news departments KDFW, KXAS, KTVT and especially WFAA-TV were high quality operations and WFAA's 1981 operation included many specialized "beat" reporters focusing on detailed investigation of business, crime, medicine, politics and sports. See more »
30 Century Man
Written by Scott Walker (as Scott Engel)
Performed by Scott Walker
Used by permission of Carbert Music Inc.
Courtesy of Mercury Records Limited
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Watching Robert Redford breeze through The Old Man and the Gun, I am reminded that a minimalist drama like this can serve one purpose only if it wants: See an 82-year-old movie star gracefully perform again, with dignity. However, this film offers more in its smallness: seasoned actors like Sissy Spacek, Danny Glover, and Tom Waits provide momentary joy beyond Redford's sustaining charisma.
Despite the clichéd bank robbery motif, based on the real-life career of serial robber Forrest Tucker, his eighty robberies and 16 prison escapes reveal not a mean man but rather a charmer who robs because it makes him smile and who helps others when he doesn't have to.
Old Man hints at deeper emotional possibilities when it's discovered that his daughter, played by Elizabeth Moss, is unknown to him:
Jewel (Sissy Spacek): "Do you have any children?"
Forrest Tucker: "I hope not."
The film likes to keep these moments underwritten to suggest the depth as a richness he hasn't ignored but prefers to keep at bay.
That spareness of emotion, dialogue, and sustained discourse adds to the mystery of a man who floats above daily intercourse to pursue a passion, albeit robbery.
Redford shuffles a bit like an old man, but he teases us with the wisdom he holds behind that killer smile and a youthful insouciance that makes him ageless.
You will not be revisiting the wisecracking of Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid or the sophistication of The Sting; you will get a fun heist film featuring a star who evidences the reason he has 78 entries in his filmography and originated a seminal cultural institution, The Sundance Institute. A bit like the underplaying but still prolific and passionate Forrest Tucker.
It's infectious: "I've been thinking about a bank robbery my whole life." Ryan Gosling
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