The Old Man and The Gun

The Old Man and The Gun
  • 2018
  • US
  • 1h 33min
  • Directed by: David Lowery
  • Cast: Robert Redford, Casey Affleck, Sissy Spacek
  • UK release: 7 December 2018

Based on the true story of Forrest Tucker (Redford), a career criminal and perpetual prison escapee, who’s being chased by Texas lawman John Hunt (Affleck). Redford says it’ll be his last film and it’s a fitting ending: playful, highly entertaining and made with great skill.

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At the age of 70, Forrest Tucker (Robert Redford) makes an audacious escape from San Quentin, carrying out an unbelievable string of heists that baffle authorities and enchant the public. Wrapped up in the pursuit are detective John Hunt, who becomes captivated with Forrest’s commitment to his craft, and a woman who loves him in spite of his chosen profession.

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The Old Man & the Gun

12 Oct 20184 stars

LFF 2018: Robert Redford's final role perfectly sums up a great screen career

David Lowery's latest, The Old Man & the Gun, is the story of real-life 'gentleman' bank robber Forrest Tucker. A career-criminal and perpetual prison escapee, Tucker's escapades became the focus of a 2003 article in The New Yorker by David Grann, which…

Robert Redford praised by co-stars

22 Sep 2018

Film gossip

Robert Redford is "like lightning in a bottle". The 82-year-old screen legend recently confirmed 'The Old Man and the Gun' - a comedy drama about "gentleman" bank robber Forrest Tucker, who escaped from prison 18 times and was still committing crimes in…

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