The Old Man & the Gun

The Old Man & the Gun

DVD - 2018
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"Based on the true story of Forrest Tucker and his audacious escape from San Quentin at the age of 70 to an unprecedented string of heists that confounded authorities and enchanted the public."
Publisher: Beverly Hills, California :, Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment,, [2018]
Copyright Date: ©2018
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (93 min.) : sound, colour ; 4 3/4 in.
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Jul 14, 2019

A true life story of a compulsive personality, great actors and a well done script. I didn't think I would like it but I did, a nice surprise.

Jul 06, 2019

Requested this DVD just because I was curious. I had no idea the man actually lived this life. From that point of view, I found it interesting. The last film I liked with Redford was Out of Africa.

JCLHeatherM Jun 18, 2019

Robert Redford charms his way through life as a con man with a very polite streak who robs banks seamlessly through a gentle, non-assertive approach.

Jun 14, 2019

I agree with the other posts, this is not much of a film. Not sure if there was suppose to be a point to this? Great to see Tom Waits working though! The period sets were cool, that's about it.

Jun 12, 2019

This is not a comedy. Really slow whatever it is. It is more of a record of what he was doing day to day. No character development worth talking about. Slow and boring.

Jun 11, 2019

I found this very boring, in fact, I nearly popped off to sleep. don't think I made it even halfway.

Jun 04, 2019

Not much of a movie. This was entertainment only because there was nothing else happening. Apparently a true story. An old guy robs banks for fun and profit.

May 27, 2019

Too bad Robert Redford chose this stinker as his last movie. Unfortunately The camera still loves his face but there comes a time when the close up is just not a good option. Sissy S was good but other than that, I would not recommend the movie.

May 22, 2019

I have liked many Robert Redford films (Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid: 1969; All the Presiden'ts Men: 1976; Captain America: The Winter Soldier: 2014; Walk in the Woods: 2015), however this is not one of them. It is slow, boring and confusing, of which I blame the director/writer, David Lowry (Pete's Dragon: 2016; A Ghost Story: 2017). This was based upon a 2003 New Yorker article written by David Grann (whom wrote the 2009 book, Lost City of Z: A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon, in which was made into a good 2016 movie!).
For the real bank robber, Forest Tucker, that was a considered, charming, and always with a smile, this film should not have been so dull. After all it did have some accomplished and likeable supporting actors, such as Sissy Spacek (Carrie: 1976; Coal Miner's Daughter: 1980; The Help: 2011), Casey Affleck (Manchester by the Sea: 2016; Light of My Life: 2019), Danny Glover (Lethal Weapon movies: 1987, 1989,1992, and 1998), Tom Waits (musician and actor), and Tika Sumpter (Southside With You: 2016).
Did not spend the time watching the DVD Special Features.

May 18, 2019

I like Robert Redford as an actor. I think his voice makes him a distinctive actor. The last movie I saw him in before this was called The Last Castle. I enjoyed that movie so much I watched it over and over again. So when I picked this movie up I had expectations of the movie. The movie was disappointing especially the ending. Robert Redford did the same job as an actor and was not totally disappointing but the movie itself and direction was. The end also did not make sense. As a 74 year old man who was caught for armed robbery and high speed chase in which the FBI was called in and he already had a list of prison time and charges would end up getting a sentence so long that he would die in prison. However, with this movie he ends up going to prison and next minute you know he is out again. He does not even look as if he aged much in which you would think he would have been 84 years old if he got out with good behaviour. It just did not make sense?

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Jan 23, 2019

Inspired by the New Yorker story of the protagonist:


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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