Aussies in particular tend to like a good bad guy story, and The Old Man & the Gun certainly looks like a good bad guy story.
Starring Robert Redford in what is likely to be his last onscreen role after recently announcing his retirement from acting at the sprightly young age of 81, it’s based on a rather remarkable true story.
Redford plays Forrest Tucker, who escaped from the famed San Quentin prison at the age of 70 and carried out a string of heists that baffled the authorities – and delighted the public. Fold in some love story elements and a cop who seems to begrudgingly respect Tucker and it makes for one heck of a yarn.
Casey Affleck, Sissy Spacek, Danny Glover, Tom Waits and Tika Sumpter all star alongside Redford.
The Old Man & the Gun is set for an Australian cinema release on November 15.