Going In Style (Region 1 DVD)

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Three kindly old men, indistinguishable from the half-forgotten ranks of senior citizens you might pass on any city park bench in warm weather, decide to light up the dimming twilight of their lives with a last blaze of glory, by sticking up a Manhattan bank in broad daylight. A very distinguished, not to mention award-winning star trio. George Burns, Art Carney and Lee Strasberg generates just the right charm, crust and comedy as the not-yet-over-the-hill desperados in this slyly funny and unexpectedly moving feature-film directorial debut of Martin Brest (Beverly Hills Cop, Scent of a Woman). For lump-in-your-throat laughter, Going in Style is an entertainment steal.

Product Details

Barcode
888574404659
Department
Movies & TV
Released
3 May 2016
Type
Movies
Format
DVD
Genre
Comedy
Sub-genre
Comedy
Studio
Warner Archives
Age Restriction
PG
Supply Source
USA

Movie

Title
Going in Style
Release Year
1979
Running Time
98 min
Language
English
Categories
Comedies / Buddies / Scams And Cons / Slapstick / Theatrical Release
Ratings
IMDb
7.1
Rotten Tomatoes®
82%
Metacritic
65
Synopsis
A terrific cast of coots--George Burns, Lee Strasberg, and Art Carney--star as three elderly roommates who pull a daring bank heist out of sheer boredom. Frustrated by their quiet and routine existence, Joe (Burns) convinces his two friends, Al (Carney) and Willie (Strasberg), that they have nothing to lose, so they plan a daredevil robbery in the twilight of their lives. The eccentric trio is given a boost of exuberance and energy executing the hapless caper, but their real difficulties begin when they actually pull off the heist and are faced with a new way of living. Directly following the robbery, Willie dies from a heart attack, and Joe and Al are left to contemplate the meaning of their lives and their newfound fortune. So they decide to make the best of their situation and head to Vegas. The three Hollywood legends are positively magnificent in this debut film from screenwriter-director Martin Brest, who delivers deft direction and a deliriously charming and touching script. Charles Hallahan is outstanding as Joe's concerned nephew, Pete.
Notes
Lee Strasberg is the founder of method acting.
Release Notes
DVD Features:
  • Region [unknown]
Poster
Poster for Going in Style
Cast & Crew
Director
Martin Brest
Star
George Burns / Art Carney / Charles Hallahan / Constantine Hartofolis / Siobhan Keegan / Brian Neville / Pamela Payton-Wright / Lee Strasberg
Executive Producer
Leonard Gaines
Producer
Tony Bill / Fred T. Gallo
Director of Photography
Billy Williams
Editor
C. Timothy O'Meara / Robert W. Swink
Music
Michael Small
Writer
Martin Brest
Movie Critics
Premiere
"It's a deft, sometimes somber picture..."
Glenn Kenny (1 Jun 2004, p.114)