The Old Man & the Gun

The Old Man & the Gun

A film inspired by the real story of Forrest Tucker who has escaped from the prison 18 times, brings fresh air to the traditional American genre about lonely criminals. Since the age of 15, Tucker spent a big part of his life behind the bars. Now, when he is 70 years old, he could finally enjoy freedom and retirement, but it seems he cannot resist the temptation to organize another bank robbery. He forms a group of criminals, hoping to make use of their wit.
Tucker is portrayed by Robert Redford, returning to his older acting roles, skilfully using his image of the symbol of masculinity.

  • Year:
  • Runtime:
    93 min.
  • Country:
  • Director:
    David Lowery
  • Screenplay:
    David Lowery
  • Dir. of Photography:
    Joe Anderson
  • Music:
    Daniel Hart
  • Editor:
    Lisa Zeno Churgin
  • Cast:
    Robert Redford, Casey Affleck, Sissy Spacek, Danny Glover, Tom Waits
  • Production:
    Condé Nast, Endgame Entertainment, Identity Films, Sailor Bear, Wildwood Enterprises, Tango Productions
  • Sales:
    The Festival Agency
  • Festivals:
    Telluride 2018, Toronto 2018, London 2018

About the Director:

David Lowery

(1980, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA) is a great talent of the American independent cinematography. His shot his first film Lullaby when he was nineteen. Some of the following projects were financed with the support of the Austin Film Society. The big break in his career came with the film Ain't Them Bodies Saints (2013), that competed at Sundance and it was introduced during Critics’ Week in Cannes. After the family fantasy Pete’s Dragon, 2016, he shot A Ghost Story, 2017 which was very well received by the critics.