THE OLD MAN & THE GUN (12a)
Saturday 19th January
Starring: Robert Redford, Sissy Spacek, Casey Affleck & Danny Glover
Approx. running time (inc. adverts): 110 minutes
Based on the true story of legendary criminal Forrest Tucker, The Old Man & The Gun explores Tucker’s escapades in the later years of his life. Starring the great Robert Redford and Sissy Spacek, alongside the multi-award-winning supporting cast of Elisabeth Moss, Danny Glover, and Casey Affleck.
Forrest Tucker has made something of a name for himself throughout his lifetime. But rather than being a famous actor, singer or artist, Tucker is best known for being on the wrong side of the law.
Arrested for the first time at age 15, Tucker has spent his entire life in and out of jail – and he's not one who tends to serve his entire sentence. Claiming to have successfully escaped prison 18 times (and unsuccessfully another 12 times), Tucker's criminal skills are being tested as he grows older.
Now age 70, does Tucker have the energy and wit to escape prison once again? And can he continue to get away with the heists that have confused and confounded the authorities for most of his lifetime?
With the common man on his side, rooting for his success despite his crime, Tucker might just be able to dazzle his fans once more.
The Old Man & The Gun is based on the hugely popular article of the same name by David Grann, following the real life adventures of this unlikely anti-hero.