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Stand Up Guys
February 18, 2013
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Academy Award winners Al Pacino, Christopher Walken and Alan Arkin are retired gangsters who reunite for one epic last night in a tough but touching action comedy

Stand Up Guys stars Academy Award winners Al Pacino, Christopher Walken and Alan Arkin in a tough but touching action comedy as retired gangsters who reunite for one epic last night. Val (Pacino) is released from prison after serving twenty-eight years for refusing to give up one of his close criminal associates. His best friend Doc (Walken) is there to pick him up, and the two soon re-team with another old pal, Hirsch (Arkin). Their bond is as strong as ever, and the three reflect on freedom lost and gained, loyalties ebbed and flowed, and days of glory gone by. And despite their age, their capacity for mayhem is still very much alive and well – bullets fly as they make a hilariously valiant effort to compensate for the decades of crime, drugs and sex they’ve missed. But one of the friends is keeping a dangerous secret – he’s been put in an impossible quandary by a former mob boss, and his time to find an acceptable alternative is running out. As the sun rises on the guys’ legendary reunion, their position becomes more and more desperate and they finally confront their past once and for all. (USA, 2013, 95 min., color, 35mm | Director: Fisher Stevens | Writers: Noah Haidle | Cast: Al Pacino, Alan Arkin, Christopher Walken)

“The three geezers who run riot in Stand Up Guys aren’t just grumpy old men acting up. They’re veteran gangsters whose final rampage before they surrender to the dying of the light is a triumphant affirmation of vitality.” – Stephen Holden, NEW YORK TIMES

“A humorous tale of old wise guys out to make trouble again. Pacino, Walken and Arkin are as curmudgeonly and entertaining a rat pack as you might expect. – Betsy Sharkey, LOS ANGELES TIMES