Stand Up Guys
Stand Up Guys
The Oscar-winning stars of The Godfather and The King of New York have made plenty of cool crime capers from Carlito's Way to Pulp Fiction but they've never appeared together on the big screen...
In Stand Up Guys Al Pacino plays an ex-con fresh out of the slammer after serving a 28-year stretch as a mob fall guy. His best buddy Christopher Walken is there to meet him but as Ray Liotta's Henry Hill warns in Good Fellas: "So your murderers come with smiles. They come as your friends, the people who have cared for you all of your life, and they always seem to come at a time when you're at your weakest..."
We can't wait for this one. Here's the official synopsis:
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 (Al 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 (Christopher Walken) is there to pick him up, and the two soon re-team with another old pal, HIRSCH (Alan 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.
Stand Up Guys is in cinemas next year...
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