Stand Up Guys

Stand Up Guys
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Friday, January 04, 7:00 PM
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Saturday, January 05, 4:00 PM
Annenberg Auditorium
Standby tickets at the door (as available) Call 760-778-8979 for more info.
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Stand Up Guys
USA, 2012, 94 Minute Running Time
Topics: Buddy Picture, Comedy, Crime
Program: World Cinema Now
Language: English

This tongue-in-cheek, geriatric comedy stars Al Pacino, Christopher Walken and Alan Arkin as retired gangsters who reunite for one last night on the town. Full of jokes of the old-habits-die-hard and they-don’t-make-’em-like-they-used-to sort, Stand Up Guys wisely lets the stars have fun mocking their own geezer-tude.

The plot revolves around whether Doc (Walken) will prove as much of a stand up guy as his former best friend and partner-in-crime Val (Pacino). Val served 28 years in prison for accidentally killing the son of crime boss Claphands, and the still vengeful Claphands has ordered Doc to dispatch Val on the very day of his parole.

Happy to be free at last, Val just wants to party. Doc takes him to the brothel they used to frequent only to find the madam has retired to Florida, leaving the business to her daughter. Val’s inability to get it up leads to a pharmacy break-in and some of the film’s funniest moments. But the comic stakes rise higher still when Doc and Val decide to break their old getaway driver Hirsch (Arkin) out of his nursing home.

DIRECTOR: Fisher Stevens
Producer: Sidney Kimmel, Gary Lucchesi, Tom Rosenberg, Jim Tauber
Editor: Mark Livolsi
Screenwriter: Noah Haidle
Cinematographer: Michael Grady
Music: Lyle Workman
Principal Cast: Al Pacino, Christopher Walken, Julianna Margulies, Alan Arkin, Katheryn Winnick, Mark Magolis
Filmography: Just a Kiss (2002)
Print Source: Roadside Attractions -

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