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* ThrillSeeker: Tucker loves the thrill of robbing banks and doesn't want to do anything else. Even when comfortably retired with a woman he loves, it's not enough.

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* ThrillSeeker: Tucker loves the thrill of robbing banks and doesn't want to do anything else. Even when comfortably retired with a woman he loves, it's not enough.enough.
* WhiteAndGreyMorality: [[SympatheticInspectorAntagonist John Hunt]] is a cop justifiably pursuing a multiple bank robber who's escaped from prison 18 times, but the the title character is as [[AffablyEvil charming, friendly, and good-natured]] as a bank robber can possibly be, and goes out of his way to make sure nobody gets hurt during his robberies.


* BadassGrandpa: Tucker is robbing banks into his seventies. His crew, the "Over the Hill Gang," consists of two other elderly bankrobbers.


* CoincidentalBroadcast: Played straight and averted. The evening news makes no mention of the robbery Hunt and his daughter witnessed, but later on Tucker happens to see a report about his gang on TV.



* {{Motif}}: Age. Tucker is noted for his advanced age as a bankrobber. In Hunt's first scene, it's his 40th birthday and he's said to be sensitive about his age.

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* {{Motif}}: Age. Tucker is noted for his advanced age as a bankrobber. Jewel is an empty-nester wondering what there is left in her life. In Hunt's first scene, it's his 40th birthday and he's said to be sensitive about his age.

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* {{Retraux}}: The film's theatrical poster mimics the composition style of hand-illustrated movie posters in the late 1970's; the only real difference is that this one uses a photograph.


''The Old Man & the Gun'' is a 2018 {{biopic}} about the serial bank robber Forrest Tucker. Directed by David Lowery, the film stars Creator/RobertRedford, Creator/CaseyAffleck and Creator/SissySpacek. The film marks Redford's final film appearance before his retirement[[labelnote:*]]excluding a cameo in ''[[spoiler:Film/AvengersEndgame]]'', which he may have filmed prior to ''Old Man & the Gun''[[/labelnote]].

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''The Old Man & the Gun'' is a 2018 {{biopic}} about the serial bank robber Forrest Tucker. Directed by David Lowery, the film stars Creator/RobertRedford, Creator/CaseyAffleck and Creator/SissySpacek. The film marks Redford's final film appearance performance before his retirement[[labelnote:*]]excluding a cameo in ''[[spoiler:Film/AvengersEndgame]]'', which he may have filmed prior to ''Old Man & the Gun''[[/labelnote]].
retirement.


''The Old Man & the Gun'' is a 2018 {{biopic}} about the serial bank robber Forrest Tucker. Directed by David Lowery, the film stars Creator/RobertRedford, Creator/CaseyAffleck and Creator/SissySpacek. The film marks Redford's final film appearance before his retirement.

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''The Old Man & the Gun'' is a 2018 {{biopic}} about the serial bank robber Forrest Tucker. Directed by David Lowery, the film stars Creator/RobertRedford, Creator/CaseyAffleck and Creator/SissySpacek. The film marks Redford's final film appearance before his retirement.
retirement[[labelnote:*]]excluding a cameo in ''[[spoiler:Film/AvengersEndgame]]'', which he may have filmed prior to ''Old Man & the Gun''[[/labelnote]].


''The Old Man and the Gun'' is a 2018 {{biopic}} about the serial bank robber Forrest Tucker. Directed by David Lowery, the film stars Creator/RobertRedford, Creator/CaseyAffleck and Creator/SissySpacek. The film marks Redford's final film appearance before his retirement.

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''The Old Man and & the Gun'' is a 2018 {{biopic}} about the serial bank robber Forrest Tucker. Directed by David Lowery, the film stars Creator/RobertRedford, Creator/CaseyAffleck and Creator/SissySpacek. The film marks Redford's final film appearance before his retirement.


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* TheJoyOfX: The title uses a popular template ''The Old Man and the X''.


* {{Biopic}}: Of Forrest Tucker.

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* {{Biopic}}: Of Forrest Tucker. The film borrows heavily from a ''New Yorker'' article on Tucker's story.


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* MeaningfulName: John Hunt hunts for Tucker. The character is based on a real man with the same fortuitous name.

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''The Old Man and the Gun'' is a 2018 {{biopic}} about the serial bank robber Forrest Tucker. Directed by David Lowery, the film stars Creator/RobertRedford, Creator/CaseyAffleck and Creator/SissySpacek. The film marks Redford's final film appearance before his retirement.

The plot tracks Tucker's final years after a life spent robbing banks, getting caught and escaping prisons. As a dapper, elderly gentleman robber, Tucker catches the attention of local police as well as the media. With police detective John Hunt on his trail, Tucker becomes torn between the thrill of crime and a budding romance with a widow, Jewell.

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* AntiHero: Tucker would easily be a VillainProtagonist in any other movie, but here his love of the thrill of crime, his friendly personality and lack of any violence make him sympathetic.
* BadassGrandpa: Tucker is robbing banks into his seventies. His crew, the "Over the Hill Gang," consists of two other elderly bankrobbers.
* BankRobbery: Tucker's preferred crime.
* {{Biopic}}: Of Forrest Tucker.
* ContrivedCoincidence: For no other reason than to give the two a scene together, Tucker and Hunt cross paths at the same diner.
* DidNotGetTheGirl: [[spoiler:After spending five years in prison without trying to escape so he can reunite with Jewell, he soon goes back to bankrobbing and spends the rest of his life in prison]].
* {{Flashback}}: In the end, we get a flashback montage of all of Tucker's escapes.
* {{Foreshadowing}}: Tucker says that he has no kids, at least that he knows of. We later learn that he has at least one son and daughter, and the daughter is old enough to barely remember him. It's not clear whether Tucker is lying or if he even knew the girl was his daughter at the time.
* GentlemanThief: Tucker is noted for his courtesy during robberies. It's part of what helps Hunt link his crimes to one person.
* GreatEscape: Tucker is said to have made 18 successful escapes, one of which from San Quentin, in a handmade boat.
* HardWorkMontage: Hunt gets one as he tracks down leads on Tucker, bringing home boxes full of evidence to pore over.
* HappilyMarried: Hunt is happily married, and his relationship causes no complications in the story.
* HeroAntagonist: Detective Hunt pursues our AntiHero.
* {{Motif}}: Age. Tucker is noted for his advanced age as a bankrobber. In Hunt's first scene, it's his 40th birthday and he's said to be sensitive about his age.
* NiceHat: Tucker wears a fedora with his suit, which is antiquated by the 1980s.
* PeriodPiece: The film takes place in the 1980s.
* SharpDressedMan: Tucker is almost always seen wearing suits.
* ThrillSeeker: Tucker loves the thrill of robbing banks and doesn't want to do anything else. Even when comfortably retired with a woman he loves, it's not enough.

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