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Going in Style is a 1979 caper comedy film written and directed by Martin Brest, starring George Burns, Art Carney, and Lee Strasberg.

The plot involves three senior citizens (Joe, Al and Willie) who, out of boredom, decide to rob a bank.

A remake was made in 2017.


Tropes:

  • Bank Robbery: It's what the three protagonists intend to do.
  • It Amused Me: The robbers decided to become robbers out of boredom.
  • Noodle Incident: Joe says he "did some stealing during the war".
  • The Unishment: Joe is the only robber who lives long enough to be arrested. While he's in prison, he has free room and board, doesn't have to cook and clean for himself and the other inmates treat him like a King out of hope he'll tell them where he hid the loot.
  • Villain Protagonist: The three protagonists are bank robbers.


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