Pacino, Walken and Arkin are Stand Up Guys

Christopher Walken, Alan Arkin and Al Pacino in Stand Up Guys (2013) Movie Image

I’m a sucker for old guys getting the gang back together for “one last hurrah” type of movies. That’s the main premise of former actor turned director (and still sometimes actor) Fisher Stevens’ mob drama “Stand Up Guys”, but of course there’s more to the film than just that. It just so happens that one of the old guys has orders to kill another of the old guys by the end of the night. Yeah, that might put a crimp on the friendship, I’d imagine. Anyways, check out the first trailer for “Stand Up Guys”. Looks like a hell of a night.

Val is released from prison after serving twenty-eight years for refusing to give up one of his close criminal associates. His best friend Doc is there to pick him up, and the two soon re-team with another old pal, Hirsch. 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.

Also starring Julianna Margulies, Mark Margolis, Katheryn Winnick, Vanessa Ferlito, Addison Timlin and Rick Gomez.

The guys stand up January 11, 2013.