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David Lowery

The Old Man & the Gun

Director David Lowery Composer Daniel Hart Cast Robert Redford, Casey Affleck, Sissy Spacek
Edition 2022
93' - 2018 - Crime, Comedy, Biography - Dialogue: Spanish, English
The Old Man & the Gun pays tribute to a bygone (film) era and the career of its aging star Robert Redford whose charm has effortlessly stood the test of time. A light-hearted crime film as elegant and stylish as its gentleman/bank robber.
The Old Man & the Gun is the mostly true story of an old fox and his antics. The elderly bank robber Forrest Tucker (Robert Redford) grows into a modern folk legend at the end of the 1970s, together with his henchmen (Danny Glover and Tom Waits) - who are pursued by a determined police detective (Casey Affleck). With this heartfelt reference to his old on-screen personas, Redford (supposedly) said goodbye to the big screen. He plays his last role with just as much pleasure as Tucker, who time and again breaks the law, and shines next to Sissy Spacek as (n)ever before. For every wrinkle a twinkle in the eye, a comic note and a healthy dose of melancholy. Shot on Super 16mm film by director and screenwriter David Lowery, Redford's swan song is accompanied by a vibrant soundtrack by Daniel Hart. Rarely has nostalgia been so enjoyable.
"From the very beginning, when the debonair old man charms money from a bank with little more than a fake mustache, a trim wardrobe, and his own suave manner, Lowery’s sense of cinematic swing coalesces with the easygoing gleam and understated elegance that Redford exudes." - The New Yorker
Daniel David

Creative Partnership

David Lowery and Daniel Hart will tell you exactly how film and music are so intrinsically intertwined in their projects, in their Creative Partnership talk on Friday 21 October during the WSA Film Music Days.

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David Lowery


Daniel Hart


Robert Redford, Casey Affleck, Sissy Spacek


David Lowery, David Grann

Director of Photography

Joe Anderson


Lisa Zeno Churgin


Toby Halbrooks, Bill Holderman, James M. Johnston, Anthony Mastromauro, Dawn Ostroff, Robert Redford, Jeremy Steckler, James D. Stern

Production studios

Fox Searchlight Pictures


The Searchers

More info


Spanish, English

Countries of production

United Kingdom

Screenplay based on

the New Yorker article "The Old Mand and the Gun" (David Grann)




David Lowery
Lullaby (short, 2000), Still (short, 2003), Deadroom (2005), Some analog lines (short, 2006), The Outlaw Son (short, 2007), A Catalog of Anticipations (short, 2008), St. Nick (2009), Boycrazy Promo (short, 2009) Boycrazy in Bed (short, 2009), Boycrazy Gets a Job (short, 2009), Boycrazy Bikini Mishap (short, 2009), Boycrazy at the Drug Store (short, 2009), Pioneer (short, 2011), My Daily Routine (short, 2012), Ain't Them Bodies Saints (2013), Until We Could (short, 2014), Pete's Dragon (2016), A Ghost Story (2017), The Old Man & The Gun (2018), The Green Knight (2021)