Original Version: Going in Style

Posted on April 2, 2017 at 3:18 pm

This week Morgan Freeman, Alan Arkin, and Michael Caine star in the remake of the 1979 comedy heist film, “Going in Style,” starring George Burns, Art Carney, and legendary acting teacher Lee Strasberg (Hyman Roth in “The Godfather 2.”)

In the original film, three men in their 70’s decide to rob a bank mostly because they are bored. This new version, with a script by “St. Vincent” and “Hidden Figures” writer/director Theodore Melfi, is a bit more of a reflect of the times, giving the trio a reason to feel that the money they steal is rightfully theirs. The original version is worth a look, with three of the all-time pros clearly having a great time. Probably the biggest surprise today was how little they stole: just $35,000.

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