Going in Style

Going in Style

Director: Martin Brest

Cast: George Burns, Art Carney, Lee Strasberg

     
 

Martin Brest's charming comedy drama Going in Style comes to DVD with a widescreen transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of the film. The English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital Mono. English, French, and Spanish subtitles are accessible. Supplemental materials include a nearly seven-minute clip of stars Art Carney and GeorgeSee more details below

Overview

Martin Brest's charming comedy drama Going in Style comes to DVD with a widescreen transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of the film. The English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital Mono. English, French, and Spanish subtitles are accessible. Supplemental materials include a nearly seven-minute clip of stars Art Carney and George Burns on the Dinah! & Friends talk show. This amusing segment features both men telling humorous stories about working with each other. The original theatrical trailer rounds out this decent release from Warner Bros.

Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Fred Beldin
This bittersweet comedy-drama was the first major project for director Martin Brest, who would later hit blockbuster status with the very different Beverly Hills Cop. It's remarkable that the then 28-year-old Brest (who also wrote the screenplay) could forge a film that examined the dreams and lives of elderly men with such sensitivity, not to mention providing three veteran performers with such an excellent showcase for their talents. In lesser hands, the story of three senior citizens who rob a bank for kicks might have found humor at the expense of its subjects, but Brest treats his characters with respect, focusing on their lonely boredom and the fleeting sense of power they enjoy while staging the holdup. There are a number of delightful scenes that express the exhilaration the men feel just for finally having something to do, not the least of which is Art Carney's free-spirited dance to a group of street musicians. When the bank customers fail to take the elderly criminals seriously, George Burns makes his point in spades by shooting a clock, and the final view of the robbery is a wonderful overhead shot that finds the trio holding a roomful of disbelieving younger folks flat on the floor at gunpoint. Unfortunately, the triumph is short-lived, and they find themselves right back on the park bench wondering just what they're going to do with all the cash. There's barely a wrong note in Going in Style, and the melancholy tone balances with genuine laughs to create a tremendously human picture that's well worth seeking out.

Product Details

Release Date:
03/30/2004
UPC:
0085393184124
Original Release:
1979
Rating:
PG
Source:
Warner Home Video
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital Mono]
Time:
1:38:00

Special Features

Closed Caption; "Dinah!" segment featuring George Burns and Art Carney; Theatrical trailer

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
George Burns Joe
Art Carney Al
Lee Strasberg Willie
Charles Hallahan Pete
Anthony Call Actor
Pamela Payton-Wright Kathy
Siobhan Keegan Colleen
Brian Neville Kevin
Constantine Hartofolis Boy in Park
Mary Testa Teller
Jean Shevlin Mrs. Fein
James Manis Hot Dog Vendor
Margot Stevenson Store Cashier
Tito Goya Gypsy Cab Driver
William Pabst Bank Guard
Christopher Wynkoop Bank Manager
Joseph Sullivan Moon
Bob Maroff Cab Driver
Betty Bunch Cashier
Karen Montgomery Hooker
Reathel Bean FBI Agent
Alan Brooks FBI Agent
Mark Margolis Prison Guard
Tony di Benedetto Prison Guard
Paul Smith Radio Announcer

Technical Credits
Martin Brest Director,Screenwriter
Tony Bill Producer
Leonard Gaines Executive Producer
Fred T. Gallo Producer
Stephen Hendrickson Production Designer
Anna Hill Johnstone Costumes/Costume Designer
Herb Mulligan Set Decoration/Design
C. Timothy O'Meara Editor
Fred R. Price Art Director
James J. Sabat Sound/Sound Designer
Michael Small Score Composer
Robert Swink Editor
Gary Weist Art Director
Billy Williams Cinematographer

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Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Credits [2:09]
2. Too Much Excitement [2:55]
3. Thinking [3:26]
4. How About a Stickup? [3:15]
5. Make it a Bank [3:27]
6. Location Scouting [2:08]
7. Hot to Trot [3:07]
8. Masters of Disguise and Arms [3:43]
9. Willie's Dream [4:15]
10. The Correct Ammo [3:03]
11. The Robbery [5:20]
12. The Getaway [2:01]
13. The Haul [3:36]
14. Death Strikes [2:38]
15. Complete Cycle [6:12]
16. The Giveaway [5:16]
17. Vegas Vacation [4:01]
18. Roll of the Dice [8:01]
19. Looking Like Players [4:49]
20. Cash By the Bagful [2:47]
21. Asleep [4:04]
22. Making Arrangements [4:07]
23. Joe's Third Life [4:09]
24. Lock Me Up [2:39]
25. A Prisoner Either Way [4:10]
26. End Credits [2:44]

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