Pacino, Walken & Arkin Mix It Up as Stand Up Guys
By DAVID WEINER
September 13, 2012
Tough guys Al Pacino, Christopher Walken and Alan Arkin channel Goodfellas in their new crime thriller Stand Up Guys, and the chemistry of these three Oscar winners onscreen together makes their better-late-than-never dream casting well worth the wait. Watch the new trailer…
In theaters January 11, Stand Up Guys casts Pacino as Val, a guy who is finally released from prison after 28 years, having been incarcerated for refusing to give up one of his close criminal associates. Picked up by his best friend Doc (Walken), the two soon re-team with another old pal, Hirsch (Arkin), and go out on the town to make up for decades of lost time, indulging in sex, drugs and crime.
But Doc has a dangerous secret, tasked by a former mob boss to take out Val. Can the men find an acceptable alternative, or will they be forced to confront their past once and for all?