First Trailer for Stand Up Guys Starring Al Pacino and Christopher Walken Debuts
09.14.12 by Ryan
Pacino gets out of prison just in time to enjoy the last night of his life.
Catching up with an old friend is great, except when you know you're going to have to kill them or you'll die too. This is the dilemma that Christopher Walken faces in Stand Up Guys. Walken plays Doc, who reunites with his best friend Val (Al Pacino), who has spent the past 28 years in prison for being a "stand up guy" and not ratting out his friends. Unfortunately, Doc is also on the hook with an old mob boss (Breaking Bad's Mark Margolis), who is forcing him to kill Val before the day is up. But will he do it or is the bond between the two friends too strong? The movie's first trailer thankfully leaves the question unanswered, preferring to show snippets of the evening the two men share together, all of which sends Val to confession at one point.
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Here's the official synopsis for Stand Up Guys.
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.
Stand Up Guys was directed by actor Fisher Stevens (Lost), and co-stars Julianna Margolis and Alan Arkin.