As of Nov. 11, 2016, Redford denied the rumor that he plans to retire from acting after this movie.
Filmed in Hamilton, Ohio; Dayton, Ohio; Waco, Texas; Ft. Worth, Texas.
One of Robert Redford's last acting roles before he retires.
The film cast includes four Oscar winners: Casey Affleck, Robert Redford, Sissy Spacek and Keith Carradine.
Sissy Spacek and Robert Redford won an Oscar in the same year. Spacek won as Best Actress in a Leading Role for Coal Miner's Daughter (1980) and Redford won as Best Director for Ordinary People (1980).
Reunites director David Lowery and actor Casey Affleck. Their prior collaborations are Ain't Them Bodies Saints (2013) and A Ghost Story (2017).
The script is based on David Grann's 2003 article in The New Yorker titled "The Old Man and the Gun", which was later collected in Grann's book The Devil and Sherlock Holmes.
Casey Affleck has worked with director David Lowery in Ain't Them Bodies Saints (2013), A Ghost Story (2017), and The Old Man & the Gun (2018).
The trailers for this film sport a font for its cast and title that closely matches the one used for the opening titles of Robert Redford's initial mega-hit of nearly fifty years earlier, BUTCH CASSIDY AND THE SUNDANCE KID.
In an interview he gave during the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival, Robert Redford talked about this comedic film being a good note to end on since the actor wanted his "last acting job to be fun."
Real life main character is not related to the late, great character actor Forrest Tucker (1919-1986).
Robert Redford final role before retiring from acting.
There are several "Easter egg" references to Robert Redford's earlier films, including the opening legend, which is nearly identical to the one that opens "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid" ("Not that it matters, but most of what follows is true") and the scene between Redford and Casey Affleck, where Affleck runs a finger over the side of his nose, which was the signal in "The Sting" between the con men that they were fellow-travelers.
The prison break montage features a clip from "The Chase" - starring a young Robert Redford.
John David Washington & Isiah Whitlock Jr. previously appeared together as Southern police officers in BlacKkKlansman (2018).
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