Going in Style

Synopsis: Joe, Al, and Willie are three old men who have resigned themselves to dying. One night, Joe hatches a scheme to put a bit of excitement back into their lives: robbing a bank....
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Director(s): Martin Brest
Production: Warner Bros. Pictures
  1 win & 1 nomination.
Rotten Tomatoes:
97 min


How come you're always

feeding them, Willie?

You know, they say they bring disease.

Never brought me no disease.

Now, don't get me wrong.

I'm not a guy

who's got it out for pigeons. I like them.

It's nice to have a little nature around.

But it's just that I heard

they cause disease.

Yeah. Well....

What the hell's the matter with this kid?

If he eats any more jelly doughnuts...

they're gonna have to take him

to kindergarten in a moving van.

Look at that mug.

Got one of them heads

they make piss pots out of.

Get the hell out of here.

-Too much excitement for one day.

-I'm telling you.

I'm sick of this sh*t.

Yeah, but it beats getting hit in the head

with a dull ax.

Yeah? I wonder about that.

Let's go home.

Checks are probably in by now.

Jesus Christ, $49.

Who's using all the lights?

Don't look at me.



-Don't "what" me.

Every time you get up

to take a leak at night...

you forget to shut the light off

in the bathroom.

What are you talking about?

I don't ever turn the lights on.

No wonder the seat's always wet

in the morning.

At least I don't forget to flush.

What are you trying to say?

I never forget to flush.

All right. I'm sorry I brought it up already.

Let's forget about it, okay? Come on.

Nothing to start fighting about.

It's only a couple of dollars.

I'll be with you in a minute.

I should've bought a house

right after the war when I had the chance.

-You all right, Joe?

-Yeah, I'm okay.

-You sure?


You haven't eaten much lately.

That could be a sign of something.

Just haven't had an appetite.



-Sure you're okay?


Just thinking about things, that's all.

You know.

All right.

Two hundred and thirty-seven...

times 36.


Thanks. A little more water.

That's good. Thanks.

How do you feel this morning, Al?

-Pretty good.


-All right.

-That's good to hear.

Me, on the other hand,

if I spend another day doing nothing...

but sitting around in that park

looking at them ugly kids...

I'm gonna go nuts.

How would you guys

like to go on a stickup with me?

What was that?

I said, how's about we all go on a stickup?

It's foolproof.

If it works, we'll be in great shape.

If not, maybe

they'll give us three years. Maybe.

That would be free room and board,

and when we get out...

we'd each have 36 social security checks

waiting for us.

That, by the way, adds up to $8,532...


Not a bad piece of change.

Maybe we could put it together...

and buy one of them newspaper

and candy stands...

in one of them big buildings in Manhattan.

A friend of mine's son bought him one.

Lives pretty good.

But what the hell

am I talking about that for?

That's only if we get caught,

and I don't think we'd get caught.


-Well, what?

-What do you guys think?

I don't know. Sounds like a great idea.

What do you mean,

it sounds like a great idea?

I don't know what you're talking about.

Are you talking

about actually doing this, or what?

Yeah, actually doing this.

Do you hear what you're saying?

Look, let me tell you something, Willie.

I got to look back

and say that my life was okay.

I got my share of everything but money,

and the guys who went out for that...

some of them got it today,

but put too much time in getting it.

Whatever. That's history.

Right now, here we are,

and I ain't complaining...

but things would be a lot easier

if we had a little extra cash.

And, besides, what the hell could we lose?

Either we get the money or we get caught.

We're winners either way.

I did some stealing during the war,

so I'll set everything up.

-What do you mean?

-Never mind what I mean.

-Hello, Mrs. Fein.

-How are you, boys? You're looking great.

-Thank you.



We're gonna need some guns.

I don't believe this.

Willie, we're gonna need your help.

But I respect your feelings.

If you don't wanna go, you don't have to.

I want you to know

you'll still be our partner.

We'll cut you in on everything.

That is, if it's okay with you, Al.

-Of course it's okay with me.


Yeah, and if you go to jail,

am I still gonna be your partner?

Through thick and thin,

for better or worse...

you'll always be our partner.

Listen, my nephew Pete is a gun nut.

He's got a small collection

he keeps in a cabinet in his basement.


I'm going over there to watch his kids

this afternoon for two hours.

-I'll check it out.


But, Al, make sure

that you don't say nothing to nobody.

-Of course I won't say nothing to nobody.


Don't worry about a thing, Willie.

We're gonna make you feel young again.


It's all set. We got no problems.

Got four pistols.

You want rifles? We got rifles.

Pete's got a couple of rifles, too.

-No rifles.

-All right, we got four pistols.

Now, one of them

is one of those heavy machine German....

One of those heavy

German machine pistols.

I don't think that's too good.

I think we can do without that.

-But the other three are perfect.


Do you think you'll have any problem

getting them out of there?

Joe, piece of cake.

When all this is over,

we'll give your nephew some money.

But everybody remember, we get caught...

we don't tell

where we got the guns, right?

Of course not.

-What are we gonna stick up?

-I was just thinking about that.

Might as well make it a bank, right?

-I guess so. Might as well.

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Martin Brest

Martin Brest (born August 8, 1951) is an American film director, screenwriter, and producer. more…

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