Comedy-Drama 'Stand Up Guys' Plays At Sunrise
The talented trio of actors Al Pacino, Christopher Walken and Alan Arkin interacting as veteran gang members is already intriguing.
But the interesting plot that brings them together in "Stand Up Guys" makes it much more than just an "oldster-gang movie."
After serving 28 years in prison for refusing to give up one of his close criminal buddies, Val (Al Pacino) is released and picked up by his best friend, Doc (Christopher Walken).
The two soon re-team with another old pal, Hirsch (Alan Arkin). Their bond is as strong as ever as the three reflect on freedom, loyalties and past glory days.
But one of the friends has a dangerous secret. He's been put in an impossible quandary by his mob boss to kill his newly released comrade. Played by Mark Margolis, the crime boss and sociopath unjustly blames Val for his son's death and seeks revenge.
As the sun rises on the guys' legendary reunion (which includes meeting up with a prostitute on her night off), the situation becomes more and more desperate as the veteran stickup guys confront their past and life and death.
Some good-poking fun at the pharmaceutical companies, when Val and Doc break into a pharmacy for "hypertension pills," adds to the comedic side of this drama/comedy.
It plays at the Sunrise Theater Thursday, Feb. 21, through Monday, Feb. 25. "Stand Up Guys" is rated R and lasts an hour and 34 minutes. Times are weekdays at 7:30 p.m. and on Saturday and Sunday at 2:30 and 7:30 p.m.
Tickets are $7, plus a $1 suggested donation for the theater. Tickets can be purchased at the box office of the historic Sunrise Theater, located at 250 NW Broad St. in Southern Pines. Refreshments are available, including fresh popped popcorn and beverages, including beer and wine.
For information, call (910) 692-8501 or visit www.sunrisetheater.com.
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