One Last Heist: Best ‘Getting the Old Gang Back Together’ Films

Burt Lancaster and Kirk Douglas in Tough Guys (1986)



If ever there’s an overused trope, it’s the one where aging crooks get together for one last job – or where a punchy fighter steps into the ring for a final bout… Or just a bunch of old guys getting their jollies on a last spree. Or a group of over-the-hill astronauts are called out of retirement…


Often with the same cast members (Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine, Clint Eastwood, Richard Dreyfuss and Bob De Niro I’m looking at you). More often than not, the results fall flat, with the film-makers trading on our residual affection for cast members,  but (very) occasionally there’s a good ‘un.


Here’s my favorite selections:


The Score (2001)


"The Score (2001)" Theatrical Trailer

The Crew (2000)

Richard Dreyfuss in "The Crew" - 2000 Extended Trailer


The Last Laugh (2019)

The Last Laugh | Official Trailer [HD] | Netflix


Logan (2017)

Logan | Official Trailer [HD] | 20th Century FOX


Space Cowboys (2000)

Space Cowboys - Theatrical Trailer


A Walk in the Woods (2015)

A Walk in the Woods Official Trailer #1 (2015) - Nick Offerman, Emma Thompson Movie HD


Angel Has Fallen (2019)

Angel Has Fallen || Mike found his Dad || Epic Woods Scene in HD


Going in Style (2017)

Going in Style Official Trailer #1 (2017) Morgan Freeman, Christopher Lloyd Comedy Movie HD


Last Vegas (2013)

Last Vegas - Official Trailer [HD]


King of Thieves (2018)

KING OF THIEVES – Official Trailer – Starring Michael Caine


The Bucket List (2007)

The Bucket List Official Trailer #1 - (2007) HD


L’homme du Train (2002)

L'homme du Train (2002) The Man on the Train - theatrical trailer


Tough Guys (1986)

Tough Guys (1986) - Trailer


We Still Steal the Old Way (2017)

WE STILL STEAL THE OLD WAY | Official Trailer [HD]


Rocky Balboa (2006)

Rocky Balboa Official Trailer #1 - Sylvester Stallone, Burt Young Movie (2006) HD


Grudge Match (2013)

Grudge Match - Official Trailer [HD]


Last Orders (2001)

Last Orders 2001 Trailer HD | Michael Caine | Bob Hoskins


Wild Hogs (2007)


‘You want it darker?’ (Leonard Cohen)

La Grande Bouffe | 2K Restoration Trailer


See also: The Wrestler, The Mule, Deep Impact, Mr Holmes, Family Business, Unforgiven, Out of Sight, The Expendables, The Shootist, The Wild Bunch, The Sea Wolves, Wild Geese, Grace Quigley, Sexy Beast, Once Upon a Texas Train, The Over-the-Hill Gang, Quartet etc…


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Stephen Arnell

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