Tough Guys

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Tough Guys ★★½ 1986 (PG)

Two aging excons, who staged America's last train robbery in 1961, try to come to terms with modern life after many years in prison. Amazed and hurt by the treatment of the elderly in the 1980s, frustrated with their inability to find something worthwhile to do, they begin to plan one last heist. Tailormade for Lancaster and Douglas, who are wonderful. Script becomes cliched at end. 103m/C VHS . Burt Lancaster, Kirk Douglas, Charles Durning, Eli Wallach, Jake Steinfeld, Dana Carvey, Alexis Smith, Darlanne Fluegel, Billy Barty, Monty Ash; D: Jeff Kanew; W: James Orr, Jim Cruickshank; M: James Newton Howard.