Forremainder (Robert Redford) and also Jewel (Sissy Spacek) grab a meal at the Blue Jay Restaurant in Northside.
Editor"s note: Cincinnati movie skilled Margaret McGurk screened Robert Redford"s The Old Man & The Gunfor me last month while I was respanning from knee replacement surgical treatment. McGurk, the former Enquirer movie critic, has additionally reported on movies for WCPO-TV, WXIX-TV and WKRQ-FM.

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Here"s her report on just how Southwestern Ohio and Northern Kentucky look as locations in the film from Dallregarding St. Louis:


Robert Redford"s performance in The Old Man & The Gun has actually attracted glowing reviews throughout the nation as it opens up in more cities complying with a healthy deyet in Toronto last month.

When it does open up right here Thursday, Oct. 11,Cincinnati area fans might end up paying as much attention to familiar backdrops as they execute to the fine cast, consisting of Osvehicle winners Redford, Sissy Spacek and Casey Affleck, plus Danny Glover, Tom Waits and Tika Sumpter (who played former initially lady Michelle Obama in Southside With You).


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Director David Lowery (standing) chats via (from left) Danny Glover, Tom Waits and Robert Redford throughout a shooting break while a TANK bus drives by a Northern Kentucky restaurant.
The story is based on the later on life of financial institution robber Forrest Tucker (no relation to the late actor of the exact same name), whose biggest joy was robbing financial institutions. (He was additionally fond of escaping from prison; he did it 18 times.)

Tucker robbed financial institutions almost everywhere the nation. In the movie, a montage of bank facades meant to reexisting Omaha, St. Louis and various other significant cities was chiefly comprised of banks in Covington, Newport and Cincinnati (consisting of North Side Bank & Trust).

Most of the film takes location in Dallas and also many scenes were shot in Ft Worth. But once the production crew pertained to Cincinnati last year, they found plenty of neighborhood sites that fit seamlessly into the narrative.

Amongst them:


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You can check out the Blue Jay Restaurant authorize on the ago wall in this scene through Casey Affleck and also Tiki Sumpter.
The Blue Jay Restaurant in Northside, an unrebuilt vintage diner, is the setting for crucial encounters in between Redford and Spacek"s personalities, watched in the movie trailer. Affleck and also Sumpter also shot a scene there.

The Blue Jay was likewise used in last year"s The Killing of a Sacred Deerwith Colin Farrell and also Nicole Kidguy.


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Jewel and Forrest wait for her truck to be repaired.
Wictough Oil on Ohio 125 in Bethel was transformed into "Barksdale"s Auto Repair" and also its gas pumps temporarily reput with older models.


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Jewel and also Forrest gain a movie at Bethel's old Midmethod Theater.
The Midway Theater, the old single-display screen on West Level Street in Bethel, mirrors up on screen once Forremainder (Redford) and also Jewel (Spacek) capture a movie together.


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The Dayton financial institution robbery scene, which doubled for a St. Louis bank.
Liberty Tower, the historical Art Deco office building in downtvery own Dayton, OH, stands out in scenes revolving around a major heist at the old Liberty Savings Bank. At one allude, the robbers use a parking deck throughout the street to examine their taracquire.

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Farm scenes were shot in Warren County near Lebanon.
A farm close to Lebanon and an unrelated house on a various surrounding plot of land in Warren County integrate to play the home of Spacek"s character.

The Lake Harsha spillway at East Fork State Park near Williamsburg in Clermont County is featured in among the movie"s most dramatic scenes, shelp place scout Alan Forbes, that assisted uncover most of the local sites provided in the movie.

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The movie crew spent a number of days in Northern Kentucky collecting shots in Covington, Latonia and also Newport.

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The US Bank in Newport was transcreated right into Three Day Bank for the movie in May 2017.
Local citizens reported seeing Redford, Glover and Waits functioning at Citizens Federal Savings & Loan on Madikid Avenue in Covington.

Likewise, Redford was spotted in Newport at the US Bank branch, which is referred to as Three Day Bank in the film and also appears in multiple scenes.

Car-chase scenes were shot in Latonia close to Holy Cross High School.

Casey Affleck and also John David Washington (BlacKKKlansman) were likewise watched on Monmouth shooting footage for a pair of car-ride scenes.

Editor"s note: Ialso asked Margaret if she assumed The Old Man & The Gun, and/or Redford, were Oscar-worthy.Here"s what she says:)

The enthusiastic reception by critics and audiences for The Old Man & The Gun has created the type of Osauto talk that frequently appears when aged stars play leading roles.

In this situation, a nomination may not be out of the question, given that Redford has actually never before won an Academy Award for acting. He got his one Osvehicle in 1980 as the director of Ordinary People. (His Old Man co-star Sissy Spacek won her single Academy Award the exact same year for playing Loretta Lynn in Coal Miner"s Daughter.) In 1994, Redford was nominated for ideal director for Quiz Show.

Redford has actually been an prominent producer also, through more than 50 credits, including many kind of documentaries on eco-friendly concerns, which assisted win him an honorary Academy Award for career contribution in 2002.

Whether this year will certainly lug an additional nomicountry is difficult to predict; competition in the Best Actor categories is constantly fierce. But Academy members have been recognized to vote for a "make-good" award if they have actually overlooked previously, high-top quality occupational also regularly. In Redford"s situation, he arguably could have been nominated for his performances in The Natural (1994), Three Days of the Condor (1975), The Great Gatsby (1974), The Candidate (1972) or Downhill Racer (1969), among others.

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The Old Man & The Gun opens up Thursday night Oct. 11 at the Mariemont Theatre, AMC Newport on the Levee and also Neon Movies in downtown Dayton.