Quiver Distribution has released an official trailer for Bandit, its forthcoming crime drama that’s based on the real-life story of The Flying Bandit, a criminal who was able to rob 59 banks without getting caught. The film is slated to debut on September 23 in theaters and on VOD.
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The video highlights the different bank heists that Josh Duhamel’s titular character will be able to pull off while on the run from the authorities. It also teases his partnership with Mel Gibson’s loan shark character and his relationship with a social worker.
“In 1985, Gilbert Galvan Jr, a charming career criminal, escapes from a US prison in Michigan and crosses the border into Canada where he assumes the identity Robert Whiteman,” reads the synopsis. “After falling in love with Andrea, a caring social worker he can’t provide for, he turns to robbing banks and discovers that he’s exceptionally good at it. Under the guise of a security analyst, Robert begins flying around the country robbing multiple cities in a day, eventually catching the attention of national news outlets that dub him The Flying Bandit. Addicted to the rush and money that provides his double life, Robert eventually turns to loanshark and reputed gangster Tommy Kay for bigger opportunities. But with Robert’s notoriety growing in record time, he is put into the direct sights of a ruthless detective who will stop at nothing to bring him down.”
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Bandit is directed by Allan Ungar from a screenplay written by Kraig Wenman. Joining Duhamel and Gibson are Elisha Cuthbert and Nestor Carbonell.