Release date:November 14, 2008
(NY; expands: Nov. 21)
MPAA Rating:PG-13 (for brief sexuality and drug references)
Screenwriters:Robert Davi, James Andronica
Starring:Robert Davi, Chazz Palminteri, Peter Bogdanovich, Frank D'Amico, Elya Baskin, Miriam Margolyes, Eloise DeJoria, Melora Hardin, Bruce Weitz, Joseph Campanella
"The Dukes" is the wry comic tale of a down-and-out Doo Wop band tho takes a bumbling detour into burglary in their endless quest to make good on their dreams. The film is a rollicking caper that is also deeply candid about life, love, friendship and the heart it takes to keep on struggling to find meaning and connection as life takes one absurd turn after another. For when these middle-aged buddies are forced to become mid-life bandits -- and think they've hit on a sure-fire plan for the score of a lifetime -- it accidentally results in far greater pleasures than loot.