Was originally rated R by the MPAA for “brief sexual content” but was later overturned to PG-13 for “sexual content and language.” According to director Jon Turteltaub the initial R rating was due to one use of the word “blowjob”. During the discussions with the MPAA he had to explain to them why a use of this word is appropriate for a PG-13 rated movie.
Though the four male leads had crossed paths before at various times in their careers, this marks the first ever joint venture for all four men.
Shipped to theaters under the code name “Fellas”.
Archie is retired from the U.S. Air Force, the same branch of service of which Morgan Freeman is a veteran. The two pictures seen at the beginning of the film of Archie in uniform were actually of Morgan during his time in the service.
Billy (Michael Douglas), Paddy (Robert De Niro), Archie (Morgan Freeman) and Sam (Kevin Kline) have been best friends since childhood. So when Billy, the group’s sworn bachelor, finally proposes to his thirty-something (of course) girlfriend, the four head to Las Vegas with a plan to stop acting their age and relive their glory days. However, upon arriving, the four quickly realize that the decades have transformed Sin City and tested their friendship in ways they never imagined. The Rat Pack may have once played the Sands and Cirque du Soleil may now rule the Strip, but it’s these four who are taking over Vegas.
Robert De Niro, Michael Douglas, Morgan Freeman
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