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This is the sixth time Morgan Freeman and Sir Michael Caine have worked together.
The restaurant where Willie, Joe, and Albert meet for lunch is the same where Jimmy Conway usually met with Henry Hill in Goodfellas (1990).
When the three men visit a hemp store, one of the flavors of marijuana is called "Strawberry Cough". In Children of Men (2006), Sir Michael Caine's character named a marijuana strand the same name.
The movie everyone is watching the night before the heist is Dog Day Afternoon (1975), which was about a botched bank robbery.
The film cast includes three Oscar winners: Morgan Freeman, Alan Arkin, and Sir Michael Caine; and two Oscar nominees: Matt Dillon and Ann-Margret.
The fictional bank in the movie is the Williamsburg Savings Bank. There was a real-life bank by that name that was taken over by HSBC Bank. The interior of the bank was filmed in the actual WSB building in Brooklyn, New York, which has landmark status.
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When planning the getaway vehicle, one of the vehicles considered, is Scooby-Doo's Mystery Machine.
Ann-Margret was "discovered" in 1960 by George Burns, star of the original Going in Style (1979).
When Sir Michael Caine and Morgan Freeman are going to see Caine's ex son-in-law, they pass a building named Alfies, a nod to Caine's breakout role Alfie (1966).
Sir Michael Caine and Morgan Freeman had previously worked together in The Dark Knight trilogy, and the Now You See Me film franchise. The latter was a revenge-themed series.
Morgan Freeman and Alan Arkin have never worked together prior to this. However, one actor replaced the other in The Bonfire of the Vanities (1990). Arkin was the original choice and signed on for the judge character when said role was to be played by a Jewish actor. But during production, Director Brian De Palma changed his mind and opted for an African-American actor, and Freeman got the role.
Joey King spent several weeks with a softball coach to practice for her softball scenes.
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This is Sir Michael Caine's and Alan Arkin's second time working together, the first being Woman Times Seven (1967).
Zach Braff and Joey King previously worked together on Wish I Was Here (2014) and Oz the Great and Powerful (2013).
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer was originally involved in the film with Warner Brothers and New Line Cinema. However, they dropped out of the film for unknown reasons.
When choosing a get away car, a Mini Cooper is one of the options. Sir Michael Caine starred in The Italian Job (1969), where the getaway cars were Mini Coopers.
Don Scardino was in talks to direct, but a deal wasn't met, and New Line Cinema found out Theodore Melfi was available again.
Sir Michael Caine, Morgan Freeman, and Joey King appeared in The Dark Knight trilogy.
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Ths film marks as the second time where Alan Arkin is united with two other Academy Award winning veteran actors in a crime/comedy film, with the previous film being Stand Up Guys (2012), where he appears along Al Pacino and Christopher Walken. Both films were directed by actors who are also directors: Zach Braff directs this one, and Fisher Stevens directed the other film.
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Alan Arkin (Al) resembles Art Carney, who played Al in Going in Style (1979). They also starred together as a pair of con men in Faerie Tale Theatre: The Emperor's New Clothes (1985).
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Ann-Margret wears bangs down to the bridge of her nose in every scene.
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Matt Dillon's character, FBI agent Arlen Hamer- who tracks down the bank robbers in the film- shares the last name with the famed Texas Ranger Frank Hamer who is most famous for tracking down and killing bank robbers Bonnie and Clyde.
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This is a remake of the 1979 comedy "Going In Style" which starred George Burns, Art Carney & Lee Strasberg, and was directed by Martin Brest.
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This is the third theatrical film to be directed by Zach Braff.
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This is the second time that Alan Arkin and Ann Margaret have appeared as a couple in the Santa Claus 3 they played an old married couple
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Director Cameo 

Zach Braff: the voice of the anesthesiologist who sedates Al. This choice of role may be a nod to Braff's breakout role as a doctor on Scrubs (2001).

Spoilers 

The trivia items below may give away important plot points.

The speech Joe gives after Willie and Al's kidney transplant that appears, at first, as a funeral speech (revealed to actually be a wedding speech) is a reference to Going in Style (1979), where the characters Willie and Al died of natural causes not long after the robbery.
When the bank robbery takes place, the masks Joe, Albert, and Willie wear are Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jr., respectively, known collectively as the "Rat Pack", and stars of the heist movie Ocean's 11 (1960).

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