Jon Bon Jovi, STAND UP GUYS, Lakeshore Records
"There is a central them that runs throughout, touching on the relationship between the two central characters, Valentine and Doc," said Workman of the score for Stand Up Guys. "I wanted the melody to be pliable enough to occupy a number of emotional and musical settings, and illuminate the breadth of a life-long friendship, complete with it's many facets and complications. There is also a Claphands theme, something menacing not only for that character, but also bringing weight to Doc's dilemma."
Val (Al Pacino) is released from prison after serving twenty-eight years for refusing to give up one of his close criminal associates. His best friend Doc (Christopher Walken) is there to pick him up, and the two soon re-team with another old pal, Hirsch (Alan Arkin). Their bond is as strong as ever, and the three reflect on freedom lost and gained, loyalties ebbed and flowed, and days of glory gone by. But one of the Friends is keeping a dangerous secret- he's been put in an impossible quandary by a former mob boss, and his time to find an acceptable alternative is running out. As the sun rises on the guys' legendary reunion, their position becomes more and more desperate and they finally confront their past once and for all.
"There's a playfulness in their communication to one another, and that comfortable banter had to have an appropriate backdrop," described Workman of the lead characters. "The music was to underscore who they were when they were young, as well as what made them into who they are in their advanced years."
Lionsgate, Sidney Kimmel Entertainment, and Lakeshore Entertainment present Stand Up Guys, in theaters February 1, 2013. The Stand Up Guys - Original Motion Picture Score from Lakeshore Records will be available digitally on January 29, 2013.
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