The Comeback Trail is a 2020 American crime comedy film directed by George Gallo and written by Gallo and Josh Posner, based on the 1982 film of the same name by Harry Hurwitz. It stars Robert De Niro, Tommy Lee Jones, Morgan Freeman, Zach Braff, Emile Hirsch, Eddie Griffin, Kate Katzman, Blerim Destani, and Joel Michaely. It has six producers and 32 executive producers.
The film premiered at the 2020 Monte-Carlo Comedy Film Festival. A 2022 U.S. theatrical release is planned by Cloudburst Entertainment.
The Comeback Trail – Trailer
Max, a movie producer, owes a lot of money to a gangster. He and his nephew decide to make a movie with an ageing actor and kill him on the sets in an accident to claim insurance money.
Initial release: 9 October 2020
Director: George Gallo
Music by: Aldo Shllaku
Box office: $2.4 million
Based on: The Comeback Trail; by Harry Hurwitz
Production companies: Storyboard Media; March On Productions; Alla Prima; Rapid Farms Productions; Ingenious Media
- Robert De Niro as Max Barber, Walter’s uncle
- Tommy Lee Jones as Duke Montana
- Morgan Freeman as Reggie Fontaine
- Kyron Bonner as Young Reggie Fontaine
- Zach Braff as Dr. Walter Creason, Max’s nephew
- Eddie Griffin as Devin Wilton
- Emile Hirsch as James Moore
- Kate Katzman as Megan Albert
- Blerim Destani as Boris
- Sheryl Lee Ralph as Bess Jones
- Leslie Stratton as Sister Mary Lilith
- Nick Vallelonga as Mobster Boss
- Vito Di Donato as Mobster #4
- Joel Michaely as Andre