The film is based on the true tale of Canadas infamous Flying Bandit.
Collider can exclusively unveil the trailer for Bandit a new film from Allan Ungar based on the true story of Canadas infamous Flying Bandit with inspiration from Robert Knuckle and Ed Arnolds novel The Flying Bandit. Josh Duhamel leads the film as the titular bank robber who after escaping from prison and crossing the border from the U.S. to Canada goes on to become one of the most infamous criminals in Canadian history. When the charming outlaw falls in love with a caring social worker named Andrea Elisha Cuthbert he decides to start robbing banks in order to give her the lifestyle he dreams of it does not hurt that he happens to be incredibly good at it.
The real Flying Bandit aka Gilbert Galvan Jr. or Robert Whiteman to those who knew him was notorious for escaping prison in Michigan starting a new life in Canada and proceeding to successfully rob 59 consecutive banks setting the record for most robberies committed in a row in Canada. The trailer immediately makes it clear how skilled he is at robberies getting in and out of a bank within three minutes with stolen cash in hand. Duhamel effortlessly switches through disguises and slips in and out of banks like its nothing impressive feat to Tommy K. Mel Gibson a man with a doctors thesis in street who Duhamels Galvan goes to for an investment.
Everything gets harder when he meets the woman of his dreams. They hit it off and he showers her with gifts through his ill-gotten gains as they look to spend the rest of their lives together. He continues his string of heists in the background but each job draws more attention from the cops. A search for the mysterious criminal is underway led by detective John Snydes Nestor Carbonell but Galvan Jrs myriad disguises and meticulous planning keep everyone duped. His relationship means avoiding arrest is all the more important but when an unprecedented job comes in he has to do just one more a notion that almost never leads to anything good.