The Bandit is based on Robert Knuckle’s bestselling novel and journalist Ed Arnold’s Gilbert Galvan Jr., who lived by the name Robert Whiteman when it was referred to as the Fly Bandit in 1987. It is written based on interviews with Based on the true story of the Flying Bandit, who successfully survived 63 bank and jewelery robberies during his crime spree, Bandit tells the story of a career criminal (Josh Duhamel) who escaped from a US prison and crossed the border. The character, who later acquired a new identity in Canada, became the guest of book and press directories years later. He claims to have gotten a job as a traveling security consultant after falling in love and getting married, but it is believed that he continued his crimes for a while. When she meets Tommy (Mel Gibson), who lives as a gangster just for an investment, his simple career gets complicated and he gets into the biggest job in Canadian history.