R | | Biography, Crime, Drama
A man robs a bank to pay for his lover's operation; it turns into a hostage situation and a media circus.
In the 1972 "Life" magazine article that inspired the film, P.F. Kluge and Thomas Moore describe robber John Wojtowicz as "a dark, thin fellow with the broken-faced good looks of an Al Pacino or a Dustin Hoffman". Al Pacino, of course, played the role based on Wojtowicz, ... ...
I'm a fucking star!
Det. Sgt Moretti is shown with an NYPD Detective's shield, but should be wearing a Sgt's shield. These are distinctly different shields.
Opening credits prologue: What you are about to see is true - It happened in Brooklyn, New York on August 22, 1972.
$50,000,000 (USA) (31 December 1977)
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