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.
John Cazale's role as Sal was originally intended for an 18-year-old, which was the age of the real Sal.
Anybody got a cigarette?
Maria: Yeah, I do - Sylvia, you don't smoke!
Sal: You don't smoke?
Sal: Why do you wanna start now?
Sylvia: I'm scared to death, that's why. What, you don't smoke?
Sylvia: How come?
Sal: I don't want the cancer.
Sylvia: Oh, my God.
Sylvia: Give me the cigarette.
Sal: Go ...
When Sonny first meets the FBI agent he holds his hand up to shield his eyes from the light, when the camera cuts to the FBI Agent from the back of Sonny's waist, his hand is immediately at his side. When we see Sonny's face again he is raising his hand to shield his eyes from the light once again.
Opening credits prologue: What you are about to see is true - It happened in Brooklyn, New York on August 22, 1972.
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