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.
Al Pacino's performance as Sonny Wortzik is ranked #4 on Premiere Magazine's 100 Greatest Performances of All Time (2006).
Tell them to put their guns down! Put the fucking guns down! Put 'em down! Put 'em down! Put the fucking guns down! Put those guns down! Attica! Attica! You got it, man! You got it, man! You got it, man! You got it! You got it!
Incorrectly regarded as goof - Sonny tells the police that Sal is "a killer" and that they are both Vietnam vets, although later in the movie Sal is worried as he has never been on a plane before. However, this is just a case of Sonny beefing up his claims in hopes the police will take him more seriously.
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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