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.
For the lengthy phone conversation between Sonny and Leon - largely improvised by Al Pacino and Chris Sarandon - Sidney Lumet was faced with the problem of what to do when the film in the camera ran out as it was only good for 10 minutes worth of film. He solved that problem by ... ...
Det. Sgt. Eugene Moretti: What?
Sonny: Kiss me. When I'm being fucked, I like to get kissed a lot.
In 1972, NYC police squad cars were dark green and white, not blue and white which debuted about two years later.
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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