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.
Frank Pierson wrote his Oscar-winning script around only 12 sequences.
I don't wanna talk to some flunky pig trying to calm me man.
Det. Sgt. Eugene Moretti: Now you don't have to be calling me pig for...
Sonny: What is he doing?
Det. Sgt. Eugene Moretti: Will you get back there!
Sonny: What are you moving in there for?
Det. Sgt. Eugene Moretti: Will you get the fuck back there! Get back there will you!
During the bullhorn negotiation, the amount of shadow on the street and on the green sports car changes during close-up on Sgt. Moretti.
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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