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.
The film was more or less shot in chronological order. Sidney Lumet shot all of the street scenes first, in order, then moved inside the bank and filmed all of those scenes in order.
You handled yourself real well, Sonny. A lot of men would've choked, and we might have had a death or a multiple death on our hands. But you handled it. I respect that. Now don't you try to take Sal. We'll handle him. Just sit tight and you won't ...
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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