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.
After the initial title sequence, the soundtrack has no background or incidental music. The Looney Tunes opening music is audible after the TV/phone interview, but it's cut off after a few seconds. Uriah Heep's "Easy Living" is briefly audible through a hand-held radio.
You know I can call anybody, they'd put it on the phone? The Pope, an astronaut, the wisest of the wise... Who do I have to call?
Sonny tells the police that they are both Vietnam veterans. Later Sal says that he's never been on an airplane before. Some people believe this to be a goof, but later in the film Sonny's mother refers to his time served in Vietnam and also Sonny says he is "entitled to" a military funeral. It may be that Sonny is a Vietnam vet and Sal is not, or that both men are vets and Sal simply has not flown before and rather traveled via ship.
Opening credits prologue: What you are about to see is true - It happened in Brooklyn, New York on August 22, 1972.
Recent DVD release replaces the old Warner Bros. logo at the beginning with the newer WB/AOL logo.
$50,000,000 (USA) (31 December 1977)
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