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.
Writer Frank Pierson was unable to personally interview Sonny Wojtowicz because the latter wasn't able to reach an agreement on how much he should be paid for his story.
You'd like to kill me? Bet you would.
Sheldon: I wouldn't like to kill you. I will if I have to.
Sonny: It's your job, right? The guy who kills me... I hope he does it because he hates my guts, not because it's his job.
When Sonny is fumbling to get his M1 carbine out of the box you hear the sound of bullets hitting the floor
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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