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.
Sal berates one of the bank tellers for smoking, saying he doesn't smoke because "I don't want to get the cancer." John Cazale, a heavy smoker, died from lung cancer three years later.
Why don't you smoke?
Sal: I don't want the cancer.
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.
$50,000,000 (USA) (31 December 1977)
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