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.
Right after Sal fires his gun because they think the cops are sneaking in through the back of the bank, Sonny comes outside and gets yelled at by Sergeant Moretti. For this scene, Sidney Lumet told Charles Durning to improvise, and to immediately get Sonny on the defensive. ... ...
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!
New York State license plates of the time were orange on blue, not blue on yellow.
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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