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Release Date:
21 September 1975 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
The robbery should have taken 10 minutes. 4 hours later, the bank was like a circus sideshow. 8 hours later, it was the hottest thing on live T.V. 12 hours later, it was all history. And it's all true See more »
Plot:
A man robs a bank to pay for his lover's operation; it turns into a hostage situation and a media circus. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
Awards:
Won Oscar. Another 13 wins & 17 nominations See more »
NewsDesk:
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Pacino - Lumet: as good as De Niro - Scorsese See more (228 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Penelope Allen ... Sylvia
Sully Boyar ... Mulvaney

John Cazale ... Sal
Beulah Garrick ... Margaret

Carol Kane ... Jenny
Sandra Kazan ... Deborah

Marcia Jean Kurtz ... Miriam
Amy Levitt ... Maria
John Marriott ... Howard
Estelle Omens ... Edna

Al Pacino ... Sonny Wortzik

Gary Springer ... Stevie

James Broderick ... Sheldon

Charles Durning ... Moretti
Carmine Foresta ... Carmine

Lance Henriksen ... Murphy
Floyd Levine ... Phone Cop

Dick Anthony Williams ... Limo Driver

Dominic Chianese ... Father
Marcia Haufrecht ... Neighbor

Judith Malina ... Mother

Susan Peretz ... Angie Wortzik

Chris Sarandon ... Leon Shermer
William Bogert ... TV Anchorman
Ron Cummins ... TV Reporter
Jay Gerber ... Sam

Philip Charles MacKenzie ... Doctor
Chu Chu Malave ... Maria's Boyfriend

Lionel Pina ... Pizza Boy
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Alan Berger ... Lout (uncredited)
James Bulleit ... Sgt. Gillis (uncredited)

Robert Costanzo ... New York Policeman (uncredited)
Michael DeBiase ... Street Crowd Member (uncredited)
Fabrizio DiGiacomo ... Shawon Wojtowicz (uncredited)
Todd Everett ... Cop (uncredited)
Richard Garrick ... Ambulance Driver (uncredited)

Ron Gilbert ... Detective (uncredited)
Paul E. Guskin ... Police Sergeant (uncredited)
Jennifer Lanzisero ... Dawn Wojtowicz (uncredited)

Kenneth McMillan ... Commissioner (uncredited)
John Meeks ... Police Officer (uncredited)

Ed Metzger ... Sgt. Murray (uncredited)
Thomas Murphy ... Policeman with Angie (uncredited)
Samantha Rodewald ... Child in Stroller (uncredited)
Raymond Serra ... New York Plainclothes Cop (uncredited)

Lynette Sheldon ... Sadie (uncredited)
Tom Towles ... Cop (uncredited)
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Directed by
Sidney Lumet 
 
Writing credits
P.F. Kluge (article) and
Thomas Moore (article)

Frank Pierson (screenplay)

Leslie Waller  book (uncredited)

Produced by
Martin Bregman .... producer
Martin Elfand .... producer
Robert Greenhut .... associate producer
 
Cinematography by
Victor J. Kemper 
 
Film Editing by
Dede Allen 
 
Casting by
Michael Chinich 
Don Phillips 
 
Production Design by
Charles Bailey 
 
Art Direction by
Douglas Higgins  (as Doug Higgins)
 
Set Decoration by
Robert Drumheller 
 
Costume Design by
Anna Hill Johnstone 
 
Makeup Department
Max Henriquez .... assistant makeup artist
Philip Leto .... hair stylist
Reginald Tackley .... makeup artist
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Burtt Harris .... assistant director
Alan Hopkins .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Stanley Cappiello .... scenic artist
Joseph M. Caracciolo .... property master (as Joe Caracciolo)
Carlos Quiles .... chief carpenter
Joe Williams Sr. .... construction grip (as Joseph Williams)
 
Sound Department
Richard P. Cirincione .... sound editor (as Richard Cirincione)
Jack Fitzstephens .... sound editor
Sanford Rackow .... sound editor
Stephen A. Rotter .... sound editor
James Sabat .... sound mixer
Dick Vorisek .... sound re-recording supervisor (as Richard Vorisek)
Hal Levinsohn .... assistant sound editor (uncredited)
Robert Rogow .... boom operator (uncredited)
Mel Zelniker .... adr recordist (uncredited)
 
Stunts
A.J. Bakunas .... stunts (uncredited)
Tom O'Connor .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
James Finnerty .... key grip (as James Finnerty)
Muky .... still photographer
Richard Quinlan .... gaffer
Fred Schuler .... camera operator
Jack Brown .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Ron Zarilla .... assistant camera (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Clifford Capone .... wardrobe supervisor (as Cliff Capone)
Peggy Farrell .... wardrobe supervisor
 
Editorial Department
Angelo Corrao .... assistant editor
 
Other crew
B.J. Bjorkman .... script supervisor
Martin Danzig .... location manager
Frank Aldrich .... voice (uncredited)
Clinton Allmon .... voice (uncredited)
Janet Coleman .... voice (uncredited)
Anthony Crupi .... voice (uncredited)
Cassandra Danz .... voice (uncredited)
Douglas Dean III .... production assistant (uncredited)
David Dozer .... voice (uncredited)
Lee Dupree .... voice (uncredited)
Allan Eisenman .... voice (uncredited)
Robert Fields .... voice (uncredited)
Lois Kramer Hartwick .... production coordinator (uncredited)
Joe Seneca .... voice (uncredited)
Raymond Serra .... voice (uncredited)
Ben Slack .... voice (uncredited)
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Runtime:
125 min | Finland:131 min (1975)
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Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
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Certification:
Argentina:18 | Australia:M | Brazil:14 | Canada:PG (Manitoba) | Canada:R (Ontario) | Canada:13+ (Quebec) | Finland:K-16 | Germany:12 (re-rating) (2006) | Italy:VM14 | Netherlands:MG6 | Netherlands:12 (original rating) | New Zealand:R18 (orginal rating) | New Zealand:M (re-rating) (2006) | Norway:15 | Norway:16 (1976) | Peru:18 | Portugal:M/18 | Singapore:PG | South Korea:15 | Sweden:15 | UK:X (original rating) | UK:15 (video rating) | USA:R | West Germany:16 (original rating)
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Trivia:
The bank's manager Robert Barrett later said he had more laughs in that one night than he'd had in weeks, while teller Shirley Bell said if they'd been her houseguests on a Saturday night it would have been hilarious.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When Sonny is having the tellers empty the money from the cash drawers, one of the teller's name signs says "Maria Sandora." When the telephone rings and the scene cuts to the manager and back to the tellers, the sign has disappeared. After the camera cuts to a different view of Sonny and the tellers walking to the next window, the sign is no longer where it was but is now located at this next teller window. After this, as the camera angles cut back and forth, the scene was obviously filmed at different times because the items on top of the counter are in different order and do not always appear in all shots.See more »
Quotes:
Sal:What'd he say?
Sonny:He was talkin' about arrangements . we were talkin' about the TV.
Sal:Why couldn't he talk about that here?
Sonny:He was showin' me how the airport bus is comin' in, like that, Sal.
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19 out of 21 people found the following review useful.
Pacino - Lumet: as good as De Niro - Scorsese, 26 October 2007
Author: stalker vogler from Xanadu

Wow! The seventies were sure a great decade, just look at all the movies that battled for an Oscar in 1975 to have a good idea about it!This movie has everything anyone could wish in a great movie: a good script, even if the story is based on real events, great direction (Lumet knows how to deal with tense situations as he had already demonstrated it in his debut film 12 Angry Men), great acting (Pacino in his splendor, even better than in Godfather, Part I). The pacing is extremely good: it is very nervous and the camera moves a lot in the first third of the movie but then the whole thing seems to melt into a lifeless, tensionate and slow movement suggesting very well the whole situation as the bank robbery that was supposed to be fast and eventful turns into a hostage situation which is challenging and tensionate. The issue of homosexuality was very well dealt with, not preaching in any way, understanding and considerate, everything was far better than any politically correct angle we may find in today's movies. The movie is hard to place in a single genre, it is essentially a drama of the rejected (Sonny is a war veteran, a homosexual, an unemployed, and by the end of the movie an outcast), but it starts as a thriller and it touches elements of social satire( the family angle, the issue of police corruption and incompetence etc.), comedy and even absurd. This is a movie that I will surely see as soon as possible!

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