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On the blistering afternoon of August 22, 1972, two optimistic losers attempt to rob a Brooklyn bank -- the frantic master-mind Sonny (Academy Award-winner Al Pacino) and his slow-witted buddy Sal (John Cazale). But then the cops arrive. The crowds arrive. The TV cameras arrive. Even the pizza man arrives. As their heist turns into a circus, Sonny and Sal's notoriety grows, and their chances for survival shrink. Pacino teams with his "Serpico" director Sidney Lumet for a jolting comedy-drama that earned six Oscar nominations, including Best Picture and Best Screenplay. Recently selected by the prestigious American Film Institute as one of the 400 greatest American films of all time, this all-time classic is as the New York Times states, "Funny...vivid...Lumet's most accurate, most flamboyant New York movie."

Directed By

Sidney Lumet

Written By

Frank Pierson, based on a magazine article by P.F. Kluge


Al Pacino, John Cazale, Charles Durning, Chris Sarandon, James Broderick

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