Al Pacino, John Cazale, Charles Durning, Chris Sarandon
Sidney Lumet (Director), Frank Pierson (Screenplay)
Release: Sep. 21st, 1975
Runtime: 2 hours, 5 minutes
Based on the true story of would-be Brooklyn bank robbers John Wojtowicz and Salvatore Naturale. Sonny and Sal attempt a bank heist which quickly turns sour and escalates into a hostage situation and stand-off with the police. As Sonny's motives for the robbery are slowly revealed and things become more complicated, the heist turns into a media circus.
Sal (John Cazale) the other bank robbery was interesting as we never really learn much about him, and yet I could tell he had his own back story, which we learn only a little about, which keeps him a mystery.