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Release Date: April 2nd, 1997

DVD Release Date: December 17th, 1997

R|2 hr 10 min

Plot Summary
When inexperienced criminal Sonny Wortzik (Al Pacino) leads a bank robbery in Brooklyn, things quickly go wrong, and a hostage situation develops. As Sonny and his accomplice, Sal Naturile (John Cazale), try desperately to remain in control, a media circus develops and the FBI arrives, creating even more tension. Gradually, Sonny's surprising motivations behind the robbery are revealed, and his standoff with law enforcement moves toward its inevitable end.

Cast: Al Pacino, John Cazale, Charles Durning, Chris Sarandon, Sully Boyar, James Broderick, Penelope Allen, Carol Kane

Director: Sidney Lumet

Genres: Crime drama

Production Co: Artists Entertainment Complex

Distributors: Warner Bros. Pictures