Overview

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.

  1. Frank Pierson

    Screenplay

  2. Sidney Lumet

    Director

Top Billed Cast

  1. Al Pacino

    Al Pacino

    Sonny Wortzik

  2. John Cazale

    John Cazale

    Salvatore "Sal" Naturale

  3. Charles Durning

    Charles Durning

    Det. Sgt. Eugene Moretti

  4. Chris Sarandon

    Chris Sarandon

    Leon Shermer

  5. James Broderick

    James Broderick

    Agent Sheldon

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Status Released

Release Information

  • September 21, 1975
    R
    Theatrical

    Meaning

    Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian 21 or older. The parent/guardian is required to stay with the child under 17 through the entire movie, even if the parent gives the child/teenager permission to see the film alone. These films may contain strong profanity, graphic sexuality, nudity, strong violence, horror, gore, and strong drug use. A movie rated R for profanity often has more severe or frequent language than the PG-13 rating would permit. An R-rated movie may have more blood, gore, drug use, nudity, or graphic sexuality than a PG-13 movie would admit.

Original Language English

Runtime 2h 5m

Budget $1,800,000.00

Revenue $46,665,856.00

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