About

A man robs a bank to pay for his lover's operation; it turns into a hostage situation and a media circus.

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Directed by

Sidney Lumet

Written by

Frank Pierson (Screenplay)
Leslie Waller (Book)

Runtime

125 minutes

Country

United States of America

Language

English

Tagline

The most bizarre bank siege ever

Cast

Keywords

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Photos

Lists

#322 on 1,000 greatest films They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?

#443 on Empire's 500 Greatest Movies Of All Time Empire

#230 on 500 Essential Cult Movies Jennifer Eiss

1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die Steven Jay Schneider

Awards

Oscar for Best Writing, Original Screenplay Frank Pierson

Oscar nomination for Best Film Editing

Oscar nomination for Best Picture Martin Bregman

Oscar nomination for Best Actor in a Leading Role Al Pacino