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Depression-era bank robber John Dillinger's charm and audacity endear him to much of America's downtrodden public, but he's also a thorn in the side of J. Edgar Hoover and the fledgling FBI. Desperate to capture the elusive outlaw, Hoover makes Dillinger his first Public Enemy Number One and assigns his top agent, Melvin Purvis, the task of bringing him in dead or alive.

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Directed by

Michael Mann

Written by

Michael Mann (Screenplay)
Ronan Bennett (Screenplay)
Ann Biderman (Screenplay)
Bryan Burrough (Novel)

Runtime

140 minutes

Country

United States of America

Language

English

Tagline

America's Most Wanted.

Cast

Keywords

dillinger prison guard machinegun escape from prison shooting cinema usa hiding place

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