Based on a true story, this taut, yet fantastic thriller centers on a bi-sexual and his slow-witted buddy who rob a bank to obtain money to fund a sex change operation for the ringleader's lover. Pacino is breathtaking in his role as the frustrated robber, caught in a trap of his own devising. Very controversial for its language and subject matter when released, it nevertheless became a huge success. Director Lumet keeps up the pace, fills the screen with pathos without gross sentiment.
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Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 124 minutes.
Oscars 1975: Orig. Screenplay; British Acad. 1975: Actor (Pacino); Natl. Bd. of Review 1975: Support. Actor (Durning); Writers Guild 1975: Orig. Screenplay.
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