1975 Certificate: 15


In Sidney Lumet's Oscar-winning tragi-comic thriller cocky loser Sonny (Al Pacino) and his dim-wit buddy Sal (John Cazale) muscle into a Brooklyn bank for what they hope will be a straightforward robbery. However, there's no cash, they're forced to take hostages, the police mass outside and it slowly emerges that Sonny is staging the heist to pay for a sex-change operation for Leon. Tense, edgy and superbly staged.


  • Sidney Lumet


  • Al Pacino

  • John Cazale

  • Chris Sarandon

  • Charles Durning

  • Carol Kane