Chauncey -Theater 1 Sat, Sep 5, 2020 10:00 PM
Chauncey -Theater 1 Sat, Sep 24, 2022 10:00 PM
Series Info
Series:Bijou After Hours
Film Info
Runtime:125 minutes
Director:Sidney Lumet
Year Released:1975
Production Country:USA


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Presented by the Bijou Film Board, and as part of Bijou's After Hours program.
FREE for UI students (present student ID at box office) and $7.00 for the general public!

“One of Sidney Lumet's best jobs of directing and one of Al Pacino's best performances come together in a populist thriller with lots of New York juice.” - Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader

“The film's strength lies in its depiction of surfaces, lacking the visual or intellectual imagination to go beyond its shrewd social and psychological observations and its moments of absurdist humor.” - Leonard Quart, Time Out

When inexperienced criminal Sonny Wortzik (Al Pacino) leads a bank robbery in Brooklyn, things quickly go wrong, and a hostage situation develops. As Sonny and his accomplice, Sal Naturile (John Cazale), try desperately to remain in control, a media circus develops and the FBI arrives, creating even more tension. Gradually, Sonny's surprising motivations behind the robbery are revealed, and his standoff with law enforcement moves toward its inevitable end.

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