Oscar season is upon us and to mark the occasion we are screening a selection of Oscar nominated "best films" that almost made it! Come along and judge for yourself - should they have won?
Director: Sidney Lumet Stars: Al Pacino, John Cazale, Charles Durning, Sully Boyar, James Broderick, Chris Sarandon, Penelope Allen, Beulah Garrick, Carol Kane, Lance Henriksen, Dick Anthony Williams, Dominic Chianese Running Time: 130 Minutes
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.