Al Pacino turns in a tour-de-force performance as down-and-out New Yorker Sonny Wortzik, who─along with his pal Sal (John Cazale)─attempts a Brooklyn bank robbery to pay for his gay lover's sex-change operation. The heist goes comically awry, escalating into a highly publicized hostage situation that makes Sonny an unlikely media hero. Sidney Lumet's riveting drama, based on actual events, also stars Charles Durning, Chris Sarandon, Carol Kane. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English; bonus documentary "I Knew It Was You: Rediscovering John Cazale" (2009). Two-disc set.