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. 124 min. Standard and Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtracks: English Dolby Digital mono, French Dolby Digital mono; Subtitles: English, French, Spanish.