There’s a courting scene in the bank, involving another teller, whose payoff is flat-out wonderful. And Pacino goes to a pancake breakfast where he sits with a table of locals who are about as actorly as a pickup truck with mud flaps (that’s a compliment). Conversely, Hunter has a scene with Pacino in a cafeteria where she expresses a degree of emotional pain, just through how she looks at him and holds her head, that’s at once awful to see and magnificent. It’s hard to figure out what Pacino saw in the script. What Hunter saw was this scene and getting to act with Pacino.
Lesters former law partner, Scott Mitchell, regaled the court with stories about how Lester changed during their friendship and colleagueship. He said Lester has gone from expensive suits to T-shirts and jeans and from a BMW to a pickup truck with mud flaps.