Lúcio Flávio Lírio was a famous bank-robber in the early seventies in Rio de Janeiro, glamorized by part of the population and press due to his bold robberies and escapes. "Lúcio Flávio, o Passageiro da Agonia" is a sp...展开ectacular and brave film of Hecto Babenco, which shows themes like "Death Squad" and the corruption in the police of Rio de Janeiro. The viewer shall understand that these subjects where hidden from the Brazilian society in those times of military dictatorship, but Lucio Flávio disclosed names and how the system operated before being killed in the penitentiary on 29 January 1975. José Louzeiro wrote a book with his revelations and Hector Babenco made this daring movie. Even in 2005, this film is very attractive: the performances of the cast are outstanding, and Reginaldo Farias is superb in the role of the famous outlaw. The dialogs are amazing, and I have selected my three favorite lines for the readers (Obs: it is a free translation, since the movie is spoken in Portuguese): (1) Moretti to Lúcio Flavio: "- Heads and tails are in different sides of the coin, but very close to each other. Police and bandit are all the same stuff, both of them are in the same boat." (2) Lúcio Flávio: "- I have been "dead meat" for a long time. I am just waiting time to come." (3) Lúcio Flávio: "- Jail without money does not work." "Lúcio Flávio, o Passageiro da Agonia" was awarded with the 1978 Golden Kikito in the following categories: Best Actor (Reginaldo Farias), Best Cinematography, Best Editing and Best Supporting Actor (Ivan Cândido). Unfortunately, it seems that this is another excellent Brazilian movie without international distribution.