Originally Posted by babrown92
While this publicity still was released to the press after
the movie was released, that shot does not appear in the movie. The entire coffe shop scene is filmed in reverse-angle-reverse coverage, where you only see the back of one actor's head while the other is speaking.
Michael Mann insists that they were in the same room together during the filming, but there's no evidence of it on screen. If they really were together, Mann missed a prime opportunity to let the actors play off one another.
I love the movie, but I think Mann blew the staging of that scene.
The only shot in the entire movie where both actors are visible at the same time comes when Pacino pulls DeNiro over. Quite frankly, that might even be an optical composite.