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Dog Day Afternoon (1975)

R 125 min - Crime, Drama, Thriller - 11 August 1975
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On the blistering afternoon of August 22, 1972, two optimistic losers attempt to rob a Brooklyn bank -- the frantic master-mind Sonny (Academy Award-winner Al Pacino"Scent of a Woman", "Carlito's Way"), and his slow-witted buddy Sal (John Cazale"The Godfather", "The Deer Hunter"). But then the cops arrive. The crowds arrive. The TV cameras arrive. Even the pizza man arrives. As their heist turns into a circus, Sonny and Sal's notoriety grows, and their chances for survival shrink. Pacino teams with his "Serpico" director Sidney Lumet ("The Verdict", "Prince of the City") for a jolting comedy-drama that earned six Oscar nominations, including Best Picture, and a win for Frank Pierson's streetwise screenplay based on a real-life incident. Recently selected by the prestigious American Film Institute as one of the 400 greatest American films of all time. "Funny...vivid...Lumet's most accurate, most flamboyant New York movie" raves The New York Times of this box-office hit.

Director:  Sidney Lumet
Stars:  Al Pacino, John Cazale, Charles Durning, Chris Sarandon, James Broderick, William Bogert, Penelope Allen, Sully Boyar, Beulah Garrick, Carol Kane, Sandra Kazan, Marcia Jean Kurtz, Amy Levitt, John Marriott, Estelle Omens, Gary Springer, Carmine Foresta, Lance Henriksen, Floyd Levine, Dick Anthony Williams, Dominic Chianese, Marcia Haufrecht, Judith Malina, Susan Peretz, Ron Cummins, Jay Gerber, Philip Charles MacKenzie, Chu Chu Malave, Lionel Pina, Robert Costanzo, Ron Gilbert, Kenneth McMillan, Ed Metzger, Lynette Sheldon, Alan Berger, James Bulleit, Todd Everett, Raymond Serra, Tom Towles

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On the blistering afternoon of August 22, 1972, two optimistic losers attempt to rob a Brooklyn bank -- the frantic master-mind Sonny (Academy Award-winner Al Pacino"Scent of a Woman", "Carlito's Way"), and his slow-witted buddy Sal (John Cazale"The Godfather", "The Deer Hunter"). But then the cops arrive. The crowds arrive. The TV cameras arrive. Even the pizza man arrives. As their heist turns into a circus, Sonny and Sal's notoriety grows, and their chances for survival shrink. Pacino teams with his "Serpico" director Sidney Lumet ("The Verdict", "Prince of the City") for a jolting comedy-drama that earned six Oscar nominations, including Best Picture, and a win for Frank Pierson's streetwise screenplay based on a real-life incident. Recently selected by the prestigious American Film Institute as one of the 400 greatest American films of all time. "Funny...vivid...Lumet's most accurate, most flamboyant New York movie" raves The New York Times of this box-office hit.



Tagline: The most bizarre bank siege ever

Genres: Crime, Drama, Thriller

Details

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Country:   United States of America
Language:  English
Release Date:  11 August 1975

Box Office

Budget:  $1,800,000
Revenue:  $46,665,856

Company Credits

Production Companies:  Artists Entertainment Complex, Warner Bros.

Technical Specs

Runtime:  2 h 05 min

Academy Award Nominations and Win

ACTOR — Al Pacino {“Sonny”}
ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE — Chris Sarandon {“Leon”}
DIRECTING — Sidney Lumet
FILM EDITING — Dede Allen
BEST PICTURE — Martin Bregman and Martin Elfand, Producers
WRITING (Original Screenplay) — Frank Pierson – WON


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