Dog Day Afternoon

Dog Day Afternoon

Anything can happen during the dog days of summer. On August 22nd, 1972, everything did.
1975 R 2h 5min United States of America
7.8
Plot
Based upon a real-life incident which occurred in August 1972 in which a Chase Manhattan Bank branch in Gravesend, Brooklyn, New York, was held siege by Sonny, a Vietnam veteran turned bank robber determined to steal enough money ($2500) for his "wife" (Leon, a man; the two, were, according to an onscreen TV news report, married in a church by a priest who was defrocked shortly after, although Leon says to the police that Sal is "married and has children") to undergo a sex change operation. (The real life character upon whom Leon is based did, in fact, get the operation.) On a hot summer afternoon, Sonny and two cohort, Stevie and Sal, go to rob the (fictional) First Savings Bank of Brooklyn. Stevie soon gets nervous and flees. Although the bank manager and female tellers agree not to interfere with the robbery, Sonny finds there is not much to steal, as most of the cash has been picked up for the day. Sonny then gets an unexpected phone call from Captain Moretti of the NYPD, who tells him the place is surrounded by the city's entire police force. Having few options under the circumstances, Sonny nervously bargains with Moretti, demanding safe escort to the airport and a plane out of the country in return for the bank employees' safety.
TitleDog Day Afternoon
WriterLeslie Waller
DirectorSidney Lumet
CastAl Pacino, John Cazale, Charles Durning
ProductionArtists Entertainment Complex
Al Pacino

Al Pacino

Sonny Wortzik
John Cazale

John Cazale

Salvatore 'Sal' Naturile
Charles Durning

Charles Durning

Det. Sgt. Eugene Moretti
Chris Sarandon

Chris Sarandon

Leon Shermer
James Broderick

James Broderick

Agent Sheldon
William Bogert

William Bogert

TV Anchorman
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