Dog Day Afternoon

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Overview

A man robs a bank to pay for his lover's operation; it turns into a hostage situation and a media circus.

  1. Frank Pierson

    Screenplay

  2. Sidney Lumet

    Director

Top Billed Cast

  1. Al Pacino

    Al Pacino

    Sonny

  2. John Cazale

    John Cazale

    Sal

  3. Charles Durning

    Charles Durning

    Det. Sgt. Eugene Moretti

  4. Chris Sarandon

    Chris Sarandon

    Leon

  5. James Broderick

    James Broderick

    Sheldon

  6. WB

    William Bogert

    TV Anchorman

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Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 2h 5m

Budget $1,800,000.00

Revenue $46,665,856.00

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Release Information

  • September 21, 1975
    R, Theatrical

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A review by talisencrw

10.0
By talisencrw

Recently I have gotten on kicks for both watching and appreciating the works of director Sidney Lumet and the classic (i.e., 70's) performances of Al Pacino. Thus I came across this film, which I had on DVD forever. It'll interesting to watch the recent documentary on the character Pacino portrays, 'The Dog'--just found out about it earlier today. I loved Lumet's films he made before this that I've seen--'12 Angry Men', 'The Fugitive Kind', 'The Hill', 'The Anderson Tapes' and 'Murder on the Orient Express'--and he's superb at getting the gradual self-destruction of his characters that just see... read the rest.

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