Dog Day Afternoon [2 Discs] [DVD] [1975]

  • SKU: 7649798
  • Release Date: 02/28/2006
  • Rating: R
  • 4.7 (33)
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Ratings & Reviews

Overall Customer Rating:
97% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (32 out of 33)

Special Features

  • "The Making of Dog Day Afternoon: A 4-Part 30th-Anniversary Documentary": Explore the actual events that inspired the movie, casting, filming, and aftermath
  • Commentary by director Sidney Lumet
  • Vintage featurette "Lumet: Film Maker"
  • Theatrical trailer
  • Closed Captioned


Dog Day Afternoon
Based on a true 1972 story, Sidney Lumet's 1975 drama chronicles a unique bank robbery on a hot summer afternoon in New York City. Shortly before closing time, scheming loser Sonny (Al Pacino) and his slow-witted buddy, Sal (John Cazale), burst into a Brooklyn bank for what should be a run-of-the-mill robbery, but everything goes wrong, beginning with the fact that there is almost no money in the bank. The situation swiftly escalates, as Sonny and Sal take hostages; enough cops to police the tristate area surround the bank; a large Sonny-sympathetic crowd gathers to watch; the media arrive to complete the circus; and police captain Moretti (Charles Durning) tries to negotiate with Sonny while keeping the volatile spectacle under control. When Sonny's lover, Leon (Chris Sarandon), tries to talk Sonny out of the bank, we learn the robbery's motive: to finance Leon's sex-change operation. Sonny demands a plane to escape, but the end is near once menacingly cool FBI agent Sheldon (James Broderick) arrives to take over the negotiations. ~ Lucia Bozzola, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Al Pacino
    Al Pacino - Sonny
  • John Cazale
    John Cazale - Sal
  • Charles Durning
    Charles Durning - N.Y. Detective Moretti
  • Sully Boyar
    Sully Boyar - Bank Manager Mulvaney
  • Chris Sarandon
    Chris Sarandon - Leon

Overall Customer Rating

4.7 (33 Reviews)

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