A Dog Day Afternoon [DVD] [1975]

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  • Release Date: 10/05/2010
  • Rating: R
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Overview

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
98% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (33 out of 34)

Special Features


  • Commentary by director Sidney Lumet
  • Theatrical trailer
  • Closed Captioned

Synopsis


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



Customer rating

4.7
98%
would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    ACTION COMEDY DRAMA

    Posted
    movieman556

    I bought this movie at a bargain price. I was already familiar with it ,and decided to add it to my collection. It is based on a true story. "DOG DAY AFTERNOON" features a young Al Pacino as "Sonny" and John Cazale as "Sal." John Cazale was an amazing actor, who's career was cut way too short by his untimely death. This is a story about a bank robbery that took place in Brooklyn on a hot summer afternoon (Hence the Title)and should have taken about ten minutes but went awry, and became a big play with the bad guys becoming the stars of the show. You actually begin to like these guys as they hold the police at bay and try to negotiate their way out of this mess. Citizens of New York Cheered them on in front of the police and the News Cameras! After I watched this movie again (after so many years) I jumped on my computer to see what happened to the real life characters up to date!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Every dog has his day

    Posted
    eckoe
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    Dog Day Afternoon is a 1975 American crime drama film directed by Sidney Lumet, written by Frank Pierson and produced by Martin Bregman and Martin Elfand. The film stars Al Pacino, John Cazale, Charles Durning, Chris Sarandon, Penelope Allen, James Broderick, Lance Henriksen and Carol Kane. The title refers to the sultry "dog days" of summer. Based on a true story about a man and partner who robs a bank to pay for his lover's operation. Minutes after, it turns into a hostage situation and a media circus.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Movie, Decent Issue

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    itsterrific
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    The movie is a classic and has great video and audio specs. The new special feature is a tribute to John Cazale. The tribute is fine but is just that. A tribute. An in depth documentary would have been better. Still a worthwhile addition for fans who didn't buy the original release.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Amazing and Exciting Film

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    AndresSalazar
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    This film portrays Al Pacino at his best. The film is exciting with surprises one after another, keeping the audience utterly entertained without requiring huge action scenes. Definetly a must-watch

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Pacino & Lumet

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    Axlpix
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    Saw this in the theater seems like ages ago. So I won't spoil the ending. But will say bank robbery gone wrong. John Cazale wasn't in many movies, but he sure knew how to pick em. Plus a bonus DVD of John Cazale about 40 minutes long.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    one of my favorite movies

    Posted
    lammanjb
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    great movie but the main reason I bought it was for the John Cazale extra which I had seen before. dog day is one of the great 1970 movie but I had not realized it was more than a heist movie. not sure they can make those now...

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A classic

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    warcam2013
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    I remember accidentally discovering this movie when I was younger, and I was instantly hooked. The acting is top-notch....Pacino at his manic best. The late great John Cazale is both sympathetic and menacing. It looks SPECTACULAR on Blu.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Missing ultraviolet code

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    PRcarms
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    I love this movie and purchased this 40th anniversary edition because it was advertised as having digital copy/ultraviolet. However, there was no insert with the ultraviolet code.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend



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