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Dog Day Afternoon [Blu-ray] [1975]

Release Date:04/10/2007

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    Overall Customer Rating:
    97% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (33 out of 34)

    Special Features

    • The Making of Dog Day Afternoon: 4-part documentary exploring the actual events that inspired the movie, casting, filming and aftermath
    • Commentary by director Sidney Lumet
    • Vintage featurette Lumet: Film Maker
    • Theatrical trailer


    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

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