Dog Day Afternoon (1975)

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Based on the true story of would-be Brooklyn bank robbers John Wojtowicz and Salvatore Naturale. Sonny and Sal attempt a bank heist which quickly turns sour and escalates into a hostage situation and stand-off with the police. As Sonny's motives for the robbery are slowly revealed and things become more complicated, the heist turns into a media circus.

Rotten Tomatoes: Certified Fresh 95% / Audience 90%

Rated R,  2 hr 30 mins

GENRES
Crime • Drama • Thriller
DIRECTION
Sidney Lumet
CAST
Al Pacino  •  John Cazale  •  Charles Durning  •  Chris Sarandon

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CAST & CHARACTERS
Al Pacino Sonny
John Cazale Sal
Charles Durning Det. Sgt. Eugene Moretti
Chris Sarandon Leon
James Broderick Sheldon
William Bogert TV Anchorman
Penelope Allen Sylvia
Sully Boyar Mulvaney
Beulah Garrick Margaret
Carol Kane Jenny
Sandra Kazan Deborah
Marcia Jean Kurtz Miriam