Dog Day Afternoon

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When inexperienced criminal Sonny Wortzik (Al Pacino) leads a bank robbery in Brooklyn, things quickly go wrong, and a hostage situation develops. As Sonny and his accomplice, Sal Naturile (John Cazale), try desperately to remain in control, a media circus develops and the FBI arrives, creating even more tension. Gradually, Sonny's surprising motivations behind the robbery are revealed, and his standoff with law enforcement moves toward its inevitable end.

Release details

Rated: R
Release date: Sunday September 21 1975
Duration: 130 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Sidney Lumet
Screenwriter: Frank R Pierson
Cast: Al Pacino
John Cazale
Sully Boyar
Penelope Allen
Beulah Garrick
Carol Kane
Charles Durning
James Broderick
Chris Sarandon
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