Dog Day Afternoon

Poster for the movie "Dog Day Afternoon"
Poster for the movie "Dog Day Afternoon"

Dog Day Afternoon (1975)

R 125 min - Crime, Drama, Thriller - 21 september 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.

Director:  Sidney Lumet
Stars:  Al Pacino, John Cazale, Charles Durning, Chris Sarandon, James Broderick, William Bogert, Penelope Allen, Sully Boyar, Beulah Garrick, Carol Kane, Sandra Kazan, Marcia Jean Kurtz, Amy Levitt, John Marriott, Estelle Omens, Gary Springer, Carmine Foresta, Lance Henriksen, Floyd Levine, Dick Anthony Williams, Dominic Chianese, Marcia Haufrecht, Judith Malina, Susan Peretz, Ron Cummins, Jay Gerber, Philip Charles MacKenzie, Chu Chu Malave, Lionel Pina, Robert Costanzo, Ron Gilbert, Kenneth McMillan, Ed Metzger, Lynette Sheldon, Alan Berger, James Bulleit, Todd Everett, Raymond Serra, Tom Towles

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Storyline

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.


Collections: Sidney Lumet

Tagline: Anything can happen during the dog days of summer. On August 22nd, 1972, everything did.

Genres: Crime, Drama, Thriller

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Language:  English
Release Date:  21 september 1975

Box Office

Budget:  $1.800.000
Revenue:  $46.665.856

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Technical Specs

Runtime:  2 h 05 min