1975   USA Dog Day Afternoon
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Director:Sidney Lumet
Studio:Artists Entertainment Complex
Writer:P.F. Kluge, Thomas Moore, Frank Pierson, Leslie Waller
IMDb Rating:8.1 (139,500 votes)
Awards:Won 1 Oscar, Another 13 wins & 17 nominations
Genre:Crime, Drama
Duration:125 min
Sidney Lumet  ...  (Director)
P.F. Kluge, Thomas Moore, Frank Pierson, Leslie Waller  ...  (Writer)
Penelope Allen  ...  Sylvia
Sully Boyar  ...  Mulvaney
John Cazale  ...  Sal
Beulah Garrick  ...  Margaret
Carol Kane  ...  Jenny
Sandra Kazan  ...  Deborah
Marcia Jean Kurtz  ...  Miriam
Amy Levitt  ...  Maria
John Marriott  ...  Howard
Estelle Omens  ...  Edna
Al Pacino  ...  Sonny Wortzik
Gary Springer  ...  Stevie
James Broderick  ...  Sheldon
Charles Durning  ...  Moretti
Carmine Foresta  ...  Carmine
Victor J. Kemper  ...  Cinematographer
Dede Allen  ...  Editor
Summary: Based upon a real-life story that happened in the early seventies in which the Chase Manhattan Bank in Gravesend, Brooklyn, was held siege by a gay bank robber determined to steal enough money for his male lover to undergo a sex change operation. On a hot summer afternoon, the First Savings Bank of Brooklyn is held up by Sonny and Sal, two down-and-out characters. Although the bank manager and female tellers agree not to interfere with the robbery, Sonny finds that there's actually nothing much to steal, as most of the cash has been picked up for the day. Sonny then gets an unexpected phone call from Police Captain Moretti, who tells him the place is surrounded by the city's entire police force. Having few options under the circumstances, Sonny nervously bargains with Moretti, demanding safe escort to the airport and a plane out of the country in return for the bank employees' safety.

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