Rent Dog Day Afternoon (1975)

4.0 of 5 from 221 ratings
1h 59min
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Synopsis:
On a hot Brooklyn afternoon, two optimistic losers set out to rob a bank. Sonny (Al Pacino) is the mastermind, Sal (John Cazale) is the follower, and disaster is the result. Because the cops, crowds, TV cameras and even the pizza man have arrived. The "well-planned" heist is now a circus. Based on a true incident, this thriller earned six Academy Award nominations.
Actors:
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Directors:
Producers:
Martin Bregman, Martin Elfand
Writers:
Frank Pierson, P.F. Kluge, Thomas Moore, Leslie Waller
Others:
Frank Pierson, Stephen A. Rotter, James Sabat, Richard Cirincione, Jack Fitzstephens, Sandy Rackow, Richard Vorisek, Dede Allen
Studio:
Warner
Genres:
Classics, Drama, Thrillers
Awards:

1976 BAFTA Best Actor

1976 BAFTA Best Editing

1976 Oscar Best Original Screen Play

BBFC:
Release Date:
25/09/1998
Run Time:
119 minutes
Languages:
English
Subtitles:
Arabic, English, English Hard of Hearing
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Full Screen 1.33:1 / 4:3
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • Production Notes
BBFC:
Release Date:
07/09/2015
Run Time:
124 minutes
Languages:
English, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish
Subtitles:
Brazilian, Cantonese, Castillian, Chinese, English, English Hard of Hearing, French, German, German Hard of Hearing, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Italian, Italian Hard of Hearing, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Spanish, Thai, Turkish
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.85:1
Colour:
Colour
BLU-RAY Regions:
B
Bonus:
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Reviews (4) of Dog Day Afternoon

Excellent film – but a bizarre story! - Dog Day Afternoon review by RP

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08/05/2012

Excellent film – but a bizarre story! Apparently based on real events, the film tells the tale of a bungled bank robbery / hostage taking / media circus one hot summer's afternoon. Sonny (played by Al Pacino) and Sal (played by John Cazale) are first time bank robbers – but find the bank has no money. It then emerges that Sonny (although married with children) wanted the money to pay for his gay partner's sex change operation. And not only his partner, but his 'wife' via a marriage ceremony performed by a later unfrocked Catholic priest. Bizarre! Whatever the storyline, believable or not, it is well told and the direction by Sidney Lumet brings the story to life and the acting is uniformly excellent throughout. The screenplay won an Oscar and Pacino won a BAFTA for Best Actor – it's that good. 4/5 stars - highly recommended.

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Utterly amazing - Dog Day Afternoon review by JD

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30/09/2013

This is a gem worth finding. I had never heard of this film before but I wish someone had recommended it before. I had never seen such dark humour until recently (7 psychopaths etc). It very nearly becomes slapstick early on but Al Pacino, who is always good, is totally f*****g stella. He transforms it into comedy of such deep dimensions I was amazed there was anything like this in 1975. This is the saddest most agonising, laugh out loud film you will ever see.

2 out of 2 members found this review helpful.

Mega - Dog Day Afternoon review by BE

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17/09/2017

A wonderful watch with the ever excellent Al Pacino taking the lead as bank robber 'Sonny' Wortzik in this non fiction presentation.

I checked out the real life story after seeing the movie and found the scenario/characters even more bizarre than the movie. Although over 40 years old, the movie still looks fresh today. Thoroughly recommend.

0 out of 0 members found this review helpful.

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