Dog Day Afternoon 1975
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Dog Day Afternoon 1975
Anything can happen during the dog days of summer. On August 22nd, 1972, everything did
Plot: A man robs a bank to pay for his lover's operation; it turns into a hostage situation and a media circus.
Story: Based upon a real-life story that happened in the early seventies in which the Chase Manhattan Bank in Flatbush, 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.
Did you know: The original working title was "Boys in the Bank." Director Sidney Lumet hated it because he thought it made the film appear to be a "light, fluffy comedy," and he had it changed to "Dog Day Afternoon."
Release date: 21 September 1975
User Votes: 8.1
Countries: USA,
Genres: Crime, Drama,
MPAA Rating: Dog Da
Runtime: 125 minutes
Oscars: None
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