Dog Day Afternoon

(1975)

Genres: Crime, Drama

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About Dog Day Afternoon

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To get money for his gay lover's sex-change operation, Sonny (Al Pacino) -- who's married with kids -- teams up with Sal (John Cazale) to rob a New York bank on a scorching-hot summer day. The stickup goes awry when the press gets wind of the circus sideshow-esque story. Chris Sarandon, Charles Durning and James Broderick co-star in this classic Sidney Lumet-directed film based on an actual event from the 1970s.

Cast: Al Pacino, John Cazale, Charles Durning, James Broderick, Chris Sarandon, Sully Boyar, Penelope Allen, Marcia Jean Kurtz, Carol Kane, Lance Henriksen

Director: Sidney Lumet

Release Year: 1975

Length: 124 minutes

Rating: R

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