Dog Day Afternoon
Director: Sidney Lumet Run Time: 125 min. Format: DCP Rating: R Release Year: 1975
Starring: Al Pacino, John Cazale, Carol Kane, Penelope Allen, James Broderick, Charles Durning
Inspired by the true story of a bank robbery in Brooklyn, Dog Day Afternoon chronicles how an inexperienced criminal named Sonny Wortzik turns a bank robbery into a developing hostage situation. As Sonny and his accomplice, Sal Naturile, try desperately to remain in control, a media circus develops and the FBI arrives, creating even more tension. Gradually, Sonny’s surprising motivations behind the robbery are revealed and his standoff with law enforcement moves toward its inevitable end.