Dog Day Afternoon (1975) (Tv Show)

Dog Day Afternoon (1975)

Dog Day Afternoon (1975)
A man robs a bank to pay for his lover's operation; it turns into a hostage situation and a media circus.


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 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.


Penelope Allen, Sully Boyar, John Cazale, Beulah Garrick, Carol Kane, Sandra Kazan, Marcia Jean Kurtz, Amy Levitt, John Marriott, Estelle Omens, Al Pacino, Gary Springer, James Broderick, Charles Durning, Carmine Foresta


Director: Sidney Lumet
Writers: Frank Pierson (screenplay), P.F. Kluge (based upon a magazine article by)
Genres: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Certificate: R
Country: USA
Language: English
Release Date: 25 December 1975 (USA)
Also Known As: Tarde de perros

Dog Day Afternoon (1975)

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