Dog Day Afternoon

Dog Day Afternoon

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Sidney Lumet's classic crime drama centred on a bank robbery that goes terribly wrong and catapults into a police standoff, triggering a media frenzy. Loosely based on real events. Stars Al Pacino. More

Two gay Brooklyn men, Sonny (Pacino) and Sal (John Cazale), attempt a quick-and-loose bank heist, armed with rifles. But despite the cooperation of the staff, they soon discover the vault is near empty. Before long, the street is swarming with cops, the public and the media.

Writer Frank Pierson won an Oscar for his script.

1975Rating: M, Medium level coarse language, Medium level violence125 minsUSA
DramaTrue Story & BiographyClassic
Sidney Lumet ('12 Angry Men', 'Fail-Safe', 'Network', 'The Wiz', 'Before the Devil Knows You're Dead')
Frank Pierson
Al PacinoJohn CazaleCharles DurningChris SarandonSully BoyarPenelope Allen

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Dog Day Afternoon | Awards

Award Winner
Best Original Screenplay at the 1976 Academy Awards.

Dog Day Afternoon | Reviews

96%51 reviews

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

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The New York Times

The New York Times

It's beautifully acted by performers who appear to have grown up on the city's sidewalks in the heat and hopelessness of an endless midsummer.

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Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

But Lumet's film is also a study of a fascinating character: Sonny, the bank robber who takes charge, played by Al Pacino as a compulsive and most complex man.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

Pacino simmers in this daring and brilliantly constructed treatise on the many facets of a crime.

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Dog Day Afternoon | Release Details

Dog Day Afternoon is available to stream in Australia now on Google Play and Apple TV and Ritz at Home and Prime Video Store.