Sonny Wortzik (Al Pacino) attempts to rob a bank with his partner Sal (John Cazale) in Brooklyn, NY. The plan gets botched and the quick bank robbery then turns into a hostage situation. The scene then turns into a media circus as television crews show up at the bank. Sonny does his best to negotiate his way out of the predicament. This film is based on the real life story of John Wojtowicz, who attempted to rob a Chase Manhattan bank in Bay Ridge Brooklyn in 1972. He was trying to get money for his lover Ernest Aron, so he could have a sex change operation.
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The review of this Movie prepared by Bobby Blades
DOG DAY AFTERNOON, based on a true story, is a movie directed by Sidney Lumet in 1975. Academy award for Frank Pierson in the best original screenplay category.
1972, NYC. Two losers, Sonny and Sal, attack a bank in Brooklyn. But the hold-up goes wrong and soon both men are trapped in the bank with the employees. The police and the F.B.I. try to find a solution while Sonny and Sal dream of flying to Algeria with the hostages.
Superb performances of Al Pacino and John Cazale.
The review of this Movie prepared by Daniel Staebler