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Dog Day Afternoon 1975

  • Sidney Lumet
  • September 21, 1975
  • 125 mins
  • English
  • Crime, Drama, Thriller
The Most Bizarre Bank Siege Ever.
A man robs a bank to pay for his lover's operation; it turns into a hostage situation and a media circus.


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Dog Day Afternoon tells the story of Sonny and Sal, two guys that robbed a bank in Brooklyn. They had a plan but right after a few minutes after they entered the bank, things went wrong! They made everybody a hostage and the street turned into a big circus full of cops, media and lots of people just to see where that situation was going to end. Very simple story with a great performance by Al Pacino, as usual!

Al Pacino plays Sonny, and Sonny is probably the most insecure and confused bank robber of all time in film! The most interesting fact about the character is that you start to feel empathy for him, you want everything to go well. He is a bank robber and you feel sorry for him.

Overall, is a great thriller with a fantastic lead performance and great supporting performances. At the end it can be very touching. This film is based on true events.

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