Dog Day Afternoon Movie Review 1975

Information and Film Reviews for Dog Day Afternoon the Movie

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4.0 4.0 from 1 reviews

Based on a true story, this taut, yet fantastic thriller centers on a bi-sexual and his slow-witted buddy who rob a bank to obtain money to fund a sex change operation for the ringleader's lover. Pacino is breathtaking in his role as the frustrated robber, caught in a trap of his own devising. Very controversial for its language and subject matter when released, it nevertheless became a huge success. Director Lumet keeps up the pace, fills the screen with pathos without gross sentiment.

Distribution

Warner Home Video, Inc., 5775 Linder Canyon Rd., Westlake Village, CA 91362, URL: http://whv.warnerbros.com, Remarks: Does not handle retail queries from consumers; contact your local video distributor.

Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 124 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Genres
Mystery & Suspense, Hostage!, Terrorism, Sanity Check, True Stories, Top Grossing Films of 1975, Sex & Sexuality, Bisexuality, New York, New York
Screenplay
Frank Pierson
Cast
Dominic Chianese, Al Pacino, John Cazale, Charles Durning, James Broderick, Chris Sarandon, Carol Kane, Lance Henriksen, Dick Williams
Cinematography
Victor Kemper
Director
Sidney Lumet

Awards

Oscars 1975: Orig. Screenplay; British Acad. 1975: Actor (Pacino); Natl. Bd. of Review 1975: Support. Actor (Durning); Writers Guild 1975: Orig. Screenplay.

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