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Dog Day Afternoon
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Director:
Writers:
Frank Pierson (screenplay)
P.F. Kluge (based upon a magazine article by) ...
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Release Date:
25 December 1975 (USA) See more »
Tagline:
Nobody could dream him up. His incredible bank robbery is all the more bizarre...because it's true. See more »
Plot:
A man robs a bank to pay for his lover's operation; it turns into a hostage situation and a media circus. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
Won Oscar. Another 15 wins & 17 nominations See more »
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User Reviews:
Brilliant, Funny, Touching Film. See more (271 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Penelope Allen ... Sylvia
Sully Boyar ... Mulvaney

John Cazale ... Sal
Beulah Garrick ... Margaret

Carol Kane ... Jenny
Sandra Kazan ... Deborah

Marcia Jean Kurtz ... Miriam

Amy Levitt ... Maria
John Marriott ... Howard
Estelle Omens ... Edna

Al Pacino ... Sonny

Gary Springer ... Stevie

James Broderick ... Sheldon

Charles Durning ... Moretti
Carmine Foresta ... Carmine

Lance Henriksen ... Murphy
Floyd Levine ... Phone Cop

Dick Anthony Williams ... Limo Driver

Dominic Chianese ... Father

Marcia Haufrecht ... Neighbor

Judith Malina ... Mother

Susan Peretz ... Angie

Chris Sarandon ... Leon
William Bogert ... TV Anchorman
Ron Cummins ... TV Reporter
Jay Gerber ... Sam

Philip Charles MacKenzie ... Doctor

Chu Chu Malave ... Maria's Boyfriend

Lionel Pina ... Pizza Boy
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Alan Berger ... Lout (uncredited)
James Bulleit ... Sgt. Gillis (uncredited)

Robert Costanzo ... New York Policeman (uncredited)

David Daniel ... Street Crowd Member (uncredited)
Michael DeBiase ... Street Crowd Member (uncredited)
Fabrizio DiGiacomo ... Shawon Wojtowicz (uncredited)
Todd Everett ... Cop (uncredited)
Richard Garrick ... Ambulance Driver (uncredited)

Ron Gilbert ... Detective (uncredited)
Paul E. Guskin ... Police Sergeant (uncredited)
Jennifer Lanzisero ... Dawn Wojtowicz (uncredited)
Tony Lip ... Cop at JFK (uncredited)

Kenneth McMillan ... Commissioner (uncredited)
John Meeks ... Police Officer (uncredited)

Ed Metzger ... Sgt. Murray (uncredited)
Thomas Murphy ... Policeman with Angie (uncredited)

Harrison Ressler ... Crowd (uncredited)
Samantha Rodewald ... Child in Stroller (uncredited)
Raymond Serra ... New York Plainclothes Cop (uncredited)

Lynette Sheldon ... Sadie (uncredited)

Tom Towles ... Cop (uncredited)

Directed by
Sidney Lumet 
 
Writing credits
Frank Pierson (screenplay)

P.F. Kluge (based upon a magazine article by) and
Thomas Moore (based upon a magazine article by)

Leslie Waller  book (uncredited)

Produced by
Martin Bregman .... producer
Martin Elfand .... producer
Robert Greenhut .... associate producer
 
Cinematography by
Victor J. Kemper (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Dede Allen 
 
Casting by
Michael Chinich 
Don Phillips 
 
Production Design by
Charles Bailey 
 
Art Direction by
Douglas Higgins  (as Doug Higgins)
 
Set Decoration by
Robert Drumheller 
 
Costume Design by
Anna Hill Johnstone 
 
Makeup Department
Philip Leto .... hairdresser
Reginald Tackley .... makeup artist
Max Henriquez .... assistant makeup artist (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Burtt Harris .... assistant director
Alan Hopkins .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Stanley Cappiello .... scenic artist
Joseph M. Caracciolo .... propmaster (as Joe Caracciolo)
Carlos Quiles .... chief carpenter
Joe Williams Sr. .... construction grip (as Joseph Williams)
 
Sound Department
Richard P. Cirincione .... sound editor (as Richard Cirincione)
Jack Fitzstephens .... sound editor
Sanford Rackow .... sound editor
Stephen A. Rotter .... sound editor
James Sabat .... sound mixer
Dick Vorisek .... rerecording supervisor (as Richard Vorisek)
Hal Levinsohn .... assistant sound editor (uncredited)
Robert Rogow .... boom operator (uncredited)
Mel Zelniker .... adr recordist (uncredited)
 
Stunts
A.J. Bakunas .... stunts (uncredited)
Tom O'Connor .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
James Finnerty .... key grip
Muky .... stills
Richard Quinlan .... gaffer
Fred Schuler .... camera operator
Jack Brown .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Ron Zarilla .... assistant camera (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Clifford Capone .... wardrobe supervisor (as Cliff Capone)
Peggy Farrell .... wardrobe supervisor
 
Editorial Department
Angelo Corrao .... assistant editor
 
Location Management
Martin Danzig .... location manager
 
Other crew
B.J. Bjorkman .... script supervisor
Frank Aldrich .... voice (uncredited)
Clinton Allmon .... voice (uncredited)
Janet Coleman .... voice (uncredited)
Anthony Crupi .... voice (uncredited)
Cassandra Danz .... voice (uncredited)
Douglas Dean III .... production assistant (uncredited)
David Dozer .... voice (uncredited)
Lee Dupree .... voice (uncredited)
Allan Eisenman .... voice (uncredited)
Robert Fields .... voice (uncredited)
Lois Kramer Hartwick .... production coordinator (uncredited)
Joe Seneca .... voice (uncredited)
Raymond Serra .... voice (uncredited)
Ben Slack .... voice (uncredited)
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Dog Day" - International (English title) (informal short title)
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Runtime:
125 min | Finland:131 min (1975)
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Language:
Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Certification:
Argentina:18 | Australia:M | Brazil:14 | Canada:PG (Manitoba) | Canada:R (Ontario) | Canada:13+ (Quebec) | Finland:K-16 | Germany:12 (re-rating) (2006) | Italy:VM14 | Netherlands:MG6 | Netherlands:12 (original rating) | New Zealand:R18 (orginal rating) | New Zealand:M (re-rating) (2006) | Norway:15 | Norway:16 (1976) | Peru:18 | Portugal:M/18 | Singapore:PG | South Korea:15 | Sweden:15 | UK:X (original rating) | UK:15 (video rating) (1987) (1998) | USA:R (certificate #24129) | West Germany:16 (original rating)
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Charles Durning spent much of the shoot commuting from the set of this film in New York to the set of Robert Wise's The Hindenburg (1975) in Los Angeles. Both Wise and Sidney Lumet would talk beforehand and agree on what days they needed the actor.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When the doctor speaks to Sonny after his phone conversation with Leon, he begins to reach for the phone in one shot, but in the next his arms are at his side. It is in the second shot that he reaches when he is supposed to.See more »
Quotes:
Sal:What'd he say?
Sonny:He was talkin' about arrangements . we were talkin' about the TV.
Sal:Why couldn't he talk about that here?
Sonny:He was showin' me how the airport bus is comin' in, like that, Sal.
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Soundtrack:
Easy Livin'See more »

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24 out of 29 people found the following review useful.
Brilliant, Funny, Touching Film., 7 January 2005
Author: yearspew from United States

Personally, this is one of the most touching films I've seen.

The acting is superb, both Al Pacino and John Cazale deliver outstanding and memorable performances as the unexperienced bank robbers Sonny Wortzik and Sal.

I should highlight the late John Cazale's performance of Sal, a character that says more with his face than he does with dialogue. Perhaps the most realistic character ever portrayed on film.

Al Pacino as usual delivers a great performance as was nominated for an Academy Award playing the role of Sonny.

This is a very entertaining film, filled with humor, social issues and moral issues, definitely a must-watch.

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