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Dog Day Afternoon ()


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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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  • Won 1 Oscar. Another 13 wins & 19 nominations.
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Sylvia
Sully Boyar ...
Mulvaney
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Sal
Beulah Garrick ...
Margaret
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Jenny
Sandra Kazan ...
Deborah
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Miriam
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Maria
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Howard
Estelle Omens ...
Edna
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Sonny
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Stevie
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Sheldon
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Moretti
Carmine Foresta ...
Carmine
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Murphy
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Phone Cop
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Limo Driver
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Father
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Neighbor
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Mother
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Angie
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Leon
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TV Anchorman
Ron Cummins ...
TV Reporter
Jay Gerber ...
Sam
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Doctor
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Maria's Boyfriend
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Pizza Boy
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Alan Berger ...
Lout (uncredited)
James Bulleit ...
Sgt. Gillis (uncredited)
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New York Policeman (uncredited)
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Street Crowd Member (uncredited)
Michael DeBiase ...
Street Crowd Member (uncredited)
Fabrizio DiGiacomo ...
Shawon Wojtowicz (uncredited)
Todd Everett ...
Cop (uncredited)
Richard Garrick ...
Ambulance Driver (uncredited)
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Detective (uncredited)
Paul E. Guskin ...
Police Sergeant (uncredited)
Jennifer Lanzisero ...
Dawn Wojtowicz (uncredited)
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Cop at JFK (uncredited)
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Commissioner (uncredited)
John Meeks ...
Police Officer (uncredited)
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Sgt. Murray (uncredited)
Thomas Murphy ...
Policeman with Angie (uncredited)
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Crowd (uncredited)
Samantha Rodewald ...
Child in Stroller (uncredited)
Raymond Serra ...
New York Plainclothes Cop (uncredited)
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Sadie (uncredited)
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Cop (uncredited)

Directed by

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Sidney Lumet

Written by

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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)

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Martin Bregman ... producer
Martin Elfand ... producer
Robert Greenhut ... associate producer

Cinematography by

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Victor J. Kemper ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Dede Allen

Editorial Department

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Angelo Corrao ... assistant editor

Casting By

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Michael Chinich
Don Phillips

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Charles Bailey

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Douglas Higgins ... (as Doug Higgins)

Set Decoration by

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Robert Drumheller

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Anna Hill Johnstone

Makeup Department

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Philip Leto ... hairdresser
Reginald Tackley ... makeup artist
Max Henriquez ... assistant makeup artist (uncredited)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Burtt Harris ... assistant director
Alan Hopkins ... second assistant director

Art Department

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Stanley Cappiello ... scenic artist
Joseph M. Caracciolo ... propmaster (as Joe Caracciolo)
Carlos Quiles ... chief carpenter
Joe Williams Sr. ... construction grip (as Joseph Williams)
Bill Gold ... poster designer (uncredited)

Sound Department

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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

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A.J. Bakunas ... stunts (uncredited)
Tom O'Connor ... stunts (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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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

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Clifford Capone ... wardrobe supervisor (as Cliff Capone)
Peggy Farrell ... wardrobe supervisor

Location Management

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Martin Danzig ... location manager

Other crew

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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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Plot Summary

Based upon a real-life story that happened in the early seventies in which the Chase Manhattan Bank in Gravesend, Brooklyn, was held siege by a bank robber determined to steal enough money for his male lover to undergo a sex change operation. On a hot summer afternoon, the First Savings Bank of Brooklyn is held up by Sonny and Sal, two down-and-out characters. Although the bank manager and female tellers agree not to interfere with the robbery, Sonny finds that there's actually nothing much to steal, as most of the cash has been picked up for the day. Sonny then gets an unexpected phone call from Police Captain Moretti, who tells him the place is surrounded by the city's entire police force. Having few options under the circumstances, Sonny nervously bargains with Moretti, demanding safe escort to the airport and a plane out of the country in return for the bank employees' safety. Written by alfiehitchie

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Taglines Nobody could dream him up. His incredible bank robbery is all the more bizarre...because it's true. See more »
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Also Known As
  • Dog Day (World-wide, English title)
  • Un après-midi de chien (France)
  • Hundstage (Germany)
  • Tarda negra (Spain, Catalan title)
  • Tarde de perros (Spain)
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Runtime
  • 125 min
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Budget $1,800,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

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Trivia Sal berates one of the bank tellers for smoking, saying he doesn't smoke because "I don't want to get the cancer." John Cazale, a heavy smoker, died from lung cancer three years later. See more »
Goofs In 1972, NYC police squad cars were dark green and white, not blue and white which debuted about two years later. See more »
Movie Connections Edited into Final Cut: Ladies and Gentlemen (2012). See more »
Soundtracks Amoreena See more »
Crazy Credits Opening credits prologue: What you are about to see is true - It happened in Brooklyn, New York on August 22, 1972. See more »
Quotes Sonny: Is there any special country you wanna go to?
Sal: Wyoming.
Sonny: Sal, Wyoming's not a country.
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