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The Dog (2013)

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A documentary portrait of the late John Wojtowicz, whose attempted robbery of a Brooklyn bank to finance his male lover's sex-reassignment surgery was the real-life inspiration for Dog Day Afternoon (1975).
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Credited cast:
John Wojtowicz ... Himself
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Carmen Bifulco Carmen Bifulco ... Herself
Jeremy Bowker ... (voice)
Liz Debbie Eden Liz Debbie Eden ... Herself
George Heath George Heath ... Himself
Bob Kappstatter Bob Kappstatter ... Himself
Eugene Lowenkopf Eugene Lowenkopf ... Himself (as Dr. Eugene Lowenkopf)
P.S. Mueller P.S. Mueller ... (voice)
Jeremiah Newton Jeremiah Newton ... Himself
Stan Thaler Stan Thaler ... Himself
Richard Wandel Richard Wandel ... Himself
Randolfe Wicker Randolfe Wicker ... Himself (as Randy Wicker)
Theresa Basso Wojtowicz Theresa Basso Wojtowicz ... Herself
Tony Wojtowicz Tony Wojtowicz ... Himself


Coming of age in the 1960s, John Wojtowicz libido was unrestrained even by the libertine standards of the era, with multiple wives and lovers, both women and men. In August 1972, he attempted to rob a Brooklyn bank to finance his lover's sex-reassignment surgery, resulting in a fourteen-hour hostage situation that was broadcast live on television. Three years later, John was portrayed by Al Pacino as 'Sonny'

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Release Date:

15 August 2014 (USA) See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$12,431, 8 August 2014, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$44,532, 10 October 2014
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1.78 : 1
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A Gay Love Story About A Self-Obsessed Pervert Who Hates Al Pacino
20 August 2014 | by spguagliSee all my reviews

Some people will do anything to get attention. John Wojtowicz - whose "dramatic love story" inspired "Dog Day Afternoon" starring Al Pacino - blurs the line between a man who would do anything for love and a man who would do anything for a great story to impress people with.

"The Dog" documents the love life of the late John Wojtowicz (March 9, 1945 - January 2, 2006), a man who is not afraid to say what he thinks - and what he feels. He describes his first gay experience in great detail (while he was a self-proclaimed Republican in the army), and has no shame in revealing his deep sexual hunger - for men, for women, for trans people. It made little difference.

Read my full review here: http://tinyurl.com/orrbgdk

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