Dog day afternoon

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Based on a true 1972 story, Sidney Lumet's 1975 drama chronicles a unique bank robbery on a hot summer afternoon in New York City. Shortly before closing time, scheming loser Sonny (Al Pacino) and his slow-witted buddy, Sal (John Cazale), burst into a Brooklyn bank for what should be a run-of-the-mill robbery, but everything goes wrong, beginning with the fact that there is almost no money in the bank. The situation swiftly escalates, as Sonny and Sal take hostages; enough cops to police the tristate area surround the bank; a large Sonny-sympathetic crowd gathers to watch; the media arrive to complete the circus; and police captain Moretti (Charles Durning) tries to negotiate with Sonny while keeping the volatile spectacle under control. When Sonny's lover, Leon (Chris Sarandon), tries to talk Sonny out of the bank, we learn the robbery's motive: to finance Leon's sex-change operation. Sonny demands a plane to escape, but the end is near once menacingly cool FBI agent Sheldon (James Broderick) arrives to take over the negotiations. ~ Lucia Bozzola, Rovi
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Grouped Work ID 278ec508-aa41-e8e3-b840-f36dbeab1baa
Grouping Title dog day afternoon
Grouping Author artists entertainment complex
Grouping Category movie
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auth_author2 Bregman, Martin, 1926-2018,, Broderick, James,, Cazale, John, 1936-1978,, Durning, Charles, 1923-2012,, Elfand, Martin,, Kemper, Victor J., 1927-, Lumet, Sidney, 1924-2011,, Pacino, Al, 1940-, Pierson, Frank R.,, Sarandon, Chris,
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display_description The story of a botched bank robbery that occurred August 22, 1972 in Brooklyn, New York and turned into a bizarre hostage situation lasting all day. The lead robber wishes to obtain funding for a sex-change operation for his gay lover.
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publishDate 2010
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subject_facet Bank robberies, Bank robberies -- New York (State) -- New York -- Drama, Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.) -- Drama, Crime films, Drama, Feature films, Feature films -- United States, Fiction films, Gay couples, Gay couples -- Drama, Hostage negotiations, Hostage negotiations -- Drama, Hostages, Hostages -- Drama, Mass media and crime, Mass media and crime -- Drama, New York (State) -- New York, New York (State) -- New York -- Brooklyn, Sex change, Sex change -- Drama, Video recordings for the hearing impaired
title_display Dog day afternoon
title_full Dog day afternoon / Warner Bros Pictures ; an Artists Entertainment Complex production ; screenplay by Frank Pierson ; produced by Martin Bregman and Martin Elfand ; directed by Sidney Lumet
title_short Dog day afternoon
topic_facet Bank robberies, Gay couples, Hostage negotiations, Hostages, Mass media and crime, Sex change
upc 883929151233