Dog Day Afternoon

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Synopsis

  • OSCAR WINNER:
  • Best Original Screenplay
  • From the true story about a Brooklyn bank robbery gone haywire one hot August day comes a gripping, funny Oscar-winning movie capturing star Al Pacino and director Sidney Lumet at the top of their game.

    A desperate and crazed man (Pacino in his Oscar-nominated role), with the help of an accomplice (John Cazale), takes a local Brooklyn bank hostage with plans to rob it in order to pay for his lover's sex-change operation. Lumet also picked up a "Best Director" nod).

    Nominated for six Academy Awards, including "Best Picture," this 1975 box-office hit did win the Oscar for Frank Pierson's memorable screenplay.

    Cast

    Al PacinoSonny
    John CazaleSal
    Charles DurningN.Y. Detective Moretti
    Chris SarandonLeon
    Sully BoyarBank Manager Mulvaney

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