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Dog Day Afternoon
The Most Bizarre Bank Siege Ever.
A man robs a bank to pay for his lover's operation; it turns into a hostage situation and a media circus.
Based on a true story, filmed majorly in a single location & riding on the strength of its two sensational performances, Dog Day Afternoon is a firmly crafted, expertly narrated, briskly paced & accurately portrayed cinema that is much more than a robbery gone wrong story for it also tries to capture various issues prevalent in 1970s America with its anti-establishment tone.
Set in Brooklyn during the early 70s, Dog Day Afternoon tells the story of a first-time crook who along with his friend decides to rob a bank but their plan goes awry from the very start when they arrive at the bank after the daily cash pickup. However, with the arrival of police, the whole scenario inadvertently turns into a…
"I'm a Catholic and I don't wanna hurt anyone!"
I was slightly sad about rewatching Dog Day Afternoon because in doing a bit of reading about it, I discovered that Charles Durning died last Christmas Eve, a fact that I had not been aware of.
I'm not even sure how that news evaded me, and I was quite upset about it as he is unquestionably one of my favourite actors. He was probably never better than when he argues himself hoarse in the street after Al Pacino catches some cops trying to sneak in through the back window of the bank here. It perhaps just about pips him smashing Jack Kehoe's face into a table in…
This film is difficult for me to review as I've seen Al Pacino at his best! Example: Scarface! Nobody has to tell me how good Pacino is! Whenever I come across a film with Pacino in it it just screams high caliber film!
Unfortunately I felt the film wasn't so much a film about complex real life individuals whom find themselves at a critical crossroad in their lives as it was quite simply a vehicle to show off Pacino's acting abilities!
Think about it... did we really come any closer to knowing and understanding Sonny and Sal's motivations or even whom they really were before the bumbled bank heist! Did we even come close to understanding homosexuality or the plight…
Dog Day Afternoon is the fourth five star masterpiece I've experienced from the late great Sidney Lumet. It's inspired by a true story documented in a 1972 article about a botched bank robbery in Brooklyn. Al Pacino plays Sonny Wortzik, the amateur criminal purely motivated by the pressure he feels to pay for his boyfriend's sexual reassignment surgery and support his ex-wife and two children. He is originally joined by John Cazale as Sal and another guy named Stevie, but Stevie backs out early on.
Everything that could possibly go wrong, does. The hostages feel comfortable enough with Sonny and Sal that they ask politely for minor comforts and end up forming a makeshift…
Dog Day Afternoon paints a portrait of a sick world. A world where a man is admired for holding a gun to the head of ten innocent women but is mocked for being a faggot.
A world where police can barely restrain a TV-addicted crowd hungry for bloodshed as they stifle their enthusiasm for violent turmoil. A world where an overweight fish-wife cries desperately over the phone to her homosexual husband whose life is about to expire for ratings. A world where a desperate, good man is pitted against another desperate good man amidst a sea of onlookers determined to cheer for blood. A world that celebrates the criminal and punishes the weak minority. A world that wants for nothing…
A masterpiece of director Sidney Lumet, which led to the big screen the true story of a famous robbery.
Sometimes, the simplest concept can provide to be the most compelling and interesting. It’s something director Sidney Lumet succeeded in before with 12 Angry Men and tries his hand at again with Dog Day Afternoon, which has to be the simplest heist movie of all time. Yet like 12 Angry Men, it’s out of that simplicity that the complexity emerges, creating an interesting pallet of characters, ideas and conflicts.
Based on a true story that took place in August 22, 1972, meet Sonny (Al Pacino) and Sal (John Cazale), two ordinary men who simply walk into a bank and rob without…
When I'm being fucked, I like to get kissed a lot.
"The guy who kills me... I hope he does it because he hates my guts, not because it's his job."
Sonny: No, I don't want to be paid, I don't need to be paid. Look, I'm here with my partner and nine other people, see. And we're dying, man. You know? You're going to see our brains on the sidewalk, they're going to spill our guts out. Now are you going to show that on television? Have all your housewives look at that? Instead of As The World Turns? I mean what do you got for me? I want something for that.
Based on a true story this is one of the most real movies of the 1970’s. This is one of those movies that sticks with you, it was part of the new wave of the new generation of…
A bizarre true story is made into a fantastic movie. Pacino may be the star, but so many of the supporting players also get a chance to shine. It will suck you in within the first 5 minutes, and keep you riveted until the very end.
John Q would've benefited from trying to be more like this movie.
Pacino is phenomenal in this!
it's okay i liked it al pacino is really cute and there's a character named sal so 10/10
I started watching this a couple days ago for Al Pacino's birthday, but then I started singing to my roommate about how much I loved her and it took me 3 extra days to finish this
Al Pacino interpreta a Sonny, un ladrón poco experimentado decidido a robar un banco de Brooklyn junto a su compañero Sal (John Cazale). Sin embargo, el robo sale mal y ambos quedan atrapados en el banco junto al resto de rehenes. Empiezan a negociar con la policía y rápidamente el atraco al banco se convierte en un espectáculo para la prensa y la televisión y para los curiosos que se agolpan en la entrada.
El robo no sale como los ladrones esperan, y debido a su inexperiencia y poca autoridad, los rehenes acaban tomándose el atraco como algo sin importancia, pasando el tiempo, sin preocupaciones, incluso divirtiéndose en algunos momentos. Sonny (Al Pacino), a través de numerosas llamadas telefónicas, tiene…