Dog Day Afternoon (DVD)
True story about a bank robbery gone haywire one hot August day when two optimistic losers attempt to rob a Brooklyn bank. One of the finest films of the 1970s, starring Al Pacino.
The robbery should have taken 10 minutes. 4 hours later, the bank was like a circus sideshow. 8 hours later, it was the hottest thing on live TV. 12 hours later, it was all history. And it’s all true.
A bisexual man, Sonny (Pacino), to finance a sex-change operation for his transvestite lover (Chris Sarandon), robs the First Savings Bank of Brooklyn with his moronic friend Sal (John Cazale).
Police, headed by Moretti (Charles Durning), surround the bank and hold the thieves inside who, in turn, hold employees and customers as hostages. Through it all Sonny carries on endless phone conversations with his obese wife (Peretz), his lover, and assorted police and FBI officials.
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