Dog Day Afternoon is a American crime drama film directed by Sidney Lumet, written by Frank Pierson, and produced by Martin Bregman and Martin Elfand. The film stars Al Pacino, John Cazale, Charles Durning, Chris Sarandon, Penelope Allen, James Broderick, Lance Henriksen, and Carol Kane. The title refers to the sultry "dog days" of scottdwebgraphics.comed by: Martin Bregman, Martin Elfand. Dec 18, · Directed by Sidney Lumet. With Al Pacino, John Cazale, Penelope Allen, Sully Boyar. A man robs a bank to pay for his lover's operation, which turns into a hostage situation and a media circus.8/10(K). Sep 25, · Warner Bros. Home Entertainment just released the 40th anniversary edition of “Dog Day Afternoon.” Sarandon, 73, who is also known to animation fans as Author: Susan King. Wojtowicz's story was used as the basis for the film Dog Day Afternoon (released in ), starring Al Pacino as Wojtowicz (called "Sonny Wortzik" in the film) and John Cazale, one of Pacino's co-stars in The Godfather, as Naturale. Elizabeth Eden, known as "Leon" Born: John Stanley Joseph Wojtowicz, March 9, , . Aug 03, · Al Pacino played a sanitized version of Wojtowicz in “Dog Day Afternoon.” Once he sold the film rights to his story, the money was used for Aron’s scottdwebgraphics.com: Larry Getlen. The film Dog Day Afternoon shows Sonny (the Wojtowicz character) making out a will to give Leon (Eden's character) his life insurance so that even if he were killed, Eden could pay for the operation. The real-life Wojtowicz was paid $, plus 1% of the film's net profits, for the rights to his story, from which he gave Eden enough money to Born: August 19, , New York City, U.S. The original working title was "Boys in the Bank." Director Sidney Lumet hated it because he thought it made the film appear to be a "light, fluffy comedy," and he had it changed to "Dog Day Afternoon." He wanted a title that suggested a hot, stuffy day near the end of the summer. Jan 01, · There's a point midway in "Dog Day Afternoon" when a bank's head teller, held hostage by two very nervous stick-up men, is out in the street with a chance to escape. The cops tell her to run. But, no, she goes back inside the bank with the other tellers, proudly explaining, "My place is /5.
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