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Dog Day Afternoon full movie is released on Dec 25, 1975. Watch Dog Day Afternoon online - the English Biography movie from United States , which has achieved a worldwide gross of $50,000,000. Dog Day Afternoon is directed by Sidney Lumet and created by Frank Pierson with Penelope Allen and Sully Boyar. Dog Day Afternoon is available online on Tubi TV and Apple iTunes.

Based upon a real-life incident which occurred in August 1972 in which a Chase Manhattan Bank branch in Gravesend, Brooklyn, New York, was held siege by Sonny, a Vietnam veteran turned bank robber determined to steal enough money ($2500) for his "wife" (Leon, a trans woman; the two, were, according to an onscreen TV news report, married in a church by a priest who was defrocked shortly after, although Leon says to the police that Sal is "married and has children") to undergo a sex change operation. (The real life character upon whom Leon is based did, in fact, get the operation.) On a hot summer afternoon, Sonny and two cohort, Stevie and Sal, go to rob the (fictional) First Savings Bank of Brooklyn. Stevie soon gets nervous and flees. Although the bank manager and female tellers agree not to interfere with the robbery, Sonny finds there is not much to steal, as most of the cash has been picked up for the day. Sonny then gets an unexpected phone call from Captain Moretti of the NYPD, who tells him the place is surrounded by the city's entire police force. Having few options under the circumstances, Sonny nervously bargains with Moretti, demanding safe escort to the airport and a plane out of the country in return for the bank employees' safety.

As know as:

Un Après-midi de chien, Ahar Ha-Tzohoraem Shel Poranoot, Pieskie popołudnie, Quel pomeriggio di un giorno da cani, Hundstage

Release Date:

Sep 21, 1975

Release Date (Streaming):

Dec 16, 1997


United States



Stream Service:

Warner Bros. Pictures

Production Companies:

Warner Bros., Artists Entertainment Complex

Official Site:

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Gross worldwide:



Nobody could dream him up. His incredible bank robbery is all the more bizarre...because it's true., This movie was not dreamed up by a screenplay writer. It couldn't have -- not with all the bizarre things that actually happened that day in a real bank, with real hostages and with Sonny Wortzik - the most unreal person who ever wanted to rob a bank., In the middle of a robbery - Pizza for everyone, 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 T.V. 12 hours later, it was all history. And it's all true, In August, 1972, Sonny Wortzik robbed a bank. 250 cops, the F.B.I., 8 hostages and 2,000 onlookers will never forget what took place., The Most Bizarre Bank Siege Ever, Anything can happen during the dog days of summer. On August 22nd, 1972, everything did


Stanley Kauffmann
The New Republic
On the other and substantial hand, most of those segments are very good. If the whole is less than the sum of the parts, if there really is no sum of the parts, those parts those parts are extraordinarily well made.
by rottentomatoes, Jan 08, 2018
Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
Enjoyable and even exciting at the start, Dog Day Afternoon degenerates into frustration and tedium toward nightfall -- an experience no less painful for the audience than for the actors.
by rottentomatoes, Apr 27, 2009
Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
One of Sidney Lumet's best jobs of directing and one of Al Pacino's best performances (as a bisexual bank robber) come together in a populist thriller with lots of New York juice
by rottentomatoes, Apr 27, 2009

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