Dog Day Afternoon Poster

Release Date: April 2nd, 1997

DVD Release Date: December 17th, 1997

R|2 hr 10 min

Plot Summary
When inexperienced criminal Sonny Wortzik (Al Pacino) leads a bank robbery in Brooklyn, things quickly go wrong, and a hostage situation develops. As Sonny and his accomplice, Sal Naturile (John Cazale), try desperately to remain in control, a media circus develops and the FBI arrives, creating even more tension. Gradually, Sonny's surprising motivations behind the robbery are revealed, and his standoff with law enforcement moves toward its inevitable end.

Cast: Al Pacino, John Cazale, Charles Durning, Chris Sarandon, Sully Boyar, James Broderick, Penelope Allen, Carol Kane

Director: Sidney Lumet

Genres: Crime drama

Production Co: Artists Entertainment Complex

Distributors: Warner Bros. Pictures

Keywords: 1970s, Forbidden love, Escape, Tense, Emotional, Wife, Witty, Quest, Love triangle, New York City

Awards

Winner Film Editing
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1975)
Nominated Best Director - Motion Picture
Nominated Film Editing
Nominated Best Screenplay - Motion Picture
Nominated Film
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1975)
Nominated Actor
Nominated Best Motion Picture - Drama
Nominated Direction
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1975)
Nominated Best Picture
Nominated Soundtrack
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1975)
Nominated Actor in a Supporting Role
Winner Actor
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1975)
Nominated Screenplay
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1975)
Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama
Winner Writing (Original Screenplay)
Nominated Directing