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      Dog Day Afternoon (R)

      Now playing | 2 hr, 10 min.

      Critic Review: ★★★★ 4/4 stars

      Genre: Crime drama

      When inexperienced criminal Sonny Wortzik (Al Pacino) leads a bank robbery in Brooklyn, things quickly go wrong, and a hos... (read more)

      Dog Day Afternoon Overview

      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.

      Rating
      R

      Audio and movie formats
      Mono

      Awards
      Charles Durning — Nominated for Golden Globe for Best Performance By an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture, 1976
      Al Pacino — Won British Academy of Film & Television Arts for Actor, 1976
      John Cazale — Nominated for Golden Globe for Best Performance By an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture, 1976
      Al Pacino — Nominated for Golden Globe for Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama, 1976
      Chris Sarandon — Nominated for Academy Award for Actor in a Supporting Role, 1975
      Al Pacino — Nominated for Academy Award for Actor, 1975

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      Artists Entertainment Complex

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