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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 15
Cast
Al Pacino
John Cazale
Charles Durning
Directors
Sidney Lumet
Screenwriters
Frank Pierson
Running Time
124 minutes

Dog Day Afternoon
Inspired by the 1972 Darwin award nominated bank robbery.


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Dog Day Afternoon

Plot
On a hot day in New York, three men set out to rob a bank. It's supposed to take ten minutes, but things start going wrong from the beginning when one of them bails at the last minute. Four hours later, the bank is surrounded by police, a media circus, and crowds of well wishers.


Verdict
Pacino simmers in this daring and brilliantly constructed treatise on the many facets of a crime.


Reviewed by Adam Smith

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