Trailer Tuesday: Dog Day Afternoon

Al Pacino as Sonny Wortzik in 'Dog Day Afternoon', 1975

In September of 1975 Sidney Lumet’s Dog Day Afternoon was released. The film garnered excellent reviews and was based on a LIFE Magazine article describing a Brooklyn bank robbery in 1972. Al Pacino starred in the film as Sonny and John Cazale co-starred in the role of Sal. Dog Day Afternoon won the Academy Award for “Writing – Original Screenplay” for Frank Pierson.

Pacino and Cazale had appeared together a few years earlier in both The Godfather and The Godfather Part II. Sadly, John Cazale died (at age 42, from cancer) in 1978.

Dog Day Afternoon Wiki, IMDb

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