Dog Day Afternoon

Dog Day Afternoon (1975)

Anything can happen during the dog days of summer. On August 22nd, 1972, everything did.

  • Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
  • Release Date: 1975-09-21
  • User Rating: 7.8/10 from 2835 ratings
  • Runtime: 2h 5min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Artists Entertainment Complex
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director: Sidney Lumet
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From 2,835 Ratings


Based on the true story of would-be Brooklyn bank robbers John Wojtowicz and Salvatore Naturile. Sonny and Sal attempt a bank heist which quickly turns sour and escalates into a hostage situation and stand-off with the police. As Sonny's motives for the robbery are slowly revealed and things become more complicated, the heist turns into a media circus.

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  • Al Pacino

    as Sonny Wortzik
  • John Cazale

    as Salvatore 'Sal' Naturile
  • Charles Durning

    as Det. Sgt. Eugene Moretti
  • Chris Sarandon

    as Leon Shermer
  • James Broderick

    as Agent Sheldon
  • William Bogert

    as TV Anchorman
  • Penelope Allen

    as Sylvia 'Mouth'
  • Sully Boyar

    as Mulvaney
  • Beulah Garrick

    as Margaret
  • Carol Kane

    as Jenny 'The Squirrel'
  • Sandra Kazan

    as Deborah
  • Marcia Jean Kurtz

    as Miriam
  • Amy Levitt

    as Maria
  • John Marriott

    as Howard Calvin
  • Estelle Omens

    as Edna
  • Gary Springer

    as Stevie
  • Carmine Foresta

    as Carmine
  • Lance Henriksen

    as Agent Murphy
  • Floyd Levine

    as Phone Cop
  • Dick Anthony Williams

    as Limo Driver
  • Dominic Chianese

    as Father
  • Marcia Haufrecht

    as Neighbor
  • Judith Malina

    as Mother
  • Susan Peretz

    as Angela 'Angie' Wortzik
  • Ron Cummins

    as TV Reporter
  • Jay Gerber

    as Sam
  • Philip Charles MacKenzie

    as Doctor
  • Chu Chu Malave

    as Maria's Boyfriend
  • Lionel Pina

    as Pizza Boy
  • Robert Costanzo

    as New York Policeman (uncredited)
  • Ron Gilbert

    as Detective (uncredited)
  • Kenneth McMillan

    as Commissioner (uncredited)
  • Ed Metzger

    as Sgt. Murray (uncredited)
  • Lynette Sheldon

    as Sadie (uncredited)
  • Alan Berger

    as Lout (uncredited)
  • James Bulleit

    as Sgt. Gillis (uncredited)
  • Todd Everett

    as Cop (uncredited)
  • Raymond Serra

    as New York Plainclothes Cop (uncredited)
  • Tom Towles

    as Cop (uncredited)
Art Charles Bailey Production Design
Camera Victor J. Kemper Director of Photography
Production Martin Bregman Producer
Costume & Make-Up Anna Hill Johnstone Costume Design
Writing Frank Pierson Screenplay
Production Don Phillips Casting
Production Martin Elfand Producer
Art Douglas Higgins Art Direction
Editing Dede Allen Editor
Production Michael Chinich Casting
Art Robert Drumheller Set Decoration
Sound James Sabat Sound Mixer
Writing Leslie Waller Book
Production Lois Kramer Hartwick Production Coordinator
Production Martin Danzig Location Manager
Sound Jack Fitzstephens Sound Editor
Crew Carlos Quiles Carpenter
Camera Fred Schuler Camera Operator
Editing Angelo Corrao Assistant Editor
Directing Burtt Harris Assistant Director
Directing Alan Hopkins Assistant Director
Directing B.J. Bjorkman Script Supervisor
Costume & Make-Up Philip Leto Hairstylist
Sound Dick Vorisek Recording Supervision
Directing Sidney Lumet Director
Art Joseph M. Caracciolo Property Master
Writing P.F. Kluge Book
Writing Thomas Moore Book
Production Robert Greenhut Associate Producer
Costume & Make-Up Clifford Capone Wardrobe Supervisor
Costume & Make-Up Peggy Farrell Wardrobe Supervisor
Costume & Make-Up Max Henriquez Assistant Makeup Artist
Costume & Make-Up Reginald Tackley Makeup Artist
Sound Richard P. Cirincione Sound Editor
Sound Sanford Rackow Sound Editor
Sound Stephen A. Rotter Sound Editor
Crew A.J. Bakunas Stunts