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October 24, 2012

Dog day afternoon

The story of a botched bank robbery that occurred August 22, 1972 in Brooklyn, New York and turned into a bizarre hostage situation lasting all day.

This is a fine representation of the early 1970's in the United States; confusion, violence and a little bit of anarchy. This film covers some hot topic social issues of the time. Al Pacino plays Sunny, a man who through the frustration of those around him, hopes to solve their problems with a poorly planned bank robbery. The robbery quickly spirals out of control leaving Sunny (John Cazale) and his partner Sal in too deep. While the media and the public develop a love/hate relationship with Sunny the police and FBI make their plans to end the situation. ~Mike

Askwith Media Library 44205-D (DVD) and 58238-B (Blu-ray)
124 minutes 1975

Posted by mcmike at October 24, 2012 08:38 AM

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