- Rated: R
- Closed captioning available
- Run Time: 2 hours, 4 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: December 23, 1997
- Originally Released: 1975
- Label: Warner Home Video
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Packaging: Snap Case
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
- Aspect Ratio: Letterbox - 1.85
- Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 1.85
- Dolby Digital Mono - English
- Interactive Features:
- Interactive Menus
- Scene Access
- Text/Photo Galleries:
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Memorable Quotes and Dialog:
"He wants to know when you'll be through."
- Jenny (Carol Kane), repeating to Sonny (Al Pacino) what her husband is asking her on the phone as he's robbing the bank
"No, I don't want to be paid, I don't need to be paid. Look, I'm here with my partner and nine other people, see. And we're dying, man. You know' You're going to see our brains on the sidewalk, they're going to spill our guts out. Now, are you going to show that on television' Have all your housewives look at that' Instead of AS THE WORLD TURNS' I mean, what do you got for me' I want something for that."
- Sonny to the crowds outside the bank
Academy Awards 1975 -
Best Original Screenplay: Frank Pierson
Uncut - 03/01/2006
4 stars out of 5 -- "Pacino gives one of the performances of his career....Lumet's gritty 1970s landmark remains one of the first mainstream Hollywood films to deal with gay and transsexual characters in a relatively unsensational manner..."
Widescreen Review - 04/01/2006
"DOG DAY AFTERNOON swarms with energy, excitement and drama."
Sight and Sound - 05/01/2006
"The combination of simmering tension, comedy and pathos is adroitly handled by the director and his excellent cast."
Essential Cinema |
Gay / Lesbian |
Theatrical Release |
- Theatrical release: September 21, 1975.
- Filmed on location in New York City.
- In real life, Pacino's character, Sonny Wortzik, was serving a 20-year federal prison sentence while the film was being made.