History Film / DogDayAfternoon

2nd Sep '17 2:28:47 AM SeptimusHeap
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''Dog Day Afternoon'' is a 1975 Creator/SidneyLumet film starring AlPacino as Sonny Wortzik and John Cazale as Sal, his partner. The film is based on a RealLife incident from August 1972.

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''Dog Day Afternoon'' is a 1975 Creator/SidneyLumet film starring AlPacino Creator/AlPacino as Sonny Wortzik and John Cazale as Sal, his partner. The film is based on a RealLife incident from August 1972.
15th Aug '17 10:43:07 AM DaBradGuy
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* WhatTheHellHero: Leon gives Sonny a good one...
-->'''Sonny'''You said to me that you needed money, and I knew that you needed money! I saw you there lying in the hospital like that... and I said... shit, man, I got to get this guy some money.
-->'''Leon:''' But I didn't ask you to go rob a ''bank!''
** Mulvaney gets Sonny with another good one a moment later. After he goes into insulin shock and has to be treated by a doctor, Mulvaney [[NoOneGetsLeftBehind refuses to leave the tellers behind]] and reminds Sonny that Sonny isn't exactly the hero of this story...
-->'''Mulvaney:''' I just needed the insulin.... I wish the fuck you never came in my bank. Don't try to act like you're some angel of human kindness!
20th Jun '17 9:06:02 PM Occidensill
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* UsefulNotes/VietnamWar: Sonny is a veteran (though Sal most likely isn't). In fact, it's possible Sonny's rifle is an artifact of his service (Sal's gun, a S&W M76, was also used in Vietnam).
** ArtisticLicenseMilitary: The American military [[UnderStatement gets upset]] when you try to take their weapons home with you, though it is not unknown for service personnel to purchase similar weapons for use or nostalgia.

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* UsefulNotes/VietnamWar: Sonny is a veteran (though Sal most likely isn't). In fact, it's possible Sonny's rifle is an artifact of his service (Sal's gun, a S&W M76, was also used in Vietnam).
** ArtisticLicenseMilitary: The American military [[UnderStatement gets upset]] when you try to take their weapons home with you, though it is not unknown for service personnel to purchase similar weapons for use or nostalgia.
2nd May '17 10:30:35 PM TheGreenHerring
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On the hottest day of the year, three men in Brooklyn decide to [[BankRobbery rob a bank]]. They're going to run in, steal the latest shipment of money, and leave. It'll be over quickly, and the robbers will go home with a huge stash of money that mastermind Sonny Wortzik can use to help with his wife's medical bills.

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On the hottest day of the year, three men in Brooklyn decide to [[BankRobbery rob a bank]]. [[ASimplePlan The plan is simple]]: They're going to run in, steal the latest shipment of money, and leave. It'll be over quickly, and the robbers will go home with a huge stash of money that mastermind Sonny Wortzik can use to help with his wife's medical bills.


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* ASimplePlan: The robbery should have been quick and easy; just run in, stick 'em up, get the cash and run. Alas, the robbers' incompetence turns everything upside-down. Even the poster agrees:
--> The robbery should have taken ten minutes. 4 hours later, the bank was like a circus sideshow. 8 hours later, it was the hottest thing on live TV. 12 hours later, it was all history.
1st Nov '16 12:12:56 AM TheGreenHerring
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On the hottest day of year, three men in Brooklyn decide to [[BankRobbery rob a bank]]. They're going to run in, steal the latest shipment of money, and leave. It'll be over quickly, and the robbers will go home with a huge stash of money that mastermind Sonny Wortzik can use to help with his wife's medical bills.

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On the hottest day of the year, three men in Brooklyn decide to [[BankRobbery rob a bank]]. They're going to run in, steal the latest shipment of money, and leave. It'll be over quickly, and the robbers will go home with a huge stash of money that mastermind Sonny Wortzik can use to help with his wife's medical bills.
7th May '16 10:51:09 PM TheGreenHerring
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* {{Transsexual}}: Sonny's wife, Leon. The whole purpose of the bank robbery is to pay for her sex-change operation.

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* {{Transsexual}}: UsefulNotes/{{Transgender}}: Sonny's wife, Leon. The whole purpose of the bank robbery is to pay for her sex-change operation.
2nd May '16 4:34:52 PM TheGreenHerring
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On the hottest day of the year, three men hold up a Brooklyn bank. What should have been a quick in-and-out robbery turns into an hours-long standoff that becomes crazier as the crowds -- and media attention -- grow. Despite the simple plot, this film covers a wide variety of themes, from ideas about gender and personality, to Stockholm and Lima syndrome.

Not to be confused with the 2011 HeroicFantasy {{Anime}} called ''Anime/DogDays.'' For a RaceLift remake starring DenzelWashington, see ''Film/JohnQ''

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On the hottest day of the year, three men hold up a in Brooklyn decide to [[BankRobbery rob a bank]]. They're going to run in, steal the latest shipment of money, and leave. It'll be over quickly, and the robbers will go home with a huge stash of money that mastermind Sonny Wortzik can use to help with his wife's medical bills.

Except, [[RealityEnsues that's not what happens]]. Thanks to pure, [[DidntThinkThisThrough bullheaded]] [[StupidCrooks incompetence]], the robbers find themselves [[ScrewThisImOuttaHere down to two men]] with barely any money to steal and a building full of hostages, with the police and the media converging outside. All this, and there's no air conditioning in the
bank. What should have been a quick in-and-out As the hours pass, the robbery turns into an hours-long standoff that becomes crazier as a news sensation, the crowds -- of onlookers grow bigger and media attention -- grow. Despite bigger, and the simple plot, this film story gets crazier and crazier. It's no longer a question of whether Sonny and Sal will escape with the loot, but whether they'll escape at all. And that's only the beginning of their problems...

A classic of the UsefulNotes/NewHollywood era, ''Dog Day Afternoon''
covers a wide variety of themes, from ideas about gender and personality, to Stockholm and Lima syndrome.

syndrome. Winner of the UsefulNotes/AcademyAward for Best Original Screenplay, and nominated for five others including Best Picture. Not to be confused with the 2011 HeroicFantasy {{Anime}} called ''Anime/DogDays.'' For a RaceLift remake starring DenzelWashington, see ''Film/JohnQ''



%%* AntiVillain

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%%* AntiVillain* AntiVillain: Sonny Wortzik, who's committing the robbery to pay for his wife's sex reassignment surgery.



%%* BankRobbery

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%%* BankRobbery* BankRobbery: Sonny and company try to pull off a quick one. It doesn't go well.



%%* LargeHam:

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%%* * LargeHam: Sonny can drop into this when he's angry, especially during the famous "Attica!" scene.



%%* LimaSyndrome

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%%* LimaSyndrome* LimaSyndrome: Sonny and Sal start to get friendly with the hostages over time. Sonny even lets one handle his rifle while teaching her to twirl it.



%%* NewYorkCityCops

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%%* NewYorkCityCops* UsefulNotes/NewYorkCityCops: Among the first to gather outside the bank before the media and the crowds come in. They handle the situation until the FBI comes in.



%%* PlethoraOfMistakes

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%%* PlethoraOfMistakes* PlethoraOfMistakes: From going in with no masks or gloves, to using their real names, to not even ''thinking'' of blacking out the cameras till they've been inside a while, Sonny and company bungle the robbery spectacularly. [[JustifiedTrope And it all happened in]] RealLife.



%%* RealLife

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%%* RealLife* RealLife: The film is based on a real event and portrays its version realistically.



%%* ShootTheShaggyDog

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%%* ShootTheShaggyDog* ShootTheShaggyDog: [[spoiler:Not only do Sal and Sonny fail to escape with the loot or their demands met, but Sal gets killed and Sonny is arrested.]] {{Justified|Trope}} because this is how the real-world events ended as well.



%%* StockholmSyndrome

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%%* StockholmSyndrome* StockholmSyndrome: The hostages begin to sympathize with Sonny and Sal as the robbery wears on. One of them even gives Sal her rosary [[spoiler:at the airport]].



%%* VillainProtagonist

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%%* VillainProtagonist* VillainProtagonist: Sonny, attempted bank robber and the central character of the film.
15th Apr '16 1:52:10 AM Mdumas43073
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19th Mar '16 11:18:10 PM Mdumas43073
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