History Film / DogDayAfternoon

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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19th Mar '16 11:09:51 PM Mdumas43073
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19th Mar '16 11:07:49 PM Mdumas43073
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11th Mar '16 4:46:51 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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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 ''Dog Day Afternoon''''' 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.
27th Jan '16 8:42:06 AM Pren
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* WhereAreTheyNowEpilogue: The credits at the end say that Sonny was sentenced to 20 years in prison, that Angie (Sonny's first wife) and their children were living on Welfare, and Leon (Sonny's wife) had her sex-change surgery and was living as a woman in New York City.

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* WhereAreTheyNowEpilogue: The credits at the end say that Sonny was sentenced to 20 years in prison, prison (though he was actually released just three years later after serving six years), that Angie (Sonny's first wife) and their children were living on Welfare, and Leon (Sonny's wife) had her sex-change surgery and was living as a woman in New York City.City (until she died of AIDS ten years later).
27th Jan '16 8:38:31 AM Pren
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* ArtisticLicense: The real John Wojtowicz described the film as being a 30% accurate portrayal of the real event, in particular objecting to the portrayal of his wife as an overweight nag, and his father as refusing to speak to him. Though he had nothing but praise for Pacino and Sarandon's portrayals of himself and his lover.

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* ArtisticLicense: The real John Wojtowicz described the film as being a 30% accurate portrayal of the real event, in particular objecting to the portrayal of his wife as an overweight nag, and his father as refusing to speak to him. It also didn't help that after a screening of the film some of his fellow prisoners tried to kill him for betraying his partner, not realizing that part didn't actually happen. Though he had nothing but praise for Pacino and Sarandon's portrayals of himself and his lover.
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