Dog Day Afternoon is a 1975 English-language Biography Crime film written by Frank Pierson, P.f. Kluge, Thomas Moore and Leslie Waller. The movie is directed by Sidney Lumet and produced by Martin Bregman and Martin Elfand under the banner of Artists Entertainment Complex. A man robs a bank to pay for his lover's operation; it turns into a hostage situation and a media circus. Dog day afternoon features Al Pacino in the title role along with an ensemble cast including John Cazale, James Broderick, Charles Durning, Penelope Allen, Sully Boyar and Beulah Garrick. The screenplay is written by Frank Pierson which is inspired from The Boys in the Bank by P. F. Kluge. Cinematography was done by Victor J. Kemper and editing by Dede Allen. The film has a running time of 125 minutes. and it received positive reviews from critics when it was released and became successful at box office. Dog Day Afternoon was made on a budget of $1 million and it was a super hit at box office gross of $50 million. Distribution rights for the film were acquired by Warner Bros. At the 1976 Oscar Awards It won an award for Best Writing, Original Screenplay.
Biography , Crime , Drama , Thriller
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