177 – Dog Day Afternoon (1975)

... I'm fucked ...

… I’m fucked …

Dog Day Afternoon is about a heist that goes all wrong.There’s a disclaimer thing at the beginning that this all happened on day back in 1972.It would be better if they left this until the end so you’re taken aback that the whole story was real.Al Pacino plays Sonny,a normal enough guy,who with two others decide to rob a bank.One of the other guys gets spooked at the start and bails out. Now there’s only two,Sonny and Sal,the robbery seems to be going perfect until they find out there’s no money and then the cops get wind of the whole thing.The weird twist is that as bold and macho Sonny seems he’s really gay and doing this to fund his lovers (wife) sex change operation.I won’t spoil it for you,but i did read on Sonny Wikipedia page that he sold the rights to the film for a few thousand and 1% of the net profit.Dog Day Afternoon has made $50,000,000 at the box office alone.

IMDB RATING      –     8.1
MY RATING     –     8.3
RECOMMEND?     –     YES

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