Dog Day Afternoon (1975): FYC

The Dog Day Afternoon screenplay and script

Dog Day Afternoon

See the plot, cast, facts, and script from the 1975 movie written by Frank Pierson.

Here's what we have on Sidney Lumet's, "Dog Day Afternoon". And, you can also read and download the official screenplay, here, at 8FLiX.


"Dog Day Afternoon" Plot Summary.

On the blistering afternoon of August 22, 1972, two optimistic losers attempt to rob a Brooklyn bank -- the frantic master-mind Sonny, and his slow-witted buddy Sal. But then the cops arrive. The crowds arrive. The TV cameras arrive. Even the pizza man arrives. As their heist turns into a circus, Sonny and Sal's notoriety grows, and their chances for survival shrink.

Discover the "Dog Day Afternoon" plot, cast, facts and more!

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Meet the cast and writers of "Dog Day Afternoon". Also, read the box office and budget data while you surf over to the official website and discover other sources. CLICK or TAP the SUPPLEMENTS button for more.

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Notable Cast
Penelope AllenPenelope Allen...Sylvia
Sully BoyarSully Boyar...Mulvaney
John CazaleJohn Cazale...Sal
Beulah GarrickBeulah Garrick...Margaret
Carol KaneCarol Kane...Jenny
Sandra KazanSandra Kazan...Deborah
Marcia Jean KurtzMarcia Jean Kurtz...Miriam
Amy LevittAmy Levitt...Maria
John MarriottJohn Marriott...Howard
Estelle OmensEstelle Omens...Edna
Al PacinoAl Pacino...Sonny
Gary SpringerGary Springer...Stevie
James BroderickJames Broderick...Sheldon
Charles DurningCharles Durning...Moretti
Carmine ForestaCarmine Foresta...Carmine
Lance HenriksenLance Henriksen...Murphy


Notable Wins
National Film Registry2009 National Film Registry...National Film Preservation Board
BAFTA AwardDede Allen...Best Film Editing
BAFTA AwardAl Pacino...Best Actor

Box Office Data

(1975) U.S. Dollars
Opening weekend...$ N/A
Gross (US & Canada)...$50,000,000
Gross (World)...$50,000,000


Dog Day Afternoon movie poster


Additional Content
Cast Photos...IMDb/Getty
Box Office...IMDb Pro
Poster...Official Site
Awards...29th British Academy Film Awards
Awards...US Library of Congress
Studio...Warner Bros.

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