Dog Day Afternoon

Dog Day Afternoon

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Director: Sidney Lumet

Cast: Al Pacino, John Cazale, Charles Durning

     
 

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Sidney Lumet's gritty urban crime drama Dog Day Afternoon comes to DVD with a widescreen anamorphic transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.85:1. English and French soundtracks are rendered in Dolby Digital Mono. English, French, and Spanish subtitles are accessible. Supplemental materials are limited to production notes. While it isSee more details below

Overview

Sidney Lumet's gritty urban crime drama Dog Day Afternoon comes to DVD with a widescreen anamorphic transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.85:1. English and French soundtracks are rendered in Dolby Digital Mono. English, French, and Spanish subtitles are accessible. Supplemental materials are limited to production notes. While it is certainly great to have this classic film with a widescreen picture, the lack of extras and Mono sound are a bit of a disappointment.

Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Lucia Bozzola
Shooting on location in New York, Sidney Lumet and Oscar-winning writer Frank Pierson maintain an objective view of a potentially exploitative story, grasping both the human comedy of an absurd situation and the utter seriousness of what's at stake. Sonny and Sal are not so much stereotypical figures of ridicule as they are lost souls at the mercy of forces beyond their control and comprehension. Yet they are not romanticized; neither cops nor robbers come off well. Dog Day Afternoon found a large 1975 audience for its oddball yet timely story, with all of the lead actors, especially Al Pacino, winning kudos for their bravura performances. Tapping into contemporary tensions over law, media, and sexuality, with Pacino's confused antihero at the center of the melee, Dog Day Afternoon is a quintessential 1970s story, devoid of unequivocal good guys and replete with public and private turmoil.

Product Details

Release Date:
12/17/1997
UPC:
0012569102422
Original Release:
1975
Rating:
R
Source:
Warner Home Video
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Full Frame, Full Frame]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital, monaural]
Time:
2:04:00

Special Features

Interactive menus; Production notes; Scene access; Subtitles: English, Français, Español

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Al Pacino Sonny
John Cazale Sal
Charles Durning N.Y. Detective Moretti
Sully Boyar Bank Manager Mulvaney
Chris Sarandon Leon
Penny Allen Sylvia
James Broderick FBI Agent Sheldon
Susan Peretz Angie
Judith Malina Mother
Thomas Murphy Policeman with Angie
Beulah Garrick Margaret
Carol Kane Jenny
Sandra Kazan Deborah
Marcia Jean Kurtz Miriam
Amy Levitt Maria
John Marriott Howard
Estelle Omens Edna
Gary Springer Stevie
Carmine Foresta Carmine
Lance Henriksen Murphy
Floyd Levine Phone Cop
Dick Anthony Williams Limo Driver
Dominic Chianese Father
William Bogert TV Studio Anchorman
Ron Cummins TV Reporter
Jay Gerber Sam
Philip Charles MacKenzie Doctor
Chu Chu Malave Maria's Boy Friend
Lionel Pina Pizza Boy
Todd Everett Cop (uncredited)

Technical Credits
Sidney Lumet Director
Dede Allen Editor
Charles Bailey Production Designer
Martin Bregman Producer
Michael Chinich Casting
Robert Drumheller Set Decoration/Design
Martin Elfand Producer
Robert Greenhut Associate Producer
Burtt Harris Asst. Director
Douglas Higgins Art Director
Anna Hill Johnstone Costumes/Costume Designer
Victor J. Kemper Cinematographer
Don Phillips Casting
Frank Pierson Screenwriter
James J. Sabat Sound/Sound Designer
Fred Schuler Camera Operator
Reginald Tackley Makeup
Richard Vorisek Sound/Sound Designer

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Scene Index

Side #1 -- Standard
0. Jump to a Scene
1. August 22, 1972. [3:16]
2. The Robbery Begins. [5:15]
3. Movin' Right Along. [4:25]
4. Where Smoke. [3:29]
5. The Police Arrive. [4:05]
6. Sonny and Mulvaney. [4:31]
7. FBI/Media Arrive. [2:33]
8. First Hostage Out. [3:34]
9. "Attica!" [4:53]
10. The Wortziks. [5:05]
11. Travel Plans. [7:19]
12. Angie's Disbelief. [1:32]
13. Shot Fired. [8:51]
14. Riches; New Star. [2:55]
15. Keep Body Pure. [1:55]
16. Leon: Life W/ Sonny. [7:17]
17. "Just Freak Show." [3:11]
18. Sheldon on Inside. [7:00]
19. Mulvaney Stricken. [1:50]
20. Sonny/Leon Talk. [8:18]
21. Sonny/Angie Talk. [4:41]
22. Sonny All the Way! [1:53]
23. 10-Minute Warning. [2:59]
24. Sonny's Will. [4:35]
25. Bus Inspection. [5:30]
26. Bus Brigade Leaves. [4:29]
27. At Kennedy Airport. [3:14]
28. "Sal? Ready to Go?" [1:42]
29. Under Arrest./End Credits [3:55]
Side #2 -- Widescreen
0. Jump to a Scene
1. August 22, 1972. [3:16]
2. The Robbery Begins. [5:15]
3. Movin' Right Along. [4:25]
4. Where Smoke. [3:29]
5. The Police Arrive. [4:05]
6. Sonny and Mulvaney. [4:31]
7. FBI/Media Arrive. [2:33]
8. First Hostage Out. [3:34]
9. "Attica!" [4:53]
10. The Wortziks. [5:05]
11. Travel Plans. [7:19]
12. Angie's Disbelief. [1:32]
13. Shot Fired. [8:51]
14. Riches; New Star. [2:55]
15. Keep Body Pure. [1:55]
16. Leon: Life W/ Sonny. [7:17]
17. "Just Freak Show." [3:11]
18. Sheldon on Inside. [7:00]
19. Mulvaney Stricken. [1:50]
20. Sonny/Leon Talk. [8:18]
21. Sonny/Angie Talk. [4:41]
22. Sonny All the Way! [1:53]
23. 10-Minute Warning. [2:59]
24. Sonny's Will. [4:35]
25. Bus Inspection. [5:30]
26. Bus Brigade Leaves. [4:29]
27. At Kennedy Airport. [3:14]
28. "Sal? Ready to Go?" [1:42]
29. Under Arrest./End Credits [3:55]

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