DOG DAY AFTERNOON
"Attica! Attica!" As scorching day unravels into night in Gotham, the motive for Al Pacino's botched bank robbery and hostage-taking is revealed to be the funding of his second wife's (John Cazale) male-to-female gender reassignment surgery. Sidney Lumet's ultimate exercise in realism was based on a real-life, only-in-New York incident. DIR Sidney Lumet; SCR Frank Pierson, from articles by P. F. Kluge and Thomas Moore; PROD Martin Bregman, Martin Elfand. U.S., 1975, color, 125 min. RATED R
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