Cast and Crew: Charles Durning, Chris Sarandon, Carol Kane, Lance Henriksen, Dominic Chianese
What It’s About: Sonny (Al Pacino) and Sal (John Cazale) try to rob the First Savings Bank of Brooklyn on a hot summer afternoon, but the robbery quickly becomes a hostage situation, which the charismatic Sonny turns into a media circus.
Why Watch it Today?: The real life robbery Dog Day Afternoon was based upon happened today in 1972. Sidney Lumet’s film adaptation features a great lead performance from Pacino backed by Cazale and a strong supporting cast, a wicked strain of black humor, rousing moments and a few surprises.
Where to Get It: Watch online at Amazon, iTunes, Comcast, YouTube or Netflix, Libraries