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Dog Day Afternoon (1975) • Screenplay

Dog Day Afternoon (1975) • Screenplay

"Dog Day Afternoon"

Screenplay | Script

Written By: Frank Pierson

Final DraftRevised 2009

December 25, 1975Warner Bros.

On one of the hottest days of August 1972, three amateur bank robbers plan to hold up a Brooklyn bank. A nice simple robbery: Walk in, take the money, and run. Unfortunately, the supposedly uncomplicated heist suddenly becomes a bizarre nightmare as everything that could go wrong does.

There isn't one single person in my life I haven't hurt through my love. You understand that?

pg. 104

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Born: May 12, 1925. Died: July 22, 2012. Frank Pierson was a producer, director and writer known for Dog Day Afternoon (1975), Cool Hand Luke (1967).

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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
2009 National Film Registry...National Film Preservation Board
Dede Allen...Best Film Editing
Al Pacino...Best Actor

Box Office

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


US Version


Additional Content
Cast Photos...IMDb
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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