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'Dog Day Afternoon': After the Filming (2006)

Sidney Lumet, Al Pacino and others involved with the classic Dog Day Afternoon (1975) discuss a little about their expectations regarding the movie while filming it and later on the ... See full summary »


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Credited cast:
Dede Allen ... Herself
Martin Bregman ... Himself
Sidney Lumet ... Himself
Al Pacino ... Himself
Frank Pierson ... Himself
Chris Sarandon ... Himself


Sidney Lumet, Al Pacino and others involved with the classic Dog Day Afternoon (1975) discuss a little about their expectations regarding the movie while filming it and later on the audiences reaction to the completed material, and how the film still stands an important part of film and popular culture. Written by Rodrigo Amaro

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28 February 2006 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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The short featurette is included on the Two-Disc Special Edition for Dog Day Afternoon (1975), released in 2006. See more »


[first lines]
Al Pacino: Attica! Attica! Attica! Attica!
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References A Star Is Born (1976) See more »

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After the Filming
13 January 2012 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

Making of Dog Day Afternoon, The (2006)

**** (out of 4)

Excellent documentary on the making of Sidney Lumet's DOG DAY AFTERNOOn with Al Pacino. The documentary features interviews with both Lumet and Pacino as well as producer Martin Bregman, writer Frank Pierson, Charles Durning, Chris Sarandon and Lance Henriksen. At just over an hour the documentary does a very good job at putting you directly into the making of the film and at the end you almost feel as if you were actually on the set. The documentary is broken into four parts (The Story, Casting the Controversy, Recreating the Facts, After the Filming) with each of them containing great stories and plenty of detail. Some of the most interesting stuff deals with how they approached Pacino and after originally agreeing to do the movie he suddenly changed his mind and had to be talked into it. There's also quite a bit of talk about the controversial storyline involving the homosexuality and certain things that were changed before filming. It's also very interesting hearing Lumet talk about how he wanted the entire thing to be shot on location and what the production had to do in order to get that documentary style feel. If you're a fan of the movie then this here is going to be a must-see. The majority of the major actors are on hand and hearing from Pacino and Lumet really gives you a great idea of everything that went on.

AFTER THE FILMING starts off talking about the original screening of the movie, which the director thought would be disastrous because the studio guys were watching it at ten in the morning. The entire cast and Lumet talk about all the great reviews the film got and what it means to them that they were able to create a classic.

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