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Comment on Dog Day Afternoon: "Attica"

Release: 1975-09-21
Dog Day Afternoon
"Attica" Scene
Clip Description
Police Detective Sergeant Eugene Moretti (Charles Durning) calls the bank to tell Sonny that the police have arrived. Sonny warns that he and Sal have hostages and will kill them if anyone tries to come into the bank. Moretti convinces Sonny to step outside the bank to see how aggressive the police forces are. Using head teller Sylvia (Penelope Allen) as a shield, Sonny exits the bank, and begins a dialogue with Moretti that culminates in his shouting "Attica! Attica!" (invoking the recent Attica Prison riot), and the civilian crowd starts cheering for Sonny.
Movie Description
Dog Day Afternoon is a film based on true events and directed by Sidney Lumet. The film stars Al Pacino as a robber who held a bank hostage in Brooklyn, New York.
Sidney Lumet
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