Based on the true story of a bank robbery that took place on August 22, 1972, in which Sonny Wortzik and his friend Sal attempt to rob a bank after being inspired by The Godfather. However, it goes wrong.
Dog Day Afternoon is a 1975 heist film based on an actual bank robbery that took place on August 22, 1972 in Brooklyn, New York. The film stars Al Pacino as Sonny Wortzik and John Cazale as his friend and heist partner Sal.
On a hot summer day, Sonny Wortzik and Sal enter a bank with the intent to rob it, only for everything to go wrong almost immediately. By robbing the bank at closing time, they missed stealing most of the money, which had already been transported out earlier in the day. Then they learn that the police are outside waiting for them. The only thing standing between them and an inevitable arrest are a group of hostages; the bank's manager and tellers. Sonny takes it upon himself to think of a way out of the predicament that he and Sal have walked into as the scene outside the bank grows more chaotic with swarms of police officers and onlookers.