Posted on 7/09/12 07:18 PM
DOG DAY AFTERNOON, starring Al Pacino was based on the incredibly true story about a bank robbery that goes wrong in Brooklyn in 1972. Sonny (Pacino) get this wonderful idea to rob a bank to fund his lovers' sex change operation. However, when he and his buddy Sal (John Cazale) set the plan into action, just about everything goes wrong, leading to a media frenzy.
Of course, I'm probably among the last people on the planet to see this extraordinary film, but regardless of that fact, I found that this film was way ahead of it's time in regards to the subject matter. Just think. I can't think of any movie made in the 1970s that even mentioned homosexuality in its story, much less have it, along with bisexuality and discussions about sex changes, among the plot. I wonder if the studio had a hard time getting this movie released in theaters during that time. Nonetheless, Al Pacino was in top form and the movie was quite entertaining. Even humorous at times.