Dog Day Afternoon
1975
****½
Director: Sidney Lumet
Cast: Al Pacino, John Gazale, Charles Durning, James Broderick, Carol Kane

Two guys plan to rob a bank but their poorly planned attempt turns into a massive hostage situation and media event. This is a sharply directed character drama which relies on strong storytelling. Al Pacino gives one of his best performances. Inspired by an article in the Life magazine about a real-life robbery.