DOG DAY AFTERNOON (1975) | John Wojtowicz | True Crime and MoviesREEL CRIMES: A True Crime and Movie Podcast
On August 22, 1972, at 2:58 pm, 3 men attempted to rob a branch of the Chase Manhattan bank in Brooklyn, New York..
John Wojtowicz, a troubled Vietnam veteran, and two accomplices tried to stage a daring bank heist, hoping to snatch nearly 200,000 dollars in cash.
Ill-advised, and poorly managed, the caper quickly went off the rails, leading to a tense hostage situation between police, the FBI, Wotojtwicz, and the bank employees stuck in the middle.
On this episode we’ll take a look at the 1975 film DOG DAY AFTERNOON, written by Frank Pierson, Directed by Sidney Lument, and starring Al Pachino.
Stolen cash, hostage negotiations, tv cameras, chanting crowds and the desperate men that started it all - this is the story of John Wojtowicz and the failed bank heist on a hot summer day in New York that captured the nation's attention.
02/06/22 • 90 min
eg., What part of this podcast did you like? Ask a question to the host or other listeners...
Generate a badge
Get a badge for your website that links back to this