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DOG DAY AFTERNOON (1975) | John Wojtowicz | True Crime and Movies

DOG DAY AFTERNOON (1975) | John Wojtowicz | True Crime and Movies

REEL 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

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