Dog Day Afternoon

Sal and the hostages are taken to the airport in a car and as there about to go to the plane, the driver gets a hidden gun, shoots Sal in the head and Sonny is arrested. All the hostages are free and Sal is lead off on a gurney while the police read Sonny his rights. Sonny goes to federal prison for 20 years. Leon gets the sex change operation. Angela (Sonny's wife) and her children live on welfare.

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Continuity mistake: In the scene in which they discuss Sylvia smoking, the paper on the table is different between shots. In the shots of Sylvia there is some paper near the can on the left. In the shots of Sal, the paper is not there. (01:03:00)

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Sonny: Bank robbing is a federal offense. You got me on kidnapping, armed robbery. You're gonna bury me, man.

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Trivia: Dominic Chianese plays Al Pacino's father in this film. Chianese (born 1931) is only nine years older than Pacino (born 1940).

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Question: How did Sonny know that the black limo driver was a cop?

Answer: He didn't. He just assumed the cops would try something like that, substituting a cop for the real driver. What he didn't anticpate is that they had substituted cops for everyone around the bus when it arrived, and when he replaced the black driver he would have to (unknowingly) pick a cop, regardless. Incidentally, this part of the story is completely factual, it actually happened that way.

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