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Title:
The dog
Author:
Berg, Allison, film director.
Publication Information:
[Place of publication not identified] : [Publisher not identified], [2014]

Austin, TX : Drafthouse Films

©2014
Physical Description:
1 videodisc (101 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Summary:
In 1972, John Wojtowicz attempted to rob a Brooklyn bank to pay for his lover's sex change operation. Three years later Al Pacino portrayed his crime in Dog Day Afternoon. We gain a historic perspective on New York's gay liberation movement, in which Wojtowicz played an active role. In later footage, he remains a subversive force, backed by the unconditional love of his mother Terry, whose wit and charm infuse the film. How and why the bank robbery took place is recounted in gripping detail.
General Note:
Title from web page.

Originally released as a motion picture in 2013.

Closed-captioned.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
Rating: Not rated.
Added Corporate Author:
UPC:
025192262142
Format :
DVD

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Frank Keraudren and Allison Berg's documentary The Dog tells the life story of John Wojtowicz, who was the model for Al Pacino's character in Sidney Lumet's classic film Dog Day Afternoon. As the character in the film did, Wojtowicz attempted to rob a bank in order to get the money for his boyfriend to have a sex-change operation, and while that may be the most colorful story in his life, it's hardly the only entertaining one as he shares a number of adventures with the filmmakers who spent years compiling footage of their subject. ~ Perry Seibert, Rovi