Dog Day Afternoon: The 35th Anniversary Quiz
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In what borough of New York City does the bulk of the film's action take place?
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The film won the Academy Award for Writing – Original Screenplay and received nominations for a slew of other Oscars. Who received a nod for Best Supporting Actor?
ANSWER: Sarandon got the nod for his portrayal of Leon, Sonny's preoperative transsexual wife. Sarandon got the nod for his portrayal of Leon, Sonny's preoperative transsexual wife.
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John Cazale only appeared in films that were nominated for the Best Picture Oscar before his untimely death. Which of these films was NOT part of that amazing streak?
The Deer Hunter
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Who directed the film?
5 of 10
What future sci-fi TV star played the FBI agent who drives the robbers and hostages to the airport?
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When Sonny asks Sal if there's any country he wants to go to, what deadpan response does Sal give?
ANSWER: John Cazale allegedly improvised the line. John Cazale allegedly improvised the line.
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John Wojtowicz, the bank robber who provided the basis for Pacino's character, Sonny, later renounced the film to the New York Times. Why?
He claimed he was innocent.
He claimed Pacino was too ugly to play him.
He claimed the film was only 30 percent true.
8 of 10
What happens to Sonny and Sal's third partner at the beginning of the film?
He's shot by a guard
He gets stuck in traffic
He runs away
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When Sonny sees the strength of the force that the police have assembled against him and Sal, what word does he start screaming to the crowd?
ANSWER: Sonny references that 1971 Attica prison riot that killed 39 prisoners and guards. Sonny references that 1971 Attica prison riot that killed 39 prisoners and guards.
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P.F. Kluge's magazine story "The Boys in the Bank" inspired the film by recounting a real bank robbery from August 1972. In what magazine did that piece originally run?
The New Yorker