Watch: The Dog 2013 123movies, Full Movie Online – Coming of age in the 1960s, John Wojtowicz libido was unrestrained even by the libertine standards of the era, with multiple wives and lovers, both women and men. In August 1972, he attempted to rob a Brooklyn bank to finance his lover’s sex-reassignment surgery, resulting in a fourteen-hour hostage situation that was broadcast live on television. Three years later, John was portrayed by Al Pacino as ‘Sonny’.
Plot: In 1972, John Wojtowicz attempted to rob a Brooklyn bank to pay for his lover’s sex-change operation. The story was the basis for the film Dog Day Afternoon. The Dog captures John, who shares his story for the first time in his own unique, offensive, hilarious and heartbreaking way. 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 by Wojtowicz and various eyewitnesses.
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Robbery and narcissism
‘Dog Day Afternoon’, starring Al Pacino, is a great film about a bank robbery; but in fact, it’s based on a true story and one arguably even more bizarre than the version told in the film. However, John Wojtowicz, the real life robber, was a man who spent the rest of his life attempting to milk his own history for money, which slightly diffuses the impact of this documentary, which is less an act of uncovering a story and more one of simply turning up and listening to an extended bout of self-promotion. There’s still some interest in a tale that combines an odd combination of radical sexuality and bank robbery, while John’s mother is a truly remarkable woman. What’s also remarkable is how closely actor John Cazale resembled the dead robber Sal.
Did not rob me out of two hours of my life, but I was not exactly barking with joy!
The documentary “The Dog” tails the tale of the late John Wojtowicz; the real life homosexual bank robber who the hit 70’s film “Dog Day Afternoon” is based on. As presented in “Dog Day Afternoon”, Wojtowicz’ committed a bank robbery in early 70’s in New York, along with two amateurs, to pay for his boyfriend’s sex change operation. In the doc “The Dog”, Wojtowicz is presented as an outlandish, outspoken New Yorkan who had no regrets about his crime; and also does not restraint himself on telling all the ins & outs of his homosexual lifestyle. Directors Allison Berg and Frank Keraudren had a bit of bark in the making of the documentary but not enough bite. Sure, they do interview plenty of players involved in that infamous bank robbery including Wojtowicz’s ex-boyfriends, his ex- wife, and the amateur would-be robber who chickened out. But somehow, I felt “The Dog” tried to bite more than it could chew by stating too many mundane happenings. Nevertheless, you attica check it out if you are going through one of those dog days; just beware of some of “The Dog” drawbacks I warned you about. *** Average
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 41 min (101 min)
Rated Not Rated
Genre Documentary, Adventure, Biography
Director Allison Berg, Frank Keraudren
Writer Allison Berg, Frank Keraudren
Actors John Wojtowicz, Carmen Bifulco, Jeremy Bowker
Country United States
Awards 1 win & 4 nominations
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix N/A
Aspect Ratio 1.78 : 1
Film Length N/A
Negative Format N/A
Cinematographic Process N/A
Printed Film Format HDCAM