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Sidney Lumet

Actor Al Pacino, seen here in January 2011, starred in "Dog Day Afternoon." (credit: VALERIE MACON/AFP/Getty Images)

Retired Detective Remembers The Real ‘Dog Day Afternoon’ 40 Years Later

It was 40 years ago today that a Brooklyn branch of Chase Manhattan Bank was held up in a botched robbery and hostage situation that gripped the city and would later leave movie audiences on the edge of their seats.

08/22/2012

Sidney Lumet

US Filmmaking Great Sidney Lumet Dies In NY At 86

Sidney Lumet, the award-winning director of such acclaimed films as “Network,” “Serpico,” “Dog Day Afternoon” and “12 Angry Men,” has died. He was 86.

04/09/2011