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Real 'Dog Day Afternoon' robber is focus of documentary 'The Dog'
Real 'Dog Day Afternoon' robber is focus of documentary 'The Dog'

A revisit to one of their favorite films, "Dog Day Afternoon," changed the careers of documentary filmmakers Allison Berg and Frank Keraudren. After watching the 1975 classic starring Al Pacino as a man attempting to rob a bank to pay for his lover's sex change operation, they thought John Wojtowicz, the real-life inspiration for "Dog Day," would make a great documentary subject. Their hunch was correct. But they quickly realized once they began filming their documentary "The Dog," which opens Friday, that there was no dealing with Wojtowicz in "small doses." "Once you were in his world you were in his world," said Berg....

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