The Dog is an intimate portrait of the vivacious John Wojtowicz, the inspiration behind Al Pacino's character in Sidney Lumet's Oscar-Nominated DOG DAY AFTERNOON.

As raw as a Charles Bukowski sonnet... an absorbing, rollicking documentary.
— Manohla Dargis, New York Times

In August, 1972, he attempted to rob a Brooklyn bank to finance his lover's sex-reassignment surgery. The heist resulted in a fourteen-hour hostage situation that was broadcast on TV. Three years later, Pacino portrayed his character on the big screen. The award-winning film had a profound influence on Wojtowicz, when he emerged from prison six years later, he became known as "The Dog."

Directed by Allison Berg and Frank Keraudren

Drafthouse Films

New York Times Critic's Pick

Four Stars -

Official selection: Toronto International Film Festival, New York Film Festival Berlinale 2014, SXSW 2014