Dog Day Afternoon

Question: What would've happened if Sonny drove the limo himself, refused to tell the police where they were going, and told the police not to follow them? Also, if Sal had hostages sitting behind him as well, making it impossible for the police to get a clean shot? How could the police have stopped them, without getting any hostages killed?

MikeH

Question: What if in the middle of the robbery, while Sonny was outside, he suddenly decided he wanted to surrender, while Sal was still in the bank, and didn't want to surrender? What would the police have done? Arresting him would've likely got the hostages killed, but they couldn't force him to go back in the bank.

MikeH

Question: How did Sonny know that the black limo driver was a cop?

Answer: He didn't. He just assumed the cops would try something like that, substituting a cop for the real driver. What he didn't anticpate is that they had substituted cops for everyone around the bus when it arrived, and when he replaced the black driver he would have to (unknowingly) pick a cop, regardless. Incidentally, this part of the story is completely factual, it actually happened that way.

Question: When the guy tackled Sonny, why wouldn't the police arrest him then?

MikeH

Answer: Because Sal was in the bank with his gun.

Continuity mistake: In the scene in which they discuss Sylvia smoking, the paper on the table is different between shots. In the shots of Sylvia there is some paper near the can on the left. In the shots of Sal, the paper is not there. (01:03:00)

jle

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Sylvia: Why don't you smoke?
Sal: I don't want the cancer.

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Trivia: Based on a true story, the real robbers got $213,000 in the robbery.

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