The Dog (2014)

Dog
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating None
Runtime 1hr 40mins.
Genres Documentary, Biopic
Keywords 1960s, 1970s, biopic, celebrity, character study, crime, ex-con, film, gay, mother/son, robbery, romance, thief, touching, transgender, transgendered, true story
Status Released
US Release Date
  
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Andrew Freiband Sound n/a 120816 14000001
Frank Keraudren Editor n/a 172 7000001
Peter Ginsburg Cinematographer n/a 402 6000005
Amanda Micheli Cinematographer n/a 402 6000004
Brad Bergbom Sound n/a 120816 14000002
Lora Hirschberg Sound Editor n/a 229 14000003
Ryan Dunn Graphics Graphics & Animation 120826 23000002
Wyeth Hansen Graphics Graphics & Animation 120826 23000001
Brandon Proctor Rerecording Mixer n/a 120856 14000004
Nimrod Bachar Cinematographer n/a 402 6000003
Wolfgang Held Cinematographer n/a 402 6000002
Jeremiah Newton Himself n/a 121208 1000005
Theresa Wojtowicz Herself n/a 121209 1000004
Carmen Bifulco Herself n/a 121209 1000003
Liz Eden Herself n/a 121209 1000002
Frank Keraudren Director n/a 2 2000001
Allison Berg Director n/a 2 2000002
Axel Baumann Cinematographer n/a 402 6000001
Allison Berg Producer n/a 3 3000002
Frank Keraudren Producer n/a 3 3000001
John Wojtowicz Himself n/a 121208 1000001
Synopsis
Coming of age in the 1960s, John Wojtowicz's 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 14-hour hostage situation that was broadcast live on television. Three years later, John was portrayed by Al Pacino as "Sonny," and his crime immortalized in one of the most iconic New York movies of all time, "Dog Day Afternoon." The film had a profound influence on Wojtowicz, and when he emerged from a six-year prison sentence, he was known by his self-imposed nickname: "The Dog." Drawing upon archival footage, the film shuffles between the 1970s and the 2000s. Touching upon the sexual revolution of the 1970s, we gain a first-hand perspective of New York's historical gay liberation movement in which Wojtowicz played an active role. In later footage, he remains a subversive force, backed by the unconditional love and headstrong wit of his mother, Terry.