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Dog Day Afternoon

Dog Day Afternoon is a 1975 American neo-noir crime drama film directed by Sidney Lumet, written by Frank Pierson, produced by Martin Bregman and Martin Elfand. Starring Al Pacino, John Cazale, James Broderick, Charles Durning, it chronicles the events following a bank robbery committed by Sonny Wortzik and Salvatore Naturale. Inspired by a LIFE magazine article "The Boys in the Bank" by P. F. Kluge, Dog Day Afternoon is a dramatization of the 1972 bank robbery masterminded by John Wojtowicz. Despite this, Wojtowicz claimed. Dog Day Afternoon is notable for its anti-establishment tone, marks the third collaboration between Pacino and Cazale, after The Godfather, it is the final film released in Cazale's lifetime, its title refers to the sultry "dog days" of summer. The film bar the appearance of three diegetic songs; the majority of Dog Day Afternoon was shot on location in Brooklyn. Although the film follows the basic text of the script as written by Pierson, Lumet encouraged the actors to improvise and workshop scenes to facilitate naturalistic dialogue.

Dog Day Afternoon was released in the United States on September 21, 1975, received universal acclaim for the performances of its cast, its directing, its screenplay. It retrospectively saw praise for its approach to bisexuality; the film was nominated for six Academy Awards and seven Golden Globe awards, won the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay. In 2009, Dog Day Afternoon was deemed "culturally or aesthetically significant" by the Library of Congress, was selected for preservation in the National Film Registry. On August 22, 1972, first-time crook Sonny Wortzik, his friend Salvatore "Sal" Naturale, Stevie attempt to rob the First Brooklyn Savings Bank; the plan goes awry when Stevie loses his nerve and flees, Sonny discovers they have arrived after the daily cash pickup, finding only $1,100 in cash. Sonny takes the bank’s traveler's cheques and burns the register in a trash can, but the smoke raises suspicion outside, the building is surrounded by police; the two panicked. Police Detective Sergeant Eugene Moretti calls the bank and Sonny bluffs that he is prepared to kill the hostages.

Sal assures Sonny. A security guard has an asthma attack and Sonny releases him as a display of good faith. Moretti convinces Sonny to step outside. Using the head teller as a shield, Sonny begins a dialogue with Moretti that culminates in his shouting "Attica! Attica!" to invoke the recent Attica Prison riot. The crowd begins cheering for Sonny. Sonny demands a vehicle to Sal to the airport so they can board a jet, he demands for pizzas to be brought for the hostages, for his wife to be brought to the bank. Sonny's partner, Leon Shermer and reveals that the robbery was intended to pay for her sex reassignment surgery, as she is a trans woman, she divulges that Sonny has children with Angie. As night sets in, the bank's lights are shut off, he refuses to give Sonny any more favors, but when the bank manager Mulvaney goes into diabetic shock, Sheldon lets a doctor inside. Sheldon convinces Leon to talk to Sonny on the phone. Leon turns down Sonny's offer to Sal in their escape. Sonny tells police. Sonny agrees to let Mulvaney leave.

The FBI calls Sonny out of the bank to talk to his mother, who unsuccessfully tries to persuade him to give himself up. Back inside, Sonny writes out his will, leaving money from his life insurance to Leon for her surgery and to Angie; when the requested limousine arrives, Sonny checks for hidden weapons or booby traps, selects Agent Murphy to drive him and the remaining hostages to Kennedy Airport. Sonny sits in the front beside Murphy with Sal behind. Murphy asks Sal to point his gun at the roof so Sal won't accidentally shoot him; as they wait on the airport tarmac for the plane to taxi into position, Sal releases another hostage, who gives him her rosary beads for his first plane trip. Murphy again reminds Sal to aim his gun away. Sal does, Sheldon seizes Sonny's weapon, allowing Murphy to pull a revolver hidden in his armrest and shoot Sal in the head. Sonny is arrested, the hostages are freed; the film ends. Subtitles reveal that Sonny was sentenced to 20 years in prison and her children subsisted on welfare, Leon, who changed her name to Elizabeth, was able to have the surgery.

The LIFE article described Wojtowicz as "a dark, thin fellow with the broken-faced good looks of an Al Pacino or Dustin Hoffman". Hoffman was offered the role when Pacino quit the production. An 18-year-old actor was to be cast in the role of Sal to match the age of the actual Salvatore; the table below summarizes the main cast of Dog Day Afternoon. The film is based on the story of John Wojtowicz, it adheres to the basic facts of what happened, according to a LIFE article published on September 22, 1972, entitled "The Boys in the Bank". Wojtowicz, along with Sal Naturale, held up a Chase Manhattan Bank branch in Gravesend, Brooklyn, on August 22, 1972. After being apprehended, Wojtowicz was convicted in court and sentenced to 20 years in prison in 1973, of which he served five. Wojtowicz wro

List of Judge Dredd characters

This is a list of characters in the British comic strip Judge Dredd appearing in 2000 AD, Judge Dredd Megazine and related publications. They are listed alphabetically in categories. See Judge Anderson. Beeny is the child of the two main characters who appeared in the first America story, America Jara and Bennett Beeny, she herself first appeared in the sequel to that story, but her first main story was the third in the America trilogy, in which she took a lead role. In 2119 Beeny was enrolled as a cadet in the Academy of Law by her father just before his untimely death, served well enough to qualify for the accelerated graduation program. In her tenth year, as with all tenth year cadets, she was required to plan and execute a criminal investigation on her own. Allowed to choose her supervisor, she chose to work with Judge Dredd. In 2130 she graduated to full judge at age 15. In late 2137 Beeny and Dredd investigated a Total War terrorist cell which had assassinated a member of the Council of Five, Mega-City One's highest legislative body.

Following the arrest of the perpetrators, Dredd recommended that Beeny be appointed to the vacant Council seat, Chief Judge Hershey agreed. She was removed from the Council in early 2141, when the entire Council was dismissed by the new chief judge, Judge Logan. However, shortly afterwards Logan acknowledged that this had been a mistake, he reinstated her. Judge Laverne Castillo was a street judge, taken off street duty when she froze in combat and allowed a fellow judge to be shot and wounded. Transferred to administrative duties, she became the personal aide to Chief Judge McGruder and accompanied the Chief Judge on a diplomatic visit to the planet Hestia; when their spaceship crashed there, Castillo so impressed Judge Dredd that on their return home he recommended that she be transferred back to street duty. This time she excelled in her chosen role, was Dredd's sidekick in a number of stories until she was murdered in 2123 by aliens after eight years on the force. During her time on Hestia, Castillo developed a secret and unrequited crush on Judge Dredd.

Writer John Wagner never developed this theme any further with her character, but this idea was taken up again with the character Galen DeMarco and used to greater effect, with significant repercussions in the relevant stories. Judge Francesco Deacon was one of the first street judges, in the 2030s. Before becoming a judge he was in the military police, he first appeared in Michael Carroll's novel Judges: The Avalanche, in the Judge Dredd comic strip story "Paradigm Shift" in 2000 AD #2082–2086 in May 2018 written by Carroll and with art by Staz Johnson. Judge Dekker first appeared in 1984 as a rookie judge, being evaluated by Dredd as to her suitability to become a full judge, she did not reappear in the strip again until 1991, when writer Garth Ennis used her as a recurring secondary character in several 1991 and 1992 strips – most prominently as the investigating judge against the "Muzak Killer". By this time an experienced street judge, she was killed in the 1992 story "Judgement Day". Upon her death Dredd considered that she was "...the best rookie he'd had, bar none."

He hallucinated her during his crucifixion in "Goodnight Kiss". An alternative, evil version of Dekker from a parallel universe appeared in the 1994 novel Dread Dominion. Dolman was a cadet at the Academy of Law, he was cloned from Judge Dredd's DNA. Although he performed well at the Academy, he resented his lack of control over his own life and chose to leave the Academy and Mega-City One, he joined the Space Corps and was transferred to an offworld Academy, though he returned to the city. Shortly after "Day of Chaos", Dolman returned to the city: he felt obliged to help out with his family in danger, he was an advisor and non-combatant in the Corps by now, first arrived in the city when Marines were asked to break the siege at Sue Perkins Block. Colonel Lynn Easter viewed him with mild contempt when he tried to stop her bombing the block, but Dolman used his judge training to cripple a marine, forcing her to call off the airstrike, assist Dredd in stopping the siege, he was injured in the process and sent to hospital, with Dredd calling him "a judge" over Dolman's protests.

The Corps were left angry that Dolman had shot a marine – a decision Dredd agreed with – and Easter and two others assaulted him in hospital, but Dolman was able to take them down. See Judge Dredd Chief Judge Eustace Fargo was the first chief judge of Mega-City One and the source of the DNA from which Judge Dredd was cloned. In the 1995 film Judge Dredd Fargo was played by Max von Sydow; every appearance of Fargo in the comic has been a flashback, since he was believed to have died in 2051, decades before the stories in the comic. However in 2006–07 the story Origins, written by John Wagner, described a secret history in which Fargo's death had been faked and he had survived in suspended animation until 2129; as a result of a massive increase in violent gang crime, US president Thomas Gurney appointed Fargo Special Prosecutor for Street Crime. When the Constitution was amended to allow the creation of an elite law enforcement agency to convict criminals without due process, Fargo was made the first "chief judge" in 2031.

Fargo resigned and attempted suicide in 2051, but the matter was covered up by deputy chief judges Solomon and Goodman, who fabricated a story that he had been

Brett Bellemore

Brett Bellemore is a Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman. He is playing with Kunlun Red Star in the Kontinental Hockey League, he has played in the National Hockey League for the Carolina Hurricanes. Bellemore was selected in the 6th round, 162nd overall, by the Hurricanes in the 2007 NHL Entry Draft. Bellemore played major junior with the Plymouth Whalers in the Ontario Hockey League before he was signed to a three-year entry level contract with the Hurricanes on May 15, 2008. On July 8, 2011, Bellemore signed a two-way contract with the Carolina Hurricanes; the contract was worth $525,000 per $70,000 per year at the AHL level. On June 28, 2013, Bellemore signed a two-way contract to remain with the Hurricanes. After 6 seasons within the Hurricanes organization, Bellemore became a free agent. Unable to secure a contract, Bellemore began training with the New York Rangers after receiving a try-out to training camp on September 9, 2015. After his release from the Rangers pre-season roster, Bellemore agreed to a one-year AHL contract with the Providence Bruins, affiliate to the Boston Bruins on October 9, 2015.

For a second consecutive season, Bellemore faced free agency in the off-season. On July 24, 2016, Bellemore opted to continue his career in the Kontinental Hockey League, signing a one-year deal with Chinese entrant, HC Kunlun Red Star. Biographical information and career statistics from NHL.com, or Eliteprospects.com, or Eurohockey.com, or Hockey-Reference.com, or The Internet Hockey Database