Banks can make many a person uncomfortable. So combine sweltering summer heat with a bank robbery, and you’ve got a really awful day. Dog Day Afternoon, directed by the recently departed Sidney Lumet, is based on a true story recounting Sonny Wortzik’s (Al Pacino) desperate plight to steal enough money to pay for his male partner’s sex-change operation. From the get-go, almost everything that can go wrong one of his accomplices loses his nerve, there’s barely any money in the bank does go wrong. Hostages are taken, enough police appear to arrest the entire tristate area, and Pacino’s Sonny simmers away, pent up with self-destructive energy. The longer the movie goes, the sweatier all concerned become.