John Wojtowicz was turned into something of an iconic figure when Al Pacino played him in 1975’s “Dog Day Afternoon.” In that film, Wojtowicz took a bank hostage in the hopes of raising money for his transsexual lover’s sex change operation, hardly exaggerated the actual 1972 event, but only captured one piece of a much larger story. That’s why its so great we have “The Dog,” Alison Berg and Frank Keraudren’s documentary about Wojtowicz in the years leading up to his death from cancer in 2006. The film is out in theaters and VOD now (go see it!), and better yet — we have a poster giveaway in celebration of that. One of these two babies — signed by the film’s directors — could be yours:
The first two people to tweet at us with the answers to the following three trivia questions (the answers should fit into one tweet), wins:
1. What was the exact date of that dog day afternoon when Wojtowicz robbed the bank?
2. How much money did “The Dog” make from selling the movie rights to his story?
3. In 1975, Wojtowicz wrote a letter to The New York Times out of concern that people would believe the movie version of the events. He said the movie had specific percentage of accuracy. What was that percentage?
Give ’em here (and we promise it’s not that hard to find the answers). We’ll direct message you for information if you’re one of the lucky two.