movieDate: september 13, 1971

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ON THIS DAY in 1971, police and the National Guard stormed Attica Prison in New York, in an attempt to end a revolt by prisoners. This incident was referenced in the 1975 Sidney Lumet film, DOG DAY AFTERNOON, starring Al Pacino.

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Al Pacino

Born: April 25, 1940, New York City
Childhood nickname: “Sonny”
Childhood ambition: baseball player
At age 17: dropped out of school
Movie debut: in ME, NATALIE (1969)
Oscar: Best Actor, for SCENT OF A WOMAN

Pacino in GLENGARRY GLEN ROSS: