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Midnight Cowboy (1969)

R 113 min - Drama - 25 May 1969
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Convinced of his irresistible appeal to women, Texas dishwasher Joe Buck (Jon Voight) quits his job and heads for New York City, thinking he'll latch on to some rich dowager. New York, however, is not as hospitable as he imagined, and Joe soon finds himself living in an abandoned building with a Dickensian layabout named Enrico "Ratso" Rizzo (Dustin Hoffman). The two form a rough alliance, and together they kick-start Joe's hustling career just as Ratso's health begins to deteriorate.

Director:  John Schlesinger
Stars:  Dustin Hoffman, Jon Voight, Sylvia Miles, John McGiver, Brenda Vaccaro, Barnard Hughes, Ruth White, Jennifer Salt, Gilman Rankin, T. Tom Marlow, George Eppersen, Georgann Johnson, Bob Balaban, Marlene Clark, Jan Tice, Al Scott, Linda Davis, Arlene Reeder, Jonathan Kramer, Anthony Holland, Paul Benjamin, Arthur Anderson, Tina Scala, Alma Felix, Richard Clarke, Ann Thomas, Paul Rossilli, Viva, Ultra Violet, Paul Jabara, International Velvet, Cecelia Lipson, Taylor Mead, Paul Morrissey, Joan Murphy, Al Stetson, Pat Ast, Mary Boylan, Randall Carver, Robert Dahdah, Trent Gough, Paul Jasmin, Barbara Maggio, Jay Morran, Renee Semes, Jeffrey Walker, M. Emmet Walsh, Bill Walters, Waldo Salt

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Storyline

Convinced of his irresistible appeal to women, Texas dishwasher Joe Buck (Jon Voight) quits his job and heads for New York City, thinking he'll latch on to some rich dowager. New York, however, is not as hospitable as he imagined, and Joe soon finds himself living in an abandoned building with a Dickensian layabout named Enrico "Ratso" Rizzo (Dustin Hoffman). The two form a rough alliance, and together they kick-start Joe's hustling career just as Ratso's health begins to deteriorate.



Tagline: Whatever you hear about Midnight Cowboy is true.

Genres: Drama

Details

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Country:   United States of America
Language:  English, Italian
Release Date:  25 May 1969

Box Office

Budget:  $3,600,000
Revenue:  $44,785,053

Company Credits

Production Companies:  United Artists, Florin Productions, Jerome Hellman Productions

Technical Specs

Runtime:  1 h 53 min

Academy Award Nominations

ACTOR — Dustin Hoffman {“Ratso Rizzo”}
ACTOR — Jon Voight {“Joe Buck”}
ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE — Sylvia Miles {“Cass”}
DIRECTING  — John Schlesinger
FILM EDITING — Hugh A. Robertson
BEST PICTURE — Jerome Hellman, Producer
WRITING (Screenplay–based on material from another medium) — Waldo Salt


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