Harry is a retired teacher in his 70s living in the Upper West Side of New York City where his late wife and he raised his children--where he's lived all his life. When the building he lives in is torn down to make way for a parking garage, Harry and his beloved cat Tonto begin a journey across the United States, visiting his children, seeing a world he never seemed to have the time to see before, making new friends, and saying goodbye to old friends. Written by
Gary Dickerson <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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15 January 1975 (France)
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Did You Know?
, born November 4, 1918, was not old enough (twelve and a half years old) to have been the father of Philip Bruns
, born May 2, 1931, who portrayed his son Burt, or old enough (thirteen years, ten and a half months) to have been the father of Larry Hagman
, born September 21, 1931, who portrayed his son Eddie, or old enough (fourteen years, one months) to have been the father of Ellen Burstyn
, born December 7, 1932, who portrayed his daughter Shirley. Actually, all three of the actors who portrayed Harry's children were born within nineteen months of each other. In the same theme, Philip Bruns was not old enough (thirteen years, nine months old) to have been the father of Cliff De Young
, born February 12, 1945, who portrayed Burt's oldest son, Burt Jr. See more
When Harry is briefly jailed, he is allowed to keep his suitcase and other personal belongings in his cell. None of these things would ever be allowed in a holding tank. See more
You know, the strangest thing about being old is... all your friends are dead.
Well, all your old friends, maybe. You could make new friends, you know?
Tonto is billed "and TONTO" See more
Music by Richard A. Whiting
Lyrics by Leo Robin
Sung by Art Carney
Sung by Art Carney See more