When his apartment building is torn down, a retired lifelong New Yorker goes on a cross country odyssey with his beloved cat Tonto.

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Cast

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Grocery Clerk
Herbert Berghof ...
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Avon Long ...
Rashel Novikoff ...
Mrs. Rothman
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Burt (as Phil Bruns)
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Burt Jr.
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Norman (as Joshua Mostel)
Dolly Jonah ...
Sybil Bowan ...
Old Landlady
Joe Madden ...
Panhandler
Bette Howard ...
Morgue Clerk
Patricia Fay ...
Airport Security Woman
Muriel Beerman ...
Taxi Driver
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Storyline

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 <slug@mail.utexas.edu>

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15 January 1975 (France)  »

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$980,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

Paul Mazursky, the director, was taking a cab to meet the casting director and his cab driver talked so much he thought she might be good in the movie. He had her park at the casting directors office and leave the meter running while she came inside and read for the part. She, Muriel Beerman, got the part as the taxi driver. See more »

Goofs

When Stephanie drops Harry off at the casino in Las Vegas, a huge silhouette of the entire filming crew is visible on the side of the car. See more »

Quotes

Jacob Rivetowski: We are in for a depression... that will make the 30's look like paradise. Maybe it's a good thing - the hard-hats and the phony liberals will kill each other.
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Tonto is billed "and TONTO" See more »

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References Ironside (1967) See more »

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Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing
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Music by Sammy Fain
Heard on soundtack while Harry is ith hooker
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A truly heartwarming movie
21 January 2001 | by (San Francisco.CA) – See all my reviews

I saw the movie for the first time on AMC and enjoyed it a lot. You don't see movies of this type anymore and when you see one like this you can't forget it. I thought Art Carney did a tremendous job acting as Harry. It also tended to remind people that they get old and lose their friends due to death and search for new companions.


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