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Harry and Tonto (1974)

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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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Grocery Clerk
Herbert Berghof ...
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Avon Long ...
Rashel Novikoff ...
Mrs. Rothman
Philip Bruns ...
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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Release Date:

15 January 1975 (France)  »

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Budget:

$980,000 (estimated)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Pieces of liver were placed around Art Carney in order to attract the cats that played Tonto into cuddling with Carney in pivotal scenes. See more »

Goofs

We see the same light Green Lincoln , a light Green Chevrolet and many of the same cars in almost every traffic scene. See more »

Quotes

Harry: I know lihe is confusing. We're just trying to get on with it.
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Crazy Credits

Tonto is billed "and TONTO" See more »

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Referenced in Ebert Presents: At the Movies: Episode #2.6 (2011) See more »

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Seems Like Old Times
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Written by John Jacob Loeb and Carmen Lombardo
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Brilliant, touching , hidden masterpiece!
17 December 1998 | by (New York) – See all my reviews

This is a very special movie to me. I don't want to give away any of the plot but I will just say that this is a movie that will leave you with a smile and touch your heart. You will want to live life to the fullest just like good old Harry and Tonto. Art Carney is simply smashing and brilliant in the lead role. Just a great movie! See it!


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