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>
Get a Lift
15 January 1975 (France)
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Aspect Ratio: 1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?
When Art Carney
initially told Paul Mazursky
that he loved the script but felt that he was too young in his mid-fifties to play Harry, Mazursky pointed out to Carney that he already had a natural bow-legged walk due to his WWII injuries and could easily pass as an older man. See more
Leaving Harry's apartment, in the first shot, the trailer carrying his furniture is uncovered, in the second shot it's covered with a tarp. See more
[Talking to his cat, reminiscing about an earlier New York City
There were trolleys, Tonto. Cobblestones. The aroma of corned beef and cabbage. The tangy zest of... apple strudel. You had to hand-crank the cars in those days, Tonto. Cars like REO's, Franklins, Hudsons. Those were names fit for a car. These days a man doesn't know whether he's driving a car or an animal: "Mustangs," "Jaguars," "Cougars,"... "Pintos." - Silly.
Tonto is billed "and TONTO" See more
Long Train Runnin'
Written by Tom Johnston See more