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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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15 January 1975 (France)  »

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Budget:

$980,000 (estimated)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

James Cagney was originally offered the role of Harry. Other people considered for the role were Sir Laurence Olivier and Cary Grant before Art Carney was finally cast. Paul Mazursky's words to Carney were "You'll win an Oscar," which turned out to be prophetic. See more »

Goofs

In the story, after arriving in Chicago, Harry rents a car and drives west. However, in reality he is actually driving east. I lived in the city (Geneva, IL) where they filmed Harry driving his rental car. Based on landmarks I could see, he drove along State St (Route 38) from the west side of the city, ending up at the Geneva Motel, which is on the far east end of the city. 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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Featured in 10th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards (2004) See more »

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Hooray for Hollywood
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Music by Richard A. Whiting
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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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