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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
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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)  »

Also Known As:

Harry e Tonto  »

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Budget:

$980,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

Art Carney, 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 »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Harry: You know, the strangest thing about being old is... all your friends are dead.
Shirley: Well, all your old friends, maybe. You could make new friends, you know?
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Tonto is billed "and TONTO" See more »


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Louise
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Music by Richard A. Whiting
Lyrics by Leo Robin
Sung by Art Carney
Sung by Art Carney
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Art Carney Proves that Old is Great in "Harry & Tonto"
16 May 2002 | by (Mamaroneck,New York,USA) – See all my reviews

Art Carney gives us all a top caliber performance is this highly acclaimed movie drama.Here he plays a put upon retired school teacher.Who is forced to move from his West Side Apartment with his pet cat:"Tonto"and move in with his patronizing and complaining son and daughter in law.Unable to tolerate their difficult attitudes."Harry Coombes"(Carney)takes a trek accross country.Where he meets up with a teenage runaway:"Ginger"(Melenie Mayron),A Connving Vitamin Salesman(Athur Hunnicut),A Native American Medicine Man:"Sam Two Feathers"(Chief Dan George),A prositute(Rhonda Flemming)and his former girlfriend:"Jessie"(Geraldine Fitzgerald).He also spends some time with his oppionated daughter:"Shirley"(Ellen Burstyn)and His irresponsible son:"Eddie"(Larry Hagman).The film is filled with pogient moments and with some laughs.As well as some tradgety:"Harry's"old Friend:"Jacob"(Played here with some acerbic insight by the late Herbert Burghoff).Who dies and Poor "Harry"(Carney)has to indentify his friend's body at the morgue and the death of "Tonto".Art Carney won an Oscar for his portrayal of "Harry Coombes" in this picture.But most of all.He has won our admiration for his talents as an actor.Thanks Art!


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