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Harry and Tonto (1974)

R  |   |  Adventure, Comedy, Drama  |  15 January 1975 (France)
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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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Budget:

$980,000 (estimated)
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The girl at the end building the sandcastle was played by the director's daughter, Jill Mazursky. See more »

Goofs

During Harry, Ginger and Norman's cross-country trip they stop at a railroad crossing. As the car comes to a stop (camera in front, ground level), there is no car behind them and none visible coming up the road. When the scene shifts to inside the car for Norman's violin performance (camera now at about dashboard level), what appears to be a white or light-color van is visible out the back window. As they pull away after the train has passed and Norman has finished playing (camera angle now above and behind their car), a brown car follows. 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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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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