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 <email@example.com>
Get a Lift
15 January 1975 (France)
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After Harry buys the car and is talking to Burt, he says his drivers license expired in 1958. Art Carney was 39 in 1958. See more
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
You can't fight capitalism in the courts. You got to go to the streets. Man the barricades, plant the dynamite. Blow up the cesspool.
Tonto is billed "and TONTO" See more
Referenced in Inside Llewyn Davis
Long Train Runnin'
Written by Tom Johnston See more