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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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Trivia

The girl at the end building the sandcastle was played by the director's daughter, Jill Mazursky. See more »

Goofs

We see that same light Ggeen Lincoln and many of the same exact cars in almost every Traffic scene. See more »

Quotes

Panhandler: [knocks on car window] Have you got 35 cents?
Harry: Why thirty-five?
Panhandler: I wanna' buy a mink coat.
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Tonto is billed "and TONTO" See more »

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Tea for Two
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Music by Vincent Youmans
Lyrics by Irving Caesar
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Cat and man go on journey
2 January 2002 | by (Broken Bow, Oklahoma) – See all my reviews

After being evicted from his New York City apartment, a retired gent and his aging feline go on a cross country trip searching for a new life. They cross paths with many interesting folks and suffer their share of difficulties along the way. Harry was a philosophical old boy who managed to weather the upsets well; a solid man and totally likeable character. Excellent film, well written and played out. 5 stars.


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