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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The poetry that Harry shouts at the car that nearly runs him over is from Shelly, "Epipsychidion";
One hope within two wills, one will beneath Two overshadowing minds, one life, one death, One Heaven, one Hell, one immortality, And one annihilation. Woe is me! The winged words on which my soul would pierce Into the height of Love's rare Universe, Are chains of lead around its flight of fire- I pant, I sink, I tremble, I expire!
..and then after being mugged, Shakespeare, from "King Lear";
You heavens, give me that patience, patience I need. You see me here, you gods, a poor old man, As full of grief as age, wretched in both. See more
Leaving Harry's apartment, in the first shot, the trailer carrying his furniture is uncovered, in the second shot it's covered with a tarp. See more
You never really feel somebody's suffering; you only feel their death.
Tonto is billed "and TONTO" See more
Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing
Music by Sammy Fain
Heard on soundtack while Harry is with hooker See more