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
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Get a Lift
15 January 1975 (France)
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was offered the title role, but the 74 year-old actor hadn't starred in a feature film since 1961 and didn't want to come out of retirement. See more
Overhead boom mike is visible in two scenes. First, when Harry is sitting on the couch with Eddie at Eddie's apartment. Second, when Harry is playing chess by the beach. See more
So I was broke. I rode me down to Galveston. Read an article in the paper... about catchin' sharks. Shark's good for a lot of things. Got a job with a Portuguese feller. Caught sharks till I couldn't move my arms. Made me $300 and come home. Hadn't shaved for three weeks. Come walkin' up to the front door. The wife thought it was a bum. Told me to clear on out. That's when I got into cats.
Your wife still alive?
Nope. Buried three of 'em. Good women. Bad diets.
Tonto is billed "and TONTO" See more
Referenced in Rewind This!
Roamin' in the Gloamin'
Written by Harry Lauder
Sung by Art Carney See more