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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Aspect Ratio: 1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?
, who portrayed Elaine Coombs, in her only film role, had an extensive career in theater, as both a writer and actor. See more
When Harry is briefly jailed, he is allowed to keep his suitcase and other personal belongings in his cell. None of these things would ever be allowed in a holding tank. See more
I was gonna' try and cook some authentic soul food, but then I got afraid it wouldn't turn out all right. But I love the soul food. Burt and I ate it at a little place in the East Village that specializes in it... It's run by an elderly Afro-American woman.
*I* didn't know they had soul food in Africa.
Tonto is billed "and TONTO" See more
Referenced in Yes Man
Where the Blue of the Night (Meets the Gold of the Day)
Music by Fred E. Ahlert
Lyrics by Roy Turk
Sung by Art Carney See more