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 of his life. When the building, in which he lives, is torn down to make way for a parking garage, Harry and his beloved cat Tonto begin a journey across the U.S., 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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When Norman (Josh Mostel
) tells Shirley (Ellen Burstyn
) that he thinks she's a "bitch", he is actually saying the word "cunt" (dubbed over with "bitch"). 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 all right, Harry?
I was mugged.
White boy or black boy?
What the hell difference does it make?
I'd just like to know, that's all.
If it makes you feel any better, the last one was Puerto Rican.
Tonto is billed "and TONTO" See more
Referenced in Yes Man
Hooray for Hollywood
Music by Richard A. Whiting See more