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Harry and Tonto (1974)

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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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Release Date:

15 January 1975 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Harry e Tonto  »

Box Office

Budget:

$980,000 (estimated)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

James Cagney 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 »

Goofs

When Harry sits down in his apartment with the newspaper, he takes off his glasses and puts them on the table next to his chair. In the next shot, he has the glasses on again and takes them off to put on his reading glasses. See more »

Quotes

Harry: Jacob, they want me to move.
Jacob Rivetowski: What?
Harry: I got a notice that they're tearing down my building. They're putting up a fancy parking lot.
Jacob Rivetowski: Capitalist bastards!
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Crazy Credits

Tonto is billed "and TONTO" See more »

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References Ironside (1967) 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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Brilliant, touching , hidden masterpiece!
17 December 1998 | by (New York) – See all my reviews

This is a very special movie to me. I don't want to give away any of the plot but I will just say that this is a movie that will leave you with a smile and touch your heart. You will want to live life to the fullest just like good old Harry and Tonto. Art Carney is simply smashing and brilliant in the lead role. Just a great movie! See it!


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