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Harry and Tonto
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Director:
Writers:
Paul Mazursky (written by) and
Josh Greenfeld (written by)
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Release Date:
15 January 1975 (France) See more »
Tagline:
Get a Lift
Plot:
When his apartment building is torn down, a retired lifelong New Yorker goes on a cross country odyssey with his beloved cat Tonto. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
Won Oscar. Another 3 wins & 3 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
A man in search of a place in a world that has no need for him... See more (45 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Art Carney ... Harry

René Enríquez ... Grocery Clerk
Herbert Berghof ... Rivetowski

Michael McCleery ... Mugger
Avon Long ... Leroy
Rashel Novikoff ... Mrs. Rothman
Philip Bruns ... Burt (as Phil Bruns)

Cliff De Young ... Burt Jr.

Josh Mostel ... Norman (as Joshua Mostel)
Dolly Jonah ... Elaine
Sybil Bowan ... Old Landlady
Joe Madden ... Panhandler
Bette Howard ... Morgue Clerk
Patricia Fay ... Airport Security Woman
Muriel Beerman ... Taxi Driver
Louis Guss ... Dominic
Clint Young ... Bus Driver
Cliff Norton ... Used Car Salesman

Melanie Mayron ... Ginger
Michael Butler ... Hitchhiker
Letitia Toole ... Wrong Jessie
W. Benson Terry ... Her Husband
Gregg Harris ... Her Grandson

Mike Nussbaum ... Old Age Home Clerk

Geraldine Fitzgerald ... Jessie

Ellen Burstyn ... Shirley
Arthur Hunnicutt ... Wade

Barbara Rhoades ... Hooker
Philip Roth ... Vegas Gambler (as Phil Roth)

Chief Dan George ... Sam Two Feathers

Larry Hagman ... Eddie
Andre Philippe ... Chess Player
Anatol Winogradoff ... Anatol
Sally Marr ... Cat Lady (as Sally K. Marr)
Tonto ... Tonto
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Alex Colon ... Man in Airport (uncredited)
Jill Mazursky ... Girl Building Sandcastle (uncredited)

Paul Mazursky ... Prostitute (uncredited)

Directed by
Paul Mazursky 
 
Writing credits
Paul Mazursky (written by) and
Josh Greenfeld (written by)

Produced by
Paul Mazursky .... producer
Anthony Ray .... associate producer (as Tony Ray)
 
Original Music by
Bill Conti 
 
Cinematography by
Michael C. Butler  (as Michael Butler)
 
Film Editing by
Richard Halsey 
 
Art Direction by
Ted Haworth 
 
Set Decoration by
John Godfrey 
 
Costume Design by
Albert Wolsky 
 
Makeup Department
Bob O'Bradovich .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Art Levinson .... unit production manager (as Arthur Levinson)
Jere Henshaw .... executive in charge of production (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Dodie Fawley .... second assistant director
Anthony Ray .... assistant director (as Tony Ray)
John Sanger .... second assistant director: New York (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Theodore Soderberg .... sound re-recording mixer
John Speak .... production sound mixer (as John V. Speak)
Glenn E. Anderson .... sound: Los Angeles (uncredited)
Leland Haas .... sound: New York (uncredited)
Bill Marky .... boom operator (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Eugene Barragy .... key grip (uncredited)
Dick Colean .... first assistant camera (uncredited)
John Fleckenstein .... camera operator (uncredited)
Jay Johnson .... dolly grip (uncredited)
Edward Levine .... best boy (uncredited)
Muky .... still photographer (uncredited)
Donald M. Wolak .... gaffer (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Dianne Crittenden .... additional casting (as Dianne Derfner Crittenden)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Ed Brennan .... wardrobe
 
Editorial Department
Glenn Farr .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Kenneth Hall .... music editor (uncredited)
Dan Wallin .... score mixer (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Craig Pinkard .... transportation captain (uncredited)
 
Other crew
June Samson .... script supervisor
Betty Schumacher .... animal trainer
Lou Schumacher .... animal trainer
Bruce Bahrenburg .... publicist (uncredited)
Edwin D. Rich .... location auditor (uncredited)
Sioux Richards .... script supervisor (uncredited)
Teresa Stokovic .... production secretary (uncredited)
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Runtime:
Canada:115 min | USA:115 min | Argentina:115 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
Dolly Jonah, who portrayed Elaine Coombs, in her only film role, had an extensive career in theater, as both a writer and actor.See more »
Goofs:
Errors in geography: 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 »
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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Movie Connections:
References Isadora (1968)See more »
Soundtrack:
Where the Blue of the Night (Meets the Gold of the Day)See more »

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22 out of 25 people found the following review useful.
A man in search of a place in a world that has no need for him..., 19 April 2004
Author: Terminal Madness (rpgforms@yahoo.com) from http://www.cinema-crazed.com

Harry is a man who has no place in the world; with his orange cat Tonto, his partner, they search for a place in the world that is changing. Through a repression, changing values, and rapid changing scenery, he sticks out like a sore thumb with his family, his friends, and people. He then is on a destination to Chicago to stay with his daughter, but after he's thrown off a plane, he travels on a bus, but when his cat won't go to the bathroom, he's thrown off the bus and is stranded and decides to drive. On the way to Chicago he has an adventure meeting different people, people that are symbols of the changing society and he learns to cope with them and tries to adapt, yet can't find his place in society. Harry must find a place in the world and he intends to find one. This is a heartbreaking, poignant and engrossing view into a man's life in old age. Art Carney gives an excellent performance of a man conflicted with changing society, and a man who must force himself to adapt whether he likes it or not. Will he ever find his place in the world? You have to watch to see.

*** out of **** stars.

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