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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:
one of the best Hollywood films of the 70's 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:
Art Carney, born November 4, 1918, was not old enough (twelve and a half years old) to have been the father of Philip Bruns, born May 2, 1931, who portrayed his son Burt, or old enough (thirteen years, ten and a half months) to have been the father of Larry Hagman, born September 21, 1931, who portrayed his son Eddie, or old enough (fourteen years, one months) to have been the father of Ellen Burstyn, born December 7, 1932, who portrayed his daughter Shirley. Actually, all three of the actors who portrayed Harry's children were born within nineteen months of each other. In the same theme, Philip Bruns was not old enough (thirteen years, nine months old) to have been the father of Cliff De Young, born February 12, 1945, who portrayed Burt's oldest son, Burt Jr.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: 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:
Leroy:You all right, Harry?
Harry:I was mugged.
Leroy:White boy or black boy?
Harry:What the hell difference does it make?
Leroy:I'd just like to know, that's all.
Harry:White.
Leroy:Hot damn.
Harry:If it makes you feel any better, the last one was Puerto Rican.
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Inside Llewyn Davis (2013)See more »
Soundtrack:
Pop Goes the WeaselSee more »

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32 out of 32 people found the following review useful.
one of the best Hollywood films of the 70's, 4 December 2005
Author: alec-10 from pacific northwest

Art Carney was a quiet, quirky genius and this film is a lasting testament to his talent.

It's a story about how an -average- man (actually not average at all, as we come to find out) lives a life of dignity and confronts the chaos of modern existence--including that most devastating of inevitabilities, mortality and, particularly, old age .

Besides Carney, watch for superb ensemble acting from Ellen Burstyn, Larry Hagman, the inimitable Chief Dan George, Arthur Hunnicutt, and a host of great character actors from the 70's.

Unlike so many contemporary scripts from the late 60's and early 70's, the cultural references seem interesting and historical and not dated, probably because--like everything else in this film--they are treated with respect and a sense of mercy.

If this film had been made by a French director in 1974, it would be heralded as a major classic. Oh, well.

Watch it. Savor it. This is really something special.

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