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Release Date:
15 January 1975 (France) See more »
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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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Won Oscar. Another 3 wins & 3 nominations See more »
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Cat and man go on journey See more (47 total) »


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

Did You Know?

The girl at the end building the sandcastle was played by the director's daughter, Jill Mazursky.See more »
Revealing mistakes: We see the same light Green Lincoln , a light Green Chevrolet and many of the same cars in almost every traffic scene.See more »
Harry:Who's the vice president this week?
Newspaper vendor:Who cares?
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Movie Connections:
Chicago (That Toddlin' Town)See more »


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16 out of 19 people found the following review useful.
Cat and man go on journey, 2 January 2002
Author: helpless_dancer from Broken Bow, Oklahoma

After being evicted from his New York City apartment, a retired gent and his aging feline go on a cross country trip searching for a new life. They cross paths with many interesting folks and suffer their share of difficulties along the way. Harry was a philosophical old boy who managed to weather the upsets well; a solid man and totally likeable character. Excellent film, well written and played out. 5 stars.

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