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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:
Cat and man go on journey 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)

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Trivia:
Paul Mazursky, the director, was taking a cab to meet the casting director and his cab driver talked so much he thought she might be good in the movie. He had her park at the casting directors office and leave the meter running while she came inside and read for the part. She, Muriel Beerman, got the part as the taxi driver.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:
Nick Lewis - Used Car Dealer:I am 62 years old.
[Indicates to Harry the rather obvious hair piece he's wearing]
Nick Lewis - Used Car Dealer:I can't get it up unless I take a dose of strychnine.
Harry:Strychnine? I thought strychnine was poisonous?
Nick Lewis - Used Car Dealer:Naw, no... It really gives you a lift, you know? But I wanna' tell ya, it isn't worth it. 'Cause I get such terrible headaches. Right through my skull. "Bong! Bong!" Like a sledgehammer. So, a fella' has to decide whether he wants a migraine headache... or a piece of ass, you know?
Harry:Well, Nick, you live and learn.
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Soundtrack:
Where the Blue of the Night (Meets the Gold of the Day)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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