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 of his life. When the building, in which he lives, is torn down to make way for a parking garage, Harry and his beloved cat Tonto begin a journey across the U.S., 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.
Gary Dickerson <email@example.com>
15 January 1975 (France)
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Aspect Ratio: 1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?
Co-Writer and Director Paul Mazursky
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 director's 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
Soon after Harry buys the old used car, we see him driving it while telling Tonto a story. First shot (exterior) shows Harry in the outside lane. The camera switches to inside the car and we see Harry in the inside lane. See more
How old are you?
I guess I don't know much about being 16 these days.
Neither do I.
Tonto is billed "and TONTO" See more
In the original theatrical version, Norman (Josh Mostel) says to Shirley (Ellen Burstyn), "I like you too, Aunt Shirley, but you're a c**t." When the ratings board gave the film an R rating because of this line, Mazursky changed the line to "But you're a bitch." All subsequent prints after the initial theatrical release contain this line, and the original has since disappeared. See more
Referenced in Duck
Music by Richard A. Whiting
Lyrics by Leo Robin
Sung by Art Carney See more