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.
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An Original Mazursky
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15 January 1975 (France)
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Aspect Ratio: 1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?
The two little boys sitting on the stoop as Art Carney is being carried out of the building were local boys cast as extras, and paid five dollars for their efforts that day. See more
When Harry is briefly jailed, he is allowed to keep his suitcase and other personal belongings in his cell. None of these things would ever be allowed in a holding tank. See more
You know, the strangest thing about being old is... all your friends are dead.
Well, all your old friends, maybe. You could make new friends, you know?
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 Rewind This!
The Boulevard of Broken Dreams
Music by Harry Warren
Lyrics by Al Dubin
Sung by Art Carney See more