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>
Get a Lift
15 January 1975 (France)
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Did You Know?
, 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, nor 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, nor 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 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
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
You can't fight capitalism in the courts. You got to go to the streets. Man the barricades, plant the dynamite. Blow up the cesspool.
Tonto is billed "and TONTO" See more
Referenced in Oscar's Greatest Moments
Where the Blue of the Night (Meets the Gold of the Day)
Music by Fred E. Ahlert
Lyrics by Roy Turk
Sung by Art Carney See more