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Harry and Tonto (1974)

When his apartment building is torn down, a retired lifelong New Yorker goes on a cross country odyssey with his beloved cat Tonto.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Harry
... Grocery Clerk
Herbert Berghof ... Rivetowski
... Mugger
... Leroy
Rashel Novikoff ... Mrs. Rothman
... Burt (as Phil Bruns)
... Burt Jr.
... Norman (as Joshua Mostel)
Dolly Jonah ... Elaine
Sybil Bowan ... Old Landlady
Joe Madden ... Panhandler
Bette Howard ... Morgue Clerk
Patricia Fay ... Airport Security Woman
... Taxi Driver
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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. Written by Gary Dickerson <slug@mail.utexas.edu>

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15 January 1975 (France)  »

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$980,000 (estimated)
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Art Carney, 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 »

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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 »

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Jacob Rivetowski: 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.
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Tonto is billed "and TONTO" See more »

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Where the Blue of the Night (Meets the Gold of the Day)
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Music by Fred E. Ahlert
Lyrics by Roy Turk
Sung by Art Carney
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A man in search of a place in a world that has no need for him...
19 April 2004 | by See all my reviews

Harry is a man who has no place in the world; with his orange cat Tonto, his partner, they search for a place in the world that is changing. Through a repression, changing values, and rapid changing scenery, he sticks out like a sore thumb with his family, his friends, and people. He then is on a destination to Chicago to stay with his daughter, but after he's thrown off a plane, he travels on a bus, but when his cat won't go to the bathroom, he's thrown off the bus and is stranded and decides to drive. On the way to Chicago he has an adventure meeting different people, people that are symbols of the changing society and he learns to cope with them and tries to adapt, yet can't find his place in society. Harry must find a place in the world and he intends to find one. This is a heartbreaking, poignant and engrossing view into a man's life in old age. Art Carney gives an excellent performance of a man conflicted with changing society, and a man who must force himself to adapt whether he likes it or not. Will he ever find his place in the world? You have to watch to see.

*** out of **** stars.


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