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Drama about the relationship between a naive Texan hustler and a seedy derelict, set in the underbelly of NYC. Graphic and emotional character study is brilliantly acted and engaging. Shocking and considered quite risque at the time of its release, this film now carries an "R" rating. It was the only "X"-rated film ever ever to win the Best Picture Oscar. From James Leo Herlihy's novel.

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Available on Running time 113 minutes.

Cast and Crew

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Waldo Salt
Dustin Hoffman, Jon Voight, Sylvia Miles, Brenda Vaccaro, John McGiver, Bob Balaban, Barnard Hughes
Adam Holender
John Schlesinger
John Barry
Jerome Hellman Productions, United Artists


Oscars 1969: Adapt. Screenplay, Director (Schlesinger), Picture; AFI 1998: Top 100; British Acad. 1969: Actor (Hoffman), Director (Schlesinger), Film, Screenplay; Directors Guild 1969: Director (Schlesinger), Natl. Film Reg. 1994;; N.Y. Film Critics 1969: Actor (Voight); Natl. Soc. Film Critics 1969: Actor (Voight); Writers Guild 1969: Adapt. Screenplay.

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Midnight Cowboy
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This movie which was made in 1969, is about a hopeful dishwasher from Texas named Joe Buck (Jon Voight), who decides to go to New York to become a hustler and make money off all the rich woman. The problem for Joe is that he isn't street smart enough for the job and gets ripped off by many people. One person that gets $20.00 from him is Enrique Salvator Rizzo (Dustin Hoffman)who is street smart but is often picked on by people and called Ratso. Rizzo informs Joe that he likes to be called Rico and the two become best friends. The great thing about their friendship is that neither has had a best friend before and both felt lonely in New York so the two now feel they can conquer the entire city together. Rico becomes Joe's manager for the hustling business and the two have big dreams for their new partnership. One problem arises and that is that Rico is very sick so now instead of Rico taking care of Joe, Joe must make money to take of Rico. This is a good movie for adults, but not recommended for kids at all. Both Hoffman and Voight are excellent actors and portray their characters very well.