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Midnight Cowboy

R| 1 hr. 53 min.

Plot Summary
Convinced of his irresistible appeal to women, Texas dishwasher Joe Buck (Jon Voight) quits his job and heads for New York City, thinking he'll latch on to some rich dowager. New York, however, is not as hospitable as he imagined, and Joe soon finds himself living in an abandoned building with a Dickensian layabout named Enrico "Ratso" Rizzo (Dustin Hoffman). The two form a rough alliance, and together they kick-start Joe's hustling career just as Ratso's health begins to deteriorate.

Cast: Dustin Hoffman , Jon Voight , Sylvia Miles , John McGiver , Brenda Vaccaro , Barnard Hughes , Ruth White , Jennifer Salt

Director: John Schlesinger

Genres: Drama

Distributor: Criterion Pictures, Metro Goldwyn Mayer

Midnight Cowboy (1969)

Release Date: May 25th, 1969|1 hr. 53 min.

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