Midnight Cowboy

"Extraordinary"

Midnight Cowboy Review


Joe Buck (Jon Voight), in what may be the boldest and most naive move in movie history, heads from west Texas to New York City via bus, to strike it rich as a male prostitute. He encounters a diminutive con man named Ratso (Dustin Hoffman), who takes him under his wing as his "manager." Sadly, it soon becomes apparent that neither of these characters can take care of themselves, much less one another. Depressing and nearly hopeless, this classic and infamous film (originally X-rated in 1969, it still won Best Picture), Midnight Cowboy has analogues in countless films from later years, all the way through American Beauty. Highly recommended.


Midnight Cowboy

Facts and Figures

Run time: 113 mins

In Theaters: Monday 16th June 1969

Box Office Worldwide: $44.8M

Budget: $3.6M

Distributed by: United Artists

Production compaines: Florin Productions, Jerome Hellman Productions

Reviews

Contactmusic.com: 4.5 / 5

Rotten Tomatoes: 89%
Fresh: 51 Rotten: 6

IMDB: 8.0 / 10

Cast & Crew

Producer:

Starring: as 'Ratso' Rizzo, as Joe Buck, as Cass, as Mr. O'Daniel, as Shirley, as Towny, as Sally Buck - Texas, as Annie - Texas, Gilman Rankin as Woodsy Niles - Texas (as Gil Rankin), T. Tom Marlow as Little Joe - Texas, George Eppersen as Ralph - Texas, Georgann Johnson as Rich Lady - New York, as The Young Student - New York

Also starring: ,

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