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Midnight Cowboy [DVD] [Canadian; French]

  • DVD
  • 1 disc
  • Region 1 USA/CA (info)
  • Joe Buck (Jon Voight), an aspiring male prostitute from Texas, heads to Manhattan where he hopes to find plenty of wealthy women willing to pay for the services of a handsome man. When he arrives, the naive country boy befriends Ratso Rizzo (Dustin Hoffman), a tubercular homeless con artist who dreams of moving to Florida. As they go about trying to get the money Ratso needs, the two men confront the seediness, corruption, and cruelty that flourish in the big city.

    Based on the novel by James Leo Herlihy, this Oscar-winning film (Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Adapted Screenplay) features brilliant performances by Voight and Hoffman, and brings to the screen an unusually gritty realism in its portrayal of the streets of New York City.

    Academy Awards Best Picture 1969
    Academy Awards Best Director 1969 John Schlesinger British Director/Actor
    Academy Awards Best Adapted Screenplay 1969 Waldo Salt American Screenwriter

  • Credits
    Dustin Hoffman,Jon Voight,Sylvia Miles,Brenda Vaccaro,John McGiver,Ruth White,Barnard Hughes,Barnard,Aloysius,Kiernan Hughes,Bob Balaban
  • Critic Reviews
    "...[The performances] have lost none of their magic....[They show us] characters who have nothing to offer the audience but their own lost souls." -- Rating: A-
    Entertainment Weekly

    "...What knocked people out 25 years ago, the parallel performances of Voight and Hoffman, still have the power today..."
    Los Angeles Times

    "...The '69 Oscar-winner seems fresher than ever..."
    USA Today

    "[T]his is a story of dreams unfulfilled, and Hoffman' pathetic street rat, both hilarious and heartbreakingly sad, becomes a kind of tragic hero."

    "[A] haunting 1969 classic about a conflicted connection between a nave Texan hustler and a sickly Bronx-born scammer."
    Rolling Stone

    5 stars out of 5 -- "The elegiac ending offers one of the most tender, understated goodbyes in American cinema."
    Total Film

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