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Midnight Cowboy


Jon Voight, Dustin Hoffman, Sylvia Miles, John McGiver View All


Waldo Salt (Screenplay), John Schlesinger (Director) View All

Release: May 25th, 1969
Runtime: 1 hour, 53 minutes
Joe Buck is a wide-eyed hustler from Texas hoping to score big with wealthy New York City women; he finds a companion in Enrico "Ratso" Rizzo, an ailing swindler with a bum leg and a quixotic fantasy of escaping to Florida.
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3 Sylvia Miles
She didn't look bad for an old broad here. She was 44 at the time, but she looked older. R.I.P. Sylvia...

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mark f
I realize that it's a serious drama, which some may find as too bleak, but most of the films in my Top List I find to have high levels of wit, and this one is near the top in that department.
The film can at times feel a bit slow as they really dedicate a lot of time to building up the friendship/dependence they have for each other.
the whole lot, matter of fact, Midnight Cowboy was the first X-rated film to win an Oscar, beating out a John Wayne film (True Grit), ironic as Joe Buck imitates Wayne in certain scenes attempting to revive a dying gimmick and Joe himself, actually shuts out this phony personification in a heart-bre....
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