John Schlesinger's Oscar-winning film, which features brilliant performances by Jon Voight and Dustin Hoffman, brought an unusually gritty realism to the screen and offered a then-rare portrait of New York's street scene. Joe Buck (Voight), a 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 (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 see and confront all the seediness, corruption, and cruelty that flourish in the big city.
Chapter Search, Original Theatrical Trailer
Release Date: 02 January 2001
Certificate: 18 - Suitable for 18 years and over. Not for sale to persons under age 18, by placing an order for this product you are declaring that you are 18 years or over.
Aspect Ratio: 1.85 Wide Screen
Sound: Dolby Digital 4.0 Surround\Mono
Running Time: 108 minutes
Production Year: 1969
Main Language: English
Subtitles: Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Norwegian, Polish, Portugese, Spanish, Swedish
Dubbed Languages: French, German, Italian, Spanish
Hearing Impaired Languages: English, German
Worth watching, but I don't rate it as high as some.
Frequently quoted as an outstanding film but the most memorable thing to me is the theme music. The movie's OK but it's not a masterpiece.