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Movie Info & Cast

Synopsis

A con man and a Texas hustler try to survive on the tough streets of New York.

Cast

  • Dustin Hoffman
  • Jon Voight
  • Sylvia Miles
  • John McGiver
  • Brenda Vaccaro
  • Barnard Hughes
  • Ruth White
  • Jennifer Salt
  • Gilman Rankin
  • Gary Owens

Did You Know?

Trivia

  • Al Stetson, the Florida bus driver, was an electrician on the movie. He filled in at the last minute when the extra failed to show up.
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Goofs

  • Ceilingless set and lighting equipment can be briefly seen in several shots in Cass' bedroom.
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Quotes

    • Joe Buck: I only get carsick on boats.
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Metacritic

88

There is no question that this film is flawed by the inclusion of the party scene and Ratzo's dream, but I cannot recall a more marvelous pair of acting performances in any one film. Dustin Hoffman deserves the Oscar for a role that is prickly on the outside, but tender on the inside.

Metacritic review by Gene Siskel
Gene Siskel
Chicago Tribune
75

All of these criticisms exist entirely apart from the performances of Dustin Hoffman and Jon Voight. It is a tribute to them, and to the core of honesty in the screenplay, that Ratso and Joe Buck emerge so unforgettably drawn. But the movie itself doesn't hold up.

Metacritic review by Roger Ebert
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times