- Original title
- Running time
- 113 min.
- United States
Waldo Salt (Novel: James Leo Herlihy)
Drama | Friendship. Prostitution
- Synopsis / Plot
- Texas greenhorn Joe Buck arrives in New York for the first time. Preening himself as a real 'hustler', he finds that he is the one getting 'hustled' until he teams up with a down-and-out but resilient outcast named Ratso Rizzo. The initial 'country cousin meets city cousin' relationship deepens. In their efforts to bilk a hostile world rebuffing them at every turn, this unlikely pair progress from partners in shady business to comrades. Each has found his first real friend.
: 3 Academy Awards: Best Movie, Director, Adapted Screenplay. 7 Nominations
: Golden Globes: Most Promising Newcomer - Male (Jon Voight). 7 Nominations
: BAFTA Awards: Best Film, Director, Actor, Screenplay, Editing and Promising Newcomer (Voight)
: New York Film Critics Circle: Best Actor (Jon Voight). 3 Nominations
: Directors Guild of America (DGA): Best Director
: Writers Guild of America (WGA): Best Adapted Drama Screenplay
: Berlin Film Festival: OCIC Award
: David di Donatello Awards: Best Foreign Director and Actor (Dustin Hoffman)
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