Harry and Tonto

Harry and Tonto

Director: Paul Mazursky Cast: Art Carney, Ellen Burstyn, Chief Dan George


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In Paul Mazursky's rueful character drama, 57-year-old Art Carney plays Harry, a 70-plus Manhattan widower who loses his tiny apartment to the wrecking ball. Accompanied by his pet, an aged cat named Tonto, Harry sets out on an odyssey to Los Angeles. During his journey, he finds a kindred spirit in a youthful hitchhiker (Melanie Mayron), who eventually finds happiness with Harry's grandson (Joshua Mostel). Harry makes stops at the homes of his grown children (Philip Bruns, Ellen Burstyn, and Larry Hagman), but each visit is more disappointing than the last; he also touches base with an old flame (Geraldine Fitzgerald), who has slipped into senility. By the time he arrives in L.A., Harry has become dispirited by his desultory visits with friends and family, but he eventually realizes that each new day can be a beginning rather than an end.

Product Details

Release Date: 01/01/1998
UPC: 0086162135538
Original Release: 1974
Rating: R
Source: 20th Century Fox

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Art Carney Harry
Ellen Burstyn Shirley
Chief Dan George Sam Two Feathers
Geraldine Fitzgerald Jessie
Larry Hagman Eddie
Arthur Hunnicutt Wade
Cliff De Young Burt, Jr.
Rene Enriquez Grocery Clerk
Michael McCleery Mugger
Avon Long Leroy
Rashel Novikoff Mrs. Rothman
Joe Madden Panhandler
Louis Guss Dominic
Clint Young Bus Driver
Cliff Norton Used Car Salesman
Michael Butler Hitchhiker
Mike Nussbaum Old Age Home Clerk
Andre Philippe Chess Player
Sally K. Marr Cat Lady
Alex Colon Actor
Herbert Berghof Rivetowski
Dolly Jonah Elaine
Melanie Mayron Ginger
Josh Mostel Norman
Barbara Rhoades Happy Hooker
Philip Bruns Burt

Technical Credits
Paul Mazursky Director,Producer,Screenwriter
Michael C. Butler Cinematographer
Bill Conti Score Composer
John Godfrey Set Decoration/Design
Josh Greenfeld Screenwriter
Richard Halsey Editor
Ted Haworth Art Director
Edward S. Haworth Production Designer
Bob O'Bradovich Makeup
Tony Ray Asst. Director,Producer
Anthony Ray Asst. Director,Producer
Theodore Soderberg Sound/Sound Designer
John Speak Asst. Director
Albert Wolsky Costumes/Costume Designer

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