Film for Thought: Midnight Cowboy

Showings

Studio Theater Wed, Nov 10 7:00 PM
INFORMATION
Rating:R
Run Time:1hr 53min
Release Year:1969
Genre:Drama
Category:Film
CAST/CREW
Cast:Dustin Hoffman
Jon Voight
Director:John Schlesinger

Description

Convinced of his irresistible appeal to women, Texas dishwasher Joe Buck (Jon Voight) quits his job and heads for New York City, thinking he'll latch on to some rich dowager. New York, however, is not as hospitable as he imagined, and Joe soon finds himself living in an abandoned building with a Dickensian layabout named Enrico "Ratso" Rizzo (Dustin Hoffman). The two form a rough alliance, and together they kick-start Joe's hustling career just as Ratso's health begins to deteriorate.