About the Film

Texas dishwasher Joe Buck quits his job and heads for New York City. 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. The two form a rough alliance, and together they kick-start Joe’s hustling career just as Ratso’s health begins to deteriorate!

Director: John Schlesinger
Runtime: 108 minutes
Year: 1969
Cast: Dustin Hoffman, Jon Voight, Sylvia Miles

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