About the Film

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.


Director: John Schlesinger
Year: 1969
Cast: Dustin Hoffman, Jon Voight, Sylvia Miles
Created By: Waldo Salt (screenplay), James Leo Herlihy (based on the novel by)

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