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Midnight cowboy

Midnight cowboy

Voight, Jon, 1938-; Nilsson, Harry, music; Barry, John, music; Schlesinger, John, director; Miles, Sylvia, actor; Hoffman, Dustin, 1937-; Herlihy, James Leo, book author

Dustin Hoffman and Jon Voight star in John Schlesinger's Oscar-winning drama based on the novel by James Leo Herlihy. Texan dishwasher Joe Buck (Voight) dreams of making it big in New York. Convinced that he can make his fortune providing sexual favours for wealthy women, he makes the move to the Big Apple. Unfortunately, the first woman he beds down with, Cass (Sylvia Miles), doesn't have any money to speak of, and borrows some of his. At this point, sleazy street-hustler Enrico 'Ratso' Rizzo (Hoffman) enters the frame, offering to become Joe's 'manager'. The only engagement he can arrange is with a gay Christian (John McGiver), but Joe and Ratso soon become close friends, fantasizsng to each other about the millions they are going to make. The film won Oscars for Best Picture, Best Director and Best Adapted Screenplay, while both Hoffman and Voight were nominated for Best Actor

DVD. English. Feature : Modern Classic.
Published MGM Home Entertainment, 2000
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Statement of responsibility: director, John Schlesinger; producer, Jerome Hellman; writer, Waldo Salt
EAN: 5050070000146
BBFC classification: 18
Note: Region 2, 1 disc(s), Disc format DVD 9 dual layer, Interactive menus, Scene access, Ratio (1:1.85 (17:9) Theatrical widescreen), Enhanced for WideScreen TV, Languages (English), Sound (Dolby Digital 4.0), Other languages German, Spanish, French, Italian, Other Language Sound Dolby Mono, Subtitles (English, German, Spanish, Dutch, Finnish, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Portuguese, French, Italian), Subtitles for hard of hearing (English, German), Bonus footage, Trailers, Booklet.
Note: Made in 1969.
Note: Based on the novel by James Leo Herlihy.
Note: Credits: music, John Barry; music, Harry Nilsson; cinematographer, Adam Holender.
Note: DVDW.
Note: Dolby Digital.
Performers: Cast: Dustin Hoffman, Jon Voight, Sylvia Miles, John McGiver, Brenda Vaccaro, Bob Balaban, Barnard Hughes, Viva Mead, Paul Morrissey, Jennifer Salt, Ruth White.
Physical Description: 1 videodisc (DVD) (108 min.) : sd, col.
System: DVD.
Other Number: 5050070000146
Publisher Number: 15858DVD