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MIDNIGHT COWBOY (Drama - R)
PRODUCER: Jerome Hellman

ABOUT THE FILM

Highly emotional dramatization of Leo Herlihy's novel about a Texas dreamer (Voight) who comes to NYC, becomes a stud, and develops a deep friendship with a street hustler, Ratso Rizzo (Hoffman).

DIRECTED BY:

John Schlesinger (who also won the Oscar for direction).

THE CAST INCLUDES

Dustin Hoffman / Nominated Actor
(THE GRADUATE, LITTLE BIG MAN, STRAW DOGS, PAPILLON, LENNY, ALL THE PRESIDENT'S MEN, MARATHON MAN, KRAMER VS KRAMER, TOOTSIE, RAINMAN)

Jon Voight / Nominated Actor (CATCH 22, DELIVERANCE, THE ODESSA FILE, COMING HOME, TABLE FOR FIVE, RUNAWAY TRAIN)

Sylvia Miles / Nominated Supporting Actress (HEAT, FAREWELL MY LOVELY, EVIL UNDER THE SUN)

With John McGiver, Brenda Vaccaro, Ruth White, Jennifer Salt, Bob Balaban, and Barnard Hughes.

ABOUT THE PRODUCER

Jerome Hellman (1928 - ) American producer who started as an agent.

Hellman's other works include: THE WORLD OF HENRY ORIENT, THE DAY OF THE LOCUST, COMING HOME, and PROMISES IN THE DARK.

NOTES & TRIVA

Waldo Salt received the Screenplay (based on material from another medium) Oscar.
Originally rated "X" and was revised to "R" to win the awards.

Oscar nominated song "Everybody's Talking" sung by Harry Nilsson, was a huge hit.

OTHER NOMINATIONS

Direction (*)
Writing (*)
Actor (2)
Supporting Actress
Editing

OTHER "BEST PICTURE" NOMINATIONS

ANNE OF THE THOUSAND DAYS
BUTCH CASSIDY AND THE SUNDANCE KID
HELLO, DOLLY
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