When Joe Buck (Jon Voight) a good-looking naively charming Texas Cowboy makes his way to the big apple to seek his fortune the only wealth he finds is in the friendship of Ratso Rizzo (Dustin Hoffman) a scrounging sleazy small-time con man with big dreams. Living on the tattered fringe of society these two outcasts develop an unlikely bond - one that transcends their broken dreams and get-rich-quick schemes. Winner of three Academy Awards including Best Picture and Best Director.
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Please note this is a region 2 DVD and will require a region 2 (Europe) or region Free DVD Player in order to play Winner of the 1969 Academy Award® for Best Picture Best Director and Best Adapted Screenplay this groundbreaking masterpiece also earned Best Actor Oscar® nominations for the brilliant searing performances of Jon Voight and Dustin Hoffman as two small-time hustlers whose powerful friendship transcends the gritty realities of big-city life and their own unfulfilled dreams Daringshockingprovocative Midnight Cowboy is the only X-rated movie to ever win an Oscar although the film was later re-rated as “18” Special Features • Audio Commentary by producer Jerome Hellman • After Midnight Reflecting on the Classic 35 Years Later • Controversy and Acclaim • Celebrating Schlesinger
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.