R | | Drama
A naive hustler travels from Texas to New York to seek personal fortune but, in the process, finds himself a new friend.
John Wayne was dismayed when this film won the 1970 Best Picture Oscar. He told Playboy magazine, "Wouldn't you say that the wonderful love of these two men in Midnight Cowboy, a story about two fags, qualifies as a perverse movie?".
Whoopee-tee-yi-yo. Get along little dogies. It's your misfortune and none of my own.
As the bus Joe Buck rides approaches New York, the view focuses on the Statue of Liberty. However this shot is from the New Jersey Turnpike's Holland Tunnel-Newark Bay Extension (Interchange 14C) going southbound, away from New York. Minutes later in the same scene, the view from the bus shows the Midtown Manhattan skyline as it enters the Lincoln Tunnel.
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