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 Schlesinger once said that the inspiration for this film came from a little-known Yugoslav movie, When I Am Dead and Gone (1967). An Andy Warhol film, My Hustler (1965), also influenced the visual style.
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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