R | | Drama
A naive hustler travels from Texas to New York City to seek personal fortune, finding a new friend in the process.
On the occasion of the film's 25th Anniversary in 1994, Dustin Hoffman revealed on Larry King Live (1985) that, when the movie was first previewed, the audience started to leave in droves during the movie theater gay encounter scene between Jon Voight and Bob Balaban.
Whoopee-tee-yi-yo. Get along little dogies. It's your misfortune and none of my own.
When the main character, Voight, is hungry and destitute, he stops in a diner and sits with a weird mother and son. The son looks at the tracking camera not once but twice before dialog resumes. Easily edited, but left in, maybe on purpose.
ABC edited 25 minutes from this film for its 1974 network television premiere.
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