R | | Drama
A naive hustler travels from Texas to New York City 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 Yugoslavian 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.
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.
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