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.
Dustin Hoffman stated during a 1994 interview on Larry King Live (1985) that Jon Voight (being from Yonkers, New York) originally did not get the part of Joe Buck because he was having trouble mastering the character's Midland, Texas accent.
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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