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.
According to Dustin Hoffman, the taxi incident wasn't scripted. During an L.A. Times interview in January 2009, he said that the movie didn't have a permit to close down the New York City street for filming, so they had to set up the scene with a hidden camera in... ...
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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