After being kicked out of his Upper West Side apartment in New York, Harry, a seventy-year-old widower, doesn’t go live in the suburbs at his son’s house; instead, he buys a used car and heads off on a coast to coast journey with Tonto, his red cat. Encounters, eccentricities and paradoxes in an unusual on-the-road movie, veined with melancholy and warmed by the stubborn sense of humor of Mazursky (perhaps the best film he directed) and of Art Carney, a stage and tv actor who gained silver screen fame (and an Oscar) in the 1970s.
Alex in Wonderland (Il mondo di Alex, 1970), Blume in Love (Una pazza storia d’amore, 1973), Harry and Tonto (Harry e Tonto, 1974), Next Stop: Greenwich Village (Stop a Greenwich Village, 1976), An Unmarried Woman (Una donna tutta sola, 1977), Willie and Phil (Io, Willy e Phil, 1980), Tempest (Tempesta, 1982), Moscow on the Hudson (Mosca a New York, 1984), Down and Out in Beverly Hills (Su e giù per Beverly Hills, 1986), Moon Over Parador (Il dittatore del Parador in arte Jack, 1988), Enemies, a Love Story (Nemici - Una storia d’amore, 1989), Scenes from a Mall (Storie di amori e infedeltà, 1991), The Pickle (Buona fortuna Mr Stone, 1993), Faithful (Infedeli per sempre, 1996).
Paul Mazursky, Josh Greenfeld
Michael C. Butler
interpreti e personaggi/cast and characters
Art Carney (Harry Coombes), Ellen Burstyn (Shirley Mallard), Geraldine Fitzgerald (Jessie Stone), Larry Hagman (Eddie Coombes), Chief Dan George (Sam Two Feathers), Tonto (Tonto)
20th Century Fox Film Corporation