When Joe Buck (Jon Voight), a good-looking, naïvely charming Texas "cowboy" makes his way to the Big Apple to seek his fortune, the only wealth he finds is in the friendship of Ratso Rizzo (Hoffman), a sleazy, small-time con man with big dreams. Living on the tattered fringe of society, these two outcasts develop an unlikely bond, one that transcends their broken dreams. This Academy Award® winner for Best Picture, Director and Screenplay was directed by the incomparable John Schlesinger.

  • 1 hr 53 minR
  • Feb 25, 1994
  • Drama

Cast & Crew

  • Dustin Hoffman

    Dustin HoffmanActor

    Dustin Lee Hoffman was born in Los Angeles, California, to Lillian (Gold) and Harry Hoffman, who was a furniture salesman and prop supervisor for Columbia Pictures. He was raised in a Jewish family (from Ukraine, Russia-Poland, and Romania). Hoffman graduated from Los Angeles High School in 1955, and went to Santa Monica City College, where he dropped out after a year due to bad grades. But before he did, he took an acting course because he was told that "nobody flunks acting." Also received some training at Los Angeles Conservatory of Music. Decided to go into acting because he did not want to work or go into the service. Trained at The Pasadena Playhouse for two years.
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  • Jon Voight

    Jon VoightActor

    Jon Voight was born on December 29, 1938 in Yonkers, New York, USA as Jonathan Vincent Voight. He is an actor, known for Midnight Cowboy (1969), Anaconda (1997) and Deliverance (1972). He was previously married to Marcheline Bertrand and Lauri Peters.
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  • Sylvia Miles

    Sylvia MilesActor

  • JENNIFER SALT

    JENNIFER SALTActor

  • BARNARD HUGHES

    BARNARD HUGHESActor

  • Bob Balaban

    Bob BalabanActor

    Bob Balaban was born on August 16, 1945 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as Robert Elmer Balaban. He is an actor and director, known for Gosford Park (2001), Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977) and Lady in the Water (2006). He has been married to Lynn Grossman since April 1, 1977. They have two children.
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