Midnight Cowboy

Midnight Cowboy
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Midnight Cowboy
USA, 1969, 113 Minute Running Time
Topics: Drama, Sex
Program: Archival Treasures
Language: English

The first and only X-rated movie ever to win an Oscar for best picture and director, Midnight Cowboy became a box office phenomenon upon its release in 1969, and broke major new cultural ground at the same time. Starring Dustin Hoffman as Ratso Rizzo, and newcomer Jon Voight as Joe Buck, Midnight Cowboy is director John Schlesinger’s masterpiece.

DIRECTOR: John Schelsinger
Producer: Jerome Hellman
Editor: Hugh A. Robertson
Screenwriter: Waldo Salt
Cinematographer: Adam Holender
Music: John Barry
Principal Cast: Dustin Hoffman, Jon Voight, Sylvia Miles, John McGiver, Brenda Vaccaro
Filmography: Cold Comfort Farm (1995), The Falcon and the Snowman (1985), The Day of the Locust (1975), Sunday Bloody Sunday (1971), Darling (1965)


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