After a year of uncertainty when he almost decided to leave film behind, Hoffman (against industry advice) took the role of seedy conman ‘Ratso’ Rizzo and delivered a remarkable performance. Voight is equally impressive as naive young Texan Joe Buck, who arrives in New York believing that women will be falling at his feet, but finds himself sharing a squat with his unlikely ally.
Midnight Cowboy is bleak and uncompromising, yet at its heart is an affectionate friendship between two drifters, set against a great John Barry soundtrack. Celebrate the film’s 50th anniversary with this new digital 4K restoration.
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