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Midnight Cowboy

A landmark American film, the first X-rated movie to gain mainstream acceptance and Hollywood laurels: a British director, John Schlesinger, starkly and brilliantly explores the underside of the American dream gone awry. Jon Voight is Joe Buck, a lonely, confused southern Texan banished to New York, where he performs sexual services for either men or women. Dustin Hoffman is Ratso Rizzo, a sleazy, small-time con who personifies the nightmarish cityscapes of New York's moral abyss. An excellent screenplay from the late Waldo Salt.

Year: 1969
Genre: Alice's 300 Greatest Films, Drama, Queer Cinema, Classic Drama, BAFTA - Best Film, Academy Award - Best Picture, Classic Cinema, Theo's Favourites
Country: USA
Director: John Schlesinger
Starring: Dustin Hoffman, Jon Voight, Sylvia Miles
Duration: 108 Minutes
Rating: R18
7.9/10
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