Daring. Provocative. Shocking. Compelling. Nearly 40 years after its original release, Midnight Cowboy "is still heartbreaking and timeless" (The New York Observer). This Academy Award® winner for Best Picture, Director and Screenplay also boasts Oscar®-nominated performances by Dustin Hoffman and Jon Voight, neither of whom have "ever been better on screen than they are here" (Chicago Tribune).
When Joe Buck (Voight), a good-looking,naively 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 scrounging, 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 and get-rich-quick schemes and makes Midnight Cowboy "that rarest of things: [a film] every bit as moving now as it was when it was [first] released" (Premiere).
Composer: John Barry
Producer: Jerome Hellman
Cinematographer: Adam Holender
Production Designer: John Robert Lloyd
Editor: Hugh A. Robertson
Costume Designer: Ann Roth
Screenplay: Waldo Salt
Set Decorator : Philip Smith
Associate Producer: Kenneth Utt
Director: John Schlesinger