Midnight Cowboy (1969)

7.0 / Rated by 1 people

113 min.
Plot  As the film opens, Joe Buck (Jon Voight), a young Texan working as a dishwasher, dresses in new cowboy clothing, packs a suitcase, and quits his job. He heads to New York City hoping to succeed as a male prostitute for women.

Initially unsuccessful, he succeeds in bedding a well-to-do middle-aged New Yorker (Sylvia Miles), but Joe ends up giving her money, having failed to understand she was a call girl herself, and the one expecting to get paid.

Joe then meets Enrico Salvatore "Ratso" Rizzo (Dustin Hoffman), a street con man with a limp who takes $20 from Joe by offering to introduce him to a known pimp, who turns out to be a Bible thumper (John McGiver). Joe flees the encounter in pursuit of Ratso.

Joe spends his days wandering the city and sitting in his hotel room. Soon broke, he is locked out of his hotel room and most of his belongings are impounded.

He tries to make money by agreeing to receive oral sex from a young man (Bob Balaban) in a m...



Jon Voight
Joe Buck
Dustin Hoffman
Enrico Salvatore "Ratso" Rizzo
John McGiver
Mr. O'Daniel
Ruth White
Sally Buck
Gilman Rankin
Woodsy Niles
Anthony Holland
TV Bishop
Bob Balaban
Young Student
Paul Benjamin
Tina Scala
Laundromat Lady
Randall Carver
Rapist in Flashback (uncredited)
Sandy Duncan
Woman in TV Montage (uncredited)
M. Emmet Walsh
Bus Passenger (uncredited)


All Titles

Midnight Cowboy
English Original Title

Release Dates


United States




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