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Basic Info Rusty's rating: 82
Notable as: DramaGenre: buddy film, drama film, film adaptation, LGBT-related filmMain subject: prostitutionNarrative location: New York CityRuntime: 108 - 113 minutesColor: colorLanguage: English, ItalianCountry: United StatesFilming location: New York City, FloridaDirector: John SchlesingerScreenwriter: Waldo Salt, James Leo HerlihyBased on: Midnight CowboyMusic: John BarryCinematography: Adam HolenderStars: Dustin Hoffman, Jon Voight, Sylvia Miles, John McGiver, Brenda Vaccaro, Barnard Hughes, Ruth White, Jennifer Salt, Gilman Rankin, T. Tom Marlow Producer: Jerome HellmanStudio: United ArtistsAwards won: Academy Award for Best Director (John Schlesinger)
Academy Award for Best Picture (Jerome Hellman)
Academy Award for Best Writing, Adapted Screenplay (Waldo Salt)
National Film Registry
Award nominations: Academy Award for Best Actor (Dustin Hoffman)
Academy Award for Best Actor (Jon Voight)
Academy Award for Best Film Editing (Hugh A. Robertson)
Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress (Sylvia Miles)
Award details: (details at IMDb)
Description

Midnight Cowboy is a 1969 American drama film based on the 1965 novel of the same name by James Leo Herlihy. The script was written by Waldo Salt, directed by John Schlesinger, and stars Jon Voight in the title role alongside Dustin Hoffman. Notable smaller roles are filled by Sylvia Miles, John McGiver, Brenda Vaccaro, Bob Balaban, Jennifer Salt and Barnard Hughes; M. Emmet Walsh appears in an uncredited cameo. The film won three Academy Awards: Best Picture, Best Director and Best Adapted Screenplay. To date, it is the only X-rated film ever to win Best Picture. It has since been labeled as one of the greatest American movies of all time.


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