Midnight Cowboy

Midnight Cowboy (1969)

Revealing mistake: When Dustin Hoffman dies at the end of the film, if you look closely at his chest you can see him breathing.

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Continuity mistake: When Joe is walking in NY for the first time, his hat goes from being pushed on the back of his head to on top several times.

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Continuity mistake: When Ratso finishes heating a meal he tells Joe on his bed reading a comic, to sit at the table and eat because it is hot. Joe gets up and puts his right hand on the chair - in his left hand is the comic he's reading. But in the next shot as he rests on the seat his left hand touches the table and his right hand now holds the comic.

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Trivia: The most famous line in this film is purely ad-libbed. Apparently a tough New York cabbie broke through and drove across one shoot, nearly running down Jon Voight (Joe Buck) and Dustin Hoffman (Enrico Salvatore "Ratso" Rizzo). Notice Voight's startled expression. Hoffman, still in character, slams on the hood and shouts at the cabbie, "Hey, I'm walkin' here. I'm walkin' here."

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Trivia: The only X-rated film (as the rating was replaced by NC-17 in 1990) to win the Academy Award for Best Picture.

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Trivia: The John Voight role was originally offered to Elvis Presley. Unbelievably ,as it would surely have kick started The King's movie comeback, Col. Parker, without consulting Elvis, turned the role down.

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Question: What was Ratso cooking in the frying pan (the scene where he was slicing green pepper into the food)?

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Question: Did Joe kill the guy in the hotel that he stole the money from?

Chosen answer: Probably not. The man was a masochist who derived sexual pleasure from being physically abused. Joe apparently crammed the phone receiver into the man's mouth and left, unknown if he died from it or not.


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