Harry and Tonto is a 1974 road movie written by Paul Mazursky and Josh Greenfeld and directed by Mazursky, starring Art Carney.
Harry Coombes (Carney) is an elderly widower who is forced from his Upper West Side apartment in New York City when his building is condemned. He initially stays with his son's family in the suburbs, but eventually chooses to travel cross country with his pet cat "Tonto" in tow. During his episodic journey, he befriends a Bible-quoting hitchhiker (Butler), travels with underage runaway Ginger (Mayron), visits his daughter (Burstyn) in Chicago and finally meets his youngest son (Hagman) in Los Angeles.
Also appearing toward the end of the film is Sally K. Marr, mother of Lenny Bruce.
Carney beat Dustin Hoffman, Jack Nicholson and Al Pacino, for their performances in Lenny, Chinatown and The Godfather Part II, for the 1974 Academy Award for Best Actor, while the film was nominated for Best Writing, Original Screenplay. Before that, Carney also won the Golden...