About

A simple-minded gardener named Chance has spent all his life in the Washington D.C. house of an old man. When the man dies, Chance is put out on the street with no knowledge of the world except what he has learned from television.

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Directed by

Hal Ashby

Written by

Jerzy Kosinski (Screenplay)
Robert C. Jones (Screenplay)

Runtime

130 minutes

Country

United States of America

Language

English

Tagline

Getting there is half the fun; being there is all of it!

Cast

Keywords

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Photos

Lists

#539 on 1,000 greatest films They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?

#160 on Empire's 500 Greatest Movies Of All Time Empire

1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die Steven Jay Schneider

#26 on AFI's 100 years...100 laughs AFI

Awards

Oscar for Best Actor in a Supporting Role

Oscar nomination for Best Actor in a Leading Role Peter Sellers