About

A naive male prostitute and his sickly friend struggle to survive on the streets of New York City.

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Directed by

John Schlesinger

Written by

Waldo Salt (Screenplay)
James Leo Herlihy (Novel)

Runtime

113 minutes

Country

United States of America

Language

English

Tagline

Whatever you hear about Midnight Cowboy is true.

Cast

Keywords

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Photos

Lists

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

#43 on AFI's 100 Years...100 Movies – 10th Anniversary Edition AFI

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

#56 on 500 Essential Cult Movies Jennifer Eiss

Awards

Oscar for Best Picture

Oscar for Best Director

Oscar for Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium

Oscar nomination for Best Actor in a Leading Role