History Trivia / MidnightCowboy

28th Apr '16 12:20:52 AM Morgenthaler
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* HeyItsThatGuy: Bob Balaban in his first film role as the student in the theater.
** When Joe and Cass are having sex and inadvertently changing channels on the TV, look at the female contestant on the telephone dating show. It's none other than Creator/SandyDuncan.
** One of the rapists in the flashback scene is a young Randall Carver, who later played John Burns on ''Series/{{Taxi}}''.
28th Apr '15 10:40:39 AM Mdumas43073
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* CreatorCameo: Waldo Salt, who wrote the screenplay for the film, is briefly seen as a TV talk-show host.
28th Apr '15 10:33:48 AM Mdumas43073
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** Music/ElvisPresley (!), Creator/WarrenBeatty, Creator/HarrisonFord and Michael Sarrazin were all considered for the role of Joe Buck. Robert Blake was offered the role of Rizzo but declined.

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** Music/ElvisPresley (!), Creator/WarrenBeatty, Creator/HarrisonFord and Creator/HarrisonFord, Michael Sarrazin Sarrazin, and Music/ElvisPresley (no, really) were all considered for the role of Joe Buck. Robert Blake was offered the role of Rizzo but declined.
28th Apr '15 10:32:43 AM Mdumas43073
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** Music/ElvisPresley, Creator/WarrenBeatty, Creator/HarrisonFord and Michael Sarrazin were all considered for the role of Joe Buck. Robert Blake was offered the role of Rizzo but declined.

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** Music/ElvisPresley, Music/ElvisPresley (!), Creator/WarrenBeatty, Creator/HarrisonFord and Michael Sarrazin were all considered for the role of Joe Buck. Robert Blake was offered the role of Rizzo but declined.
28th Apr '15 10:32:20 AM Mdumas43073
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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Music/BobDylan wrote the song "Lay, Lady, Lay" for this film, but didn't submit it in time for inclusion in the soundtrack. It most likely would have accompanied the Scribbage-and-sex scene with Joe and Shirley.

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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: WhatCouldHaveBeen:
** Music/ElvisPresley, Creator/WarrenBeatty, Creator/HarrisonFord and Michael Sarrazin were all considered for the role of Joe Buck. Robert Blake was offered the role of Rizzo but declined.
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Music/BobDylan wrote the song "Lay, Lady, Lay" for this film, but didn't submit it in time for inclusion in the soundtrack. It most likely would have accompanied the Scribbage-and-sex scene with Joe and Shirley.
28th Apr '15 10:28:38 AM Mdumas43073
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* BillingDisplacement: Although Jon Voight's Joe is the title character and protagonist of the story, Dustin Hoffman is actually billed ahead of him. (Of course, at the time Hoffman was the much bigger name thanks to ''Film/TheGraduate''... in which ''he'd'' been displaced in the billing by Anne Bancroft.)

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* BillingDisplacement: Although Jon Voight's Joe Buck is the title character and protagonist of the story, Dustin Hoffman is actually billed ahead of him. (Of course, at the time Hoffman was the much bigger name thanks to ''Film/TheGraduate''... in which ''he'd'' been displaced in the billing by Anne Bancroft.)
28th Apr '15 10:28:11 AM Mdumas43073
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** When Joe and Cass are having sex and inadvertently changing channels on the TV, look at the female contestant on the telephone dating show. It's none other than Creator/SandyDuncan.
** One of the rapists in the flashback scene is a young Randall Carver, who later played John Burns on ''Series/{{Taxi}}''.
8th Apr '15 9:43:03 PM DrOO7
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** AFIS100Years100Songs:
*** #22, "Everybody's Talkin'"
3rd Apr '15 11:31:11 PM DrOO7
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* AFIS100YearsSeries:
** AFIS100Years100Movies: #36
** AFIS100Years100MovieQuotes:
*** #27, "I'm walking here! I'm walking here!"
** AFIS100Years100Movies10ThAnniversaryEdition: #43
22nd Mar '15 6:41:03 AM Mdumas43073
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** There is some dispute over the scene, though. The director claims the taxi was driven by a stunt driver who was supposed to [[EnforcedMethodActing elicit such a reaction]] from Hoffman, while Hoffman claims it was all unscripted. Since, if Hoffman is to be believed, he's ad libbed every line in every movie he's been in, his claim should be taken with a grain of salt, however the fact that traffic wasn't closed and it was filmed with hidden cameras certainly gives more credibility to Hoffman than the director.

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** There is some dispute over the scene, though. The director claims Director John Schlesinger claimed that the taxi was driven by a stunt driver who was supposed to [[EnforcedMethodActing elicit such a reaction]] from Hoffman, while Hoffman claims it has always maintained that the whole thing was all unscripted. Since, if Hoffman is to be believed, he's ad libbed every line in every movie he's been in, his claim should probably be taken with a grain of salt, however salt. However, the fact that traffic wasn't closed and it was filmed with hidden cameras certainly gives more credibility to Hoffman than the director.
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