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* SliceOfLife: Bordering on RandomEventsPlot. It's basically a few weeks in the life of a quirky old widower (and his cat).

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* SliceOfLife: Bordering on RandomEventsPlot. It's basically a few weeks in the life of a quirky old widower (and his cat).cat).
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Septuagenarian widower and retired teacher Harry Coombes (Creator/ArtCarney) is evicted from his New York apartment building so it can be demolished. Joined by his cat Tonto, he moves in with his son Burt (Phil Bruns) but quickly gets fed up with Burt's dysfunctional family and decides to fly to Chicago to see his daughter Shirley (Ellen Burstyn). But after a series of mishaps, he ends up buying a used car and driving to Chicago instead. Along the way he's joined by teenage runaway hitchhiker Ginger (Melanie Mayron). He ultimately decides to travel to Los Angeles to see his son Eddie (Larry Hagman), but the American road presents Harry with plenty of colorful characters and situations along the way, as Tonto stays faithfully by his side.

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Septuagenarian widower and retired teacher Harry Coombes (Creator/ArtCarney) is evicted from his New York apartment building so it can be demolished. Joined by his cat Tonto, he moves in with his son Burt (Phil Bruns) but quickly gets fed up with Burt's dysfunctional family and decides to fly to Chicago to see his daughter Shirley (Ellen Burstyn).(Creator/EllenBurstyn). But after a series of mishaps, he ends up buying a used car and driving to Chicago instead. Along the way he's joined by teenage runaway hitchhiker Ginger (Melanie Mayron). He ultimately decides to travel to Los Angeles to see his son Eddie (Larry Hagman), (Creator/LarryHagman), but the American road presents Harry with plenty of colorful characters and situations along the way, as Tonto stays faithfully by his side.


* PopCulturalOsmosisFailure: Harry has to explain Tonto's name to Sam Two Feathers, who's never heard of ''Franchise/TheLoneRanger''.

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* PopCulturalOsmosisFailure: Harry has to explain Tonto's name to Sam Two Feathers, who's never heard of ''Franchise/TheLoneRanger''.''Radio/TheLoneRanger''.


Septuagenarian widower and retired teacher Harry Coombes (Art Carney) is evicted from his New York apartment building so it can be demolished. Joined by his cat Tonto, he moves in with his son Burt (Phil Bruns) but quickly gets fed up with Burt's dysfunctional family and decides to fly to Chicago to see his daughter Shirley (Ellen Burstyn). But after a series of mishaps, he ends up buying a used car and driving to Chicago instead. Along the way he's joined by teenage runaway hitchhiker Ginger (Melanie Mayron). He ultimately decides to travel to Los Angeles to see his son Eddie (Larry Hagman), but the American road presents Harry with plenty of colorful characters and situations along the way, as Tonto stays faithfully by his side.

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Septuagenarian widower and retired teacher Harry Coombes (Art Carney) (Creator/ArtCarney) is evicted from his New York apartment building so it can be demolished. Joined by his cat Tonto, he moves in with his son Burt (Phil Bruns) but quickly gets fed up with Burt's dysfunctional family and decides to fly to Chicago to see his daughter Shirley (Ellen Burstyn). But after a series of mishaps, he ends up buying a used car and driving to Chicago instead. Along the way he's joined by teenage runaway hitchhiker Ginger (Melanie Mayron). He ultimately decides to travel to Los Angeles to see his son Eddie (Larry Hagman), but the American road presents Harry with plenty of colorful characters and situations along the way, as Tonto stays faithfully by his side.


Septuagenarian widower and retired teacher Harry Coombes (Art Carney) is evicted from his New York apartment building so it can be demolished. Joined by his cat Tonto, he moves in with his son Burt (Phil Bruns) but quickly gets fed up with Burt's dysfunctional family and decides to fly to Chicago to see his daughter Shirley (Ellen Burstyn). But after a series of bureaucratic mishaps relating to Harry's devotion to Tonto, he ends up buying a used car and driving to Chicago instead. Along the way he's joined by teenage runaway hitchhiker Ginger (Melanie Mayron). After visiting Shirley, Harry decides to travel to Los Angeles to see his son Eddie (Larry Hagman), but still meets lots of unusual characters along the way, with Tonto never far from his side.

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Septuagenarian widower and retired teacher Harry Coombes (Art Carney) is evicted from his New York apartment building so it can be demolished. Joined by his cat Tonto, he moves in with his son Burt (Phil Bruns) but quickly gets fed up with Burt's dysfunctional family and decides to fly to Chicago to see his daughter Shirley (Ellen Burstyn). But after a series of bureaucratic mishaps relating to Harry's devotion to Tonto, mishaps, he ends up buying a used car and driving to Chicago instead. Along the way he's joined by teenage runaway hitchhiker Ginger (Melanie Mayron). After visiting Shirley, Harry He ultimately decides to travel to Los Angeles to see his son Eddie (Larry Hagman), but still meets lots the American road presents Harry with plenty of unusual colorful characters and situations along the way, with as Tonto never far from stays faithfully by his side.


* BittersweetEnding: Harry [[spoiler:settles in California and finds new friends and a new daily routine, but Tonto dies]].

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* BittersweetEnding: Harry [[spoiler:settles in California and finds new friends and a new daily routine, but Tonto dies]].dies of old age]].


* NameAndName: Obviously.

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* NameAndName: Obviously.Though "Tonto" is a little puzzling if you're not familiar with the film.
* PopCulturalOsmosisFailure: Harry has to explain Tonto's name to Sam Two Feathers, who's never heard of ''Franchise/TheLoneRanger''.

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* {{Meganekko}}: Ginger.

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* AutoErotica: Implied with Harry and the prostitute who gives him a ride.


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* CreatorCameo: Paul Mazursky as the hustler who silently hits on Harry in Hollywood.

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* BittersweetEnding: Harry [[spoiler:settles in California and finds new friends and a new daily routine, but Tonto dies]].

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* CoolOldGuy: Harry, who's still kind of crotchety but not too judgmental, since he knows how disappointing life can be.


* RunningGag: People talking to Harry about seeing ''[[Series/Ironside1967 Ironside]]'' on TV.

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* RunningGag: People talking to Harry about seeing ''[[Series/Ironside1967 Ironside]]'' on TV.TV.
* SliceOfLife: Bordering on RandomEventsPlot. It's basically a few weeks in the life of a quirky old widower (and his cat).


* ElectiveMute: Norman, Harry's grandson (and Burt's son) is studying Eastern mysticism and has taken a vow of silence, communicating only by writing. But [[spoiler:When we see him again later in the film, he's renounced it]].

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* ElectiveMute: Norman, Harry's grandson (and Burt's son) is studying Eastern mysticism and has taken a vow of silence, communicating only by writing. But [[spoiler:When [[spoiler:when we see him again later in the film, he's renounced it]].

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* CrazyCatLady: Harry befriends one at the end of the film.

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* BigApplesauce: The first quarter of the film is a prime example.

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