Harry and Walter Go to New York (1976)

Harry and Walter Go to New York (1976)

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Harry and Walter Go to New York was born of the theory that, the more stars and money that you throw into a film, the better the film will be. The theory has seldom been proven true, and it certainly wasn't in this case. Harry (James Caan) and Walter (Elliot Gould) are a third-rate vaudeville team, playing tank towns in turn-of-the-century USA. Thrown into the hoosegow on a petty-theft charge, our heroes make the acquaintance of big-time crook Adam Worth (Michael Caine). Once they're sprung, Harry and Walter follow Worth to New York, with the intention of pulling off a huge bank robbery. Lissa Chestnut (Diane Keaton), a bird-brained suffragette, is also mixed up in the proceedings though she never seems certain of who or what her character is from one scene to the next. The film's one tangible asset is its meticulous re-creation of 1890s New York, courtesy of art director Harry Horner.
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PG
Genre:
Comedy
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Cast

James Caan
as Harry Dighby
Elliott Gould
as Walter Hill
Michael Caine
as Adam Worth
Diane Keaton
as Lissa Chestnut
Charles Durning
as Rufus T. Crisp
Lesley Ann Warren
as Gloria Fontaine
Val Avery
as Chatsworth
Jack Gilford
as Mischa
Carol Kane
as Florence
Kathryn Grody
as Barbara
Michael Conrad
as Billy Gallagher
Burt Young
as Warden Durgom
Bert Remsen
as Guard O'Meara
Ted Cassidy
as Leary
James DeCloss
as Barney
Nicky Blair
as Charlie Bullard
George Greif
as Dutch Herman
John Hackett
as Ike Marsh
Philip Kenneally
as Officer O'Reilly
Jack Brodsky
as Horace Finley
Roger Til
as Waiter #1
Tom Lawrence
as Doorman
Ben Davidson
as Bouncer
Victor Romito
as Croupier #1
Alex Rodine
as Croupier #2
Selma Archerd
as Woman Patron
Elizabeth Summers
as Girl Friend #1
Phil Kenneally
as Officer O'Reilly
Louise De Carlo
as Girl Friend #2
Michelle Breeze
as Girl Friend #3
Carmel Lougene
as Girl Friend #4
Suzanne Covington
as Girl Friend #5
Sig Frohlich
as Waiter #2
Christopher Rydell
as Laundry Boy
Maureen Arthur
as Mrs. Hawthorne
David Shire
as Piano Player #1
Danny Rees
as Juggler
Brion James
as Hayseed
Kim Lankford
as Young Girl
Yolanda Mayer
as Belly Dancer
George Gaynes
as Prince
Geraldine Decker
as Handmaiden #1
Ginny Gagnon
as Handmaiden #2
Walter Willison
as Suitor #1
Harry Naughton
as Suitor #2
Carmine Coppola
as Conductor
Jay Thompson
as Piano Player #2
Warren Berlinger
as Stage Manager
Charles Murray
as Policeman #1
Don Ames
as Policeman #2
Ellen Blake
as Cleaning Lady
Sherry Moore
as Ticket Taker
Emmett Brown
as Barber Shop Prisoner
Evelyn Rydell
as Theatre Patron
Ernie Mishko
as Bicycle Rider
Ellen Janes
as Beauty #1
Dee Hoty
as Beauty #2
Karen Powell
as Beauty #3
Karen Powell
as Beauty #3
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Critic Reviews for Harry and Walter Go to New York

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New York Times
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Chicago Sun-Times
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February 21, 2007
Atlantic City Weekly

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July 26, 2005
EmanuelLevy.Com

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March 18, 2004
F5 (Wichita, KS)

Audience Reviews for Harry and Walter Go to New York

It doesn't jig to the rhythm of THE STING or any other recognizable genre really, but blunders onto something novel and even magnificent in its own right.

Joe Valdez
Joe Valdez

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