Directed by Jerry Schatzberg
With Gene Hackman, Al Pacino, Dorothy Tristan
US 1973, color, 35mm, 112 min.
Schatzberg’s endearing and picaresque road movie stars Al Pacino and Gene Hackman as a pair of down-and-out wanderers hitchhiking across the country and harboring a vaguely formed plan to open a car wash in Pittsburgh. Returning once again to wounded, marginalized characters floating on the ragged edge of American society, Schatzberg creates an indelible portrait of the rambling lives of vagrant dreamers. Working with famed cinematographer Vilmos Zsigmond, Schatzberg transforms the tumbleweed world of back roads, roadside bars and diners into a strikingly American landscape and poetic backdrop for his tale of male friendship.
- Harvard Film Archive