A naive young Texan Joe Buck (Voight) arrives in New York where he thinks the streets are paved with gold and expects to hustle his way to a fortune, but he discovers there are a lot of people who are better at the game than he is.
One day Joe himself is conned by Ratso (Hoffman) a down-and-out. After tracking him down the pair decide to join forces and go into business together.
As time goes on a strong friendship develops between the unlikely pair.
The film won three Academy Awards, including Best Picture.
This is a vintage original US film poster from the film’s first release in 1969.