Texas greenhorn Joe Buck arrives in New York for the first time. Preening himself as a real 'hustler', he finds that he is the one getting 'hustled' until he teams up with a down-and-out but resilient outcast named Ratso Rizzo. The initial 'country cousin meets city cousin' relationship deepens. In their efforts to bilk a hostile world rebuffing them at every turn, this unlikely pair progress from partners in shady business to comrades. Each has found his first real friend.
Jon Voight....Joe Buck
John McGiver....Mr. O'Daniel
Ruth White....Sally Buck - Texas
Jennifer Salt....Annie - Texas
Gilman Rankin....Woodsy Niles - Texas (as Gil Rankin)
T. Tom Marlow....Little Joe - Texas
George Eppersen....Ralph - Texas
Al Scott....Cafeteria Manager - Texas
Linda Davis....Mother on the Bus - Texas
J.T. Masters....Old Cow-Hand - Texas
Arlene Reeder....The Old Lady - Texas
Filmography links and data courtesy of The Internet Movie Database.