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.