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Little Big Man (1970)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy, History, Western  |  23 December 1970 (USA)
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Jack Crabb, looking back from extreme old age, tells of his life being raised by Indians and fighting with General Custer.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Mr. Merriweather
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Aimée Eccles ...
Sunshine (as Amy Eccles)
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Olga Crabb
Carole Androsky ...
Caroline Crabb (as Carol Androsky)
Robert Little Star ...
Little Horse
Cal Bellini ...
Younger Bear
Ruben Moreno ...
Shadow That Comes in Sight
Steve Shemayne ...
Burns Red in the Sun
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Historian
James Anderson ...
Sergeant
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Storyline

Jack Crabb is 121 years old as the film begins. A collector of oral histories asks him about his past. He recounts being captured and raised by indians, becoming a gunslinger, marrying an indian, watching her killed by General George Armstrong Custer, and becoming a scout for him at Little Big Horn. Written by John Vogel <jlvogel@comcast.net>

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Little Big Man Was Either The Most Neglected Hero In History Or A Liar Of Insane Proportion! See more »


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Rated PG-13 for intense battle sequences and some sexual content | See all certifications »

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23 December 1970 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Pequeño gran hombre  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

SEK 1,116,581 (Sweden)
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Dustin Hoffman was put in The Guinness Book of World Records as "Greatest Age Span Portrayed By A Movie Actor" for portraying the character of Jack Crabb from age 17 to age 121. See more »

Goofs

..or maybe not. If the movie is just a tall tale told by Jack Crabb, then most factual errors and anachronisms are simply the character's mistakes or quirks. However, since this is debatable, they are left on this list for your consideration. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Jack Crabb: I am, beyond a doubt, the last of the old-timers. My name is Jack Crabb. And I am the sole white survivor of the Battle of Little Big Horn, uh, uh, popularly known as Custer's Last Stand.
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Soundtracks

Amazing Grace
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Traditional
Arranged by Henry Thacker Burleigh
Sung by parishioners in church
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Remarkable movie then and still.
3 October 2001 | by (Fresno) – See all my reviews

A movie set along a historical period that was made before it's time. I consider it a western that has not been equalled since it's release. Though some historical characters in this movie are flavored with outlandish license it excels in invoking a range of emotions. From happy, sad and disbelief to a silent resignation that it may have generally touched events closer than most would want to acknowledge.


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