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Little Big Man (1970)

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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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Release Date:

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

The role of Chief Old Lodge Skins was initially offered to Marlon Brando, who turned it down. See more »

Goofs

When Jack and his bride are being photographed in front of their store the photographer removes the lens cap to expose the film and we see the image being taken reversed on camera glass. In reality the film holder would have blocked any view during the exposure. 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

Garryowen
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Traditional Irish Jig
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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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