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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 »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

The line "Today, is a good day to die." largely used by Star Trek Klingons was first said in this film by Old Lodge Skins (Chief Dan George). See more »

Goofs

Custer's attack on the Cheyenne at the Washita River occurred in the winter of 1868. Since Wild Bill Hickock was shot in the summer of 1876, Jack's drunk period would have lasted about eight years. Also the Battle of Little Big Horn was on June 25, 1876; Hickock was killed August 2, 1876, more than one month later. 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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One of the best indian-western ever!
4 December 2002 | by (Trondheim, Norway) – See all my reviews

I love western, and Little Big Man is one of the best. Like many other westerns from those ages, it has aged well. It`s funny, dramatic, exciting and sad at once. Many don`t like the comedian element in this movie, but I think it`s great and it works well (Like Forrest Gump and Terms of Endearment, who also are great). Check it out, I sure didn`t regret!

My rating: 10/10


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