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Little Big Man (1970)

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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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 5 wins & 8 nominations. See more awards »
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Cast

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Mr. Merriweather
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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
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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>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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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)
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(Spanish release)|

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(Technicolor)

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

In order to get the raspy voice of 121 year old Jack, Dustin Hoffman sat in his dressing room and screamed at the top of his lungs for an hour. See more »

Goofs

When Jack and Olga 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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Connections

Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Dana Carvey/The Wallflowers (2000) See more »

Soundtracks

Garryowen
(uncredited)
Traditional Irish Jig
Played often by Custer's marching band
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Quite Good
4 September 2003 | by (Greenville, NY) – See all my reviews

This was a very good film, I think it was Hoffman's third hit film, and I can see why. Hoffman plays a 121 year old man who narrates his life among the indians and wars. It's a very good, and sometimes funny film, with great acting and scenery. It does run a little long, but its still very good. I would recommend it, especially if your interested in Native Americans. 8/10.


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