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Little Fauss and Big Halsy (1970)

 -  Drama  -  21 October 1970 (USA)
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A story of two motorcycle racers, the inept, unsuspecting Little Faus (Micheal J.Pollard) and the opportunistic, womanizing Halsey Knox (Redford)

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Rita Nebraska
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Seally Fauss (as Noah Beery)
Lucille Benson ...
'Mom' Fauss
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Moneth
Erin O'Reilly ...
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A story of two motorcycle racers, the inept, unsuspecting Little Faus (Micheal J.Pollard) and the opportunistic, womanizing Halsey Knox (Redford) Written by Mark Roberts <doodad1@ix.netcom>

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Little Fauss and Big Halsey are not your father's heroes.

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In Robert Redford's biography, he called Little Fauss and Big Halsy "the best script of any film I've ever done." He was, however, somewhat less than thrilled with the film when it did not live up to its expectations at the box-office. However, when the film premiered on television around the time Redford was shooting All the President's Men (1976), he confided in Alan J. Pakula that he resented its television broadcast because, after years of successful films, he was less than enthusiastic about Little Fauss and Big Halsy, which he considered a stain on his filmography. Pakula told Redford that the film showcases one of the best performances the star had ever given, stating that his performance in it was "the last unself-conscious revelation of the actor's real-life edge." The film is also Redford's son Jamie's favorite of all his father's films. See more »

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Halsy Knox: Uh, uh! Once is cool; twice is queer.
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Beautifully rendered "buddy film" with one of Redford's best characterizations
11 January 2001 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is a real forgotten gem from the early seventies. Redford gives one of his best performances as a cold-hearted motorcycle racer. Director Furie, always strong on visual appeal, makes the most of this tale of a loser who fools no one with his easy charm. The supporting cast is fine, particularly Hutton and Pollard. Depressing, with a ring of truth to the characterizations; you won't soon forget Redford's sad smile at the climax of the film. First rate.


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