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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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Halsy Knox
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Little Fauss
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Rita Nebraska
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Seally Fauss (as Noah Beery)
Lucille Benson ...
'Mom' Fauss
Ray Ballard ...
The Photographer
Linda Gaye Scott ...
Moneth
Erin O'Reilly ...
Sylvene McFall
Ben Archibek ...
Rick Nifty (as Benjamin Archibek)
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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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21 October 1970 (USA)  »

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L'ultime randonnée  »

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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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Little Fauss: I was going faster than I ever went in my whole life, then I fell off.
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A character study from the psychedelic seventies
27 September 2000 | by (ny,ny) – See all my reviews

Robert Redford and Michael J, Pollard give good performances in this character study of two opposites who form an alliance as motorcycle racers down South, Lauren Hutton is the girl who comes between them. Nothing great, but watchable, and a rare chance to see Redford as a heavy.


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