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Little Fauss and Big Halsy (1970)

R | | Drama | 21 October 1970 (USA)
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)
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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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He's mean, rotten, thieving, a womanizer. You're going to love Big Halsy. See more »

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21 October 1970 (USA)  »

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L'ultime randonnée  »

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The stunt double for Little Fauss in the closing road racing scenes were performed by Scottish born road racing champion Davey Scott. Much of the footage was captured during an actual national race. See more »

Quotes

Little Fauss: I was going faster than I ever went in my whole life, then I fell off.
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Connections

Referenced in Designing Women: Big Haas and Little Falsie (1988) See more »

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True Love Is Greater than Friendship
Composed and Sung by Carl Perkins
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Old School Motorcycle Racing Classic
10 February 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

As a 17 year old Arizona motorcycle racer, I had the privilege of working as an extra/ stuntman on the racing scenes in this movie, so I'm somewhat biased about the quality of this feature. It IS schmaltzy and VERY early 70s in its content and cinematography, but it paints a GREAT picture of what it was like to race motorcycles in the early days of American motor sports (back when no one but the Europeans EVER won anything!). Before Supercross, before motor sport superheroes when us folks that rode motorcycles were known as LESS than desirable, and no one ever called us athletes.

So, from a historical perspective, or just to see ME as a 17 year old tearing around a couple dirt tracks and out on a desert run aboard a hot Yamaha, I feel this movie can't be beat. It'll never take the place of such greats as On Any Sunday or On Any Sunday 2, but it's still a worthwhile 99 minutes of lighthearted flashbacks for anyone that lived through those times, or those that wish they had.

Oh, and Robert Redford wasn't too bad either...

John in AZ


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