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Little Fauss and Big Halsy -- A story of two motorcycle racers, the inept, unsuspecting Little Fauss (Micheal J.Pollard) and the opportunistic, womanizing Halsey Knox (Redford).


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Release Date:
21 October 1970 (USA) See more »
Little Fauss and Big Halsey are not your father's heroes.
A story of two motorcycle racers, the inept, unsuspecting Little Faus (Micheal J.Pollard) and the opportunistic, womanizing Halsey Knox (Redford) See more » | Add synopsis »
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Nominated for Golden Globe. Another 1 win & 1 nomination See more »
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 (From WENN. 1 November 2005)

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Robert Redford ... Halsy Knox

Michael J. Pollard ... Little Fauss

Lauren Hutton ... Rita Nebraska

Noah Beery Jr. ... 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)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Sharmagne Leland-St. John ... Marcy (uncredited)
Beverly Yissar ... Short Spectator (uncredited)

Directed by
Sidney J. Furie 
Writing credits
Charles Eastman (written by)

Produced by
Brad Dexter .... executive producer
Gray Frederickson .... associate producer
Albert S. Ruddy .... producer
Cinematography by
Ralph Woolsey (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Argyle Nelson Jr. 
Art Direction by
Lawrence G. Paull 
Set Decoration by
Audrey A. Blasdel  (as Audrey Blasdel)
Makeup Department
Del Armstrong .... makeup artist
Production Management
Terry Morse Jr. .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Terry Morse Jr. .... assistant director
Lynn Guthrie .... second assistant director (uncredited)
Sound Department
Glenn E. Anderson .... sound recordist (as Glenn Anderson)
Richard Portman .... sound recordist
Keith Stafford .... sound editor
Visual Effects by
Jim Danforth .... effects crew (uncredited)
Rock A. Walker .... stunts
Jerry Brutsche .... stunt performer (uncredited)
William H. Burton Jr. .... stunts (uncredited)
Everett Creach .... stunt coordinator (uncredited)
Ken Ferguson .... stunt performer (uncredited)
Lynn Guthrie .... stunts (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Dave Friedman .... still photographer
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Theodore R. Parvin .... wardrobe (as Ted Parvin)
Editorial Department
Roberta Adye .... assistant film editor
Music Department
Bob Johnston .... music recording supervisor
Other crew
Robert S. Mendelsohn .... assistant to producer (as Robert Mendelsohn)
Marlene Pivnick .... production assistant
Roxy Rockwood .... technical advisor
Alvin Hilton Shapiro .... assistant to producer (as Alvin Shapiro)
Terry Tiernan .... technical advisor
Lee Wenner .... production assistant
Harry Korshak .... production assistant (uncredited)

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99 min
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The role of Rita Nebraska was originally offered to Grace Slick.See more »
Halsy Knox:Uh, uh! Once is cool; twice is queer.See more »
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10 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
"Mission to Nowhere", 8 May 2006
Author: ( from Hollywood Bungalow!

ROBERT REDFORD plays 'hunk' Halsy Knox, who demands and receives everything he desires except his self-respect. A God-given talent at motocross racing becomes his albatross in his quest to achieve what he believes is his destiny. Along the way are numerous characters of this hobby/religion's entourage including a gear-head named 'Little' (MICHAEL J. POLLARD). They all accommodate his every whim based on his good looks, charm and 'somewhat winning' first impression. It's not until later that an observant witness realizes that he has been duped by a 'con-man without a con' in Halsy's mission to nowhere.

Lots of motorcycle racing action and 60's introspective brings this one up to cult status. Redford is absolutely gorgeous in his appearance/role as a cad. Seems one-half the film has him bare chested! A goodly amount of nudity abounds (full-frontal LAUREN HUTTON, etc.) and if '70's film-liberalism disturbs you then I recommend Olsen twins films.

A GREAT soundtrack with songs by JOHNNY CASH and the TENNESSEE THREE, & CARL PERKINS! Some of the music was written by BOB Dylan.

Filmed on location in Antelope Valley, Ca, Sonoma County, Ca and Sears Point Raceway in San Francisco.

Postscript: "I have seen this film about ten times now and it ALWAYS leaves me thinking about it for days. RR chews up the scenery and gives a bravura performance as Halsy as he stretches his interpretation of the cad to subtle brilliance!"

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