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21 October 1970 (USA) See more »
He's mean, rotten, thieving, a womanizer. You're going to love Big Halsy. See more »
A story of two motorcycle racers, the inept, unsuspecting Little Fauss (Michael J. Pollard) and the opportunistic, womanizing Halsey Knox (Redford). See more » | Add synopsis »
Nominated for Golden Globe. Another 1 win & 1 nomination See more »
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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)
Erick Vinther ... Motorcycle rider #1 (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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2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Australia:SOA | Finland:K-16 | Iceland:12 | UK:X (original rating) | UK:15 (video) | USA:R (certificate #22368)

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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 »
Revealing mistakes: When they are broken down and they are chatting at the back of the pickup, they are shown in profile with Halsey in the background. Past Halsey, deeper in the background, there is a constant stream of vehicles on what is obviously a major thoroughfare. Then the camera pans to a long shot showing them sitting in the rain. This long show also shows the surrounding countryside and they are on an isolated dirt road with no major thoroughfare around.See more »
Little Fauss:I was going faster than I ever went in my whole life, then I fell off.See more »
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12 out of 15 people found the following review useful.
Noteworthy, 14 August 2006
Author: dr dimento from United States

If you've ever been on a motorcycle racing circuit or been around other real life circuits with those of the egotistical boaster class, you will love this movie. On both the motorcycle racing circuit and in business, I've met Halsey Knox; well, not really but a true to life, full blown, likeness thereof.

Having not really been a fan of motorcycle racing, but a fan of the scene, I immediately can identify with those of the "Halsey" genre, who not only know everything and been everywhere, but are the best and foremost authority on nearly every subject, let alone get all the women and nearly always screw up everyone's life around them by capturing the heart mind and soul of the unsuspecting and then "use" that person for what can be accomplished for the host.

Robert Redford plays the part like a pro. And poor unsuspecting Little Fauss is literally taken by the style and non-chalaunt attitude of Halsey. The two team up and when Fauss finally wakes up to the reality of being used by a bluffer and boaster, he finds the nerve to move on and locate success on his own.

Definitely a classic and no wonder Robert Redford didn't like the part, after all who wants to be seen as a loser with an egotistical "know it all" attitude, except of course for the part where he "gets all the women" :o)

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