MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 15,776 this week

Little Murders (1971)

 -  Comedy  -  9 February 1971 (USA)
7.0
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.0/10 from 1,401 users  
Reviews: 36 user | 15 critic

A girl brings home her latest boyfriend to meet her parents. This is done against the background of random shootings that had just begun in NYC at the time the play was written. How the ... See full summary »

Director:

Writers:

(play), (screenplay)
0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb Exclusive Trailer

View the Foxcatcher Exclusive trailer with Steve Carell and Channing Tatum


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

list image
R14
a list of 31 titles
created 22 Sep 2012
 
a list of 23 titles
created 05 Mar 2013
 
a list of 48 titles
created 21 Jul 2013
 
a list of 32 titles
created 8 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Little Murders" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Little Murders (1971)

Little Murders (1971) on IMDb 7/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Little Murders.
1 nomination. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Fire Sale (1977)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

Benny and his wife Ruthie a getting set to drive down to Florida, but Benny needs someone to look after his store while he's gone. Though he doesn't think much of him, Benny hands the ... See full summary »

Director: Alan Arkin
Stars: Alan Arkin, Rob Reiner, Vincent Gardenia
Move (1970)
Comedy | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

A young playwright who writes porno novels to overcome a writer's block, lives the fantasies of one of his books, while trying to move with his wife from one apartment into a larger one.

Director: Stuart Rosenberg
Stars: Elliott Gould, Paula Prentiss, Geneviève Waïte
Lady Ice (1973)
Crime | Thriller | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

An insurance investigator romances a wealthy young beauty when he suspects she may be involved in fencing stolen jewels.

Director: Tom Gries
Stars: Donald Sutherland, Jennifer O'Neill, Robert Duvall
S*P*Y*S (1974)
Action | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.3/10 X  

In 1974, flanked by such filmic monuments to paranoia and corruption as Chinatown and The Parallax View, Elliott Gould and Donald Sutherland tried to re-create the screwball nonchalance of ... See full summary »

Director: Irvin Kershner
Stars: Donald Sutherland, Elliott Gould, Zouzou
Alien Thunder (1974)
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.4/10 X  

A story of a Canadian officer played by Donald Sutherland who goes in pursuit of a fugitive who is a Cree Indian. The crime he is charged with is theft of livestock and murder but it ends up being a fight for survival.

Director: Claude Fournier
Stars: Donald Sutherland, Gordon Tootoosis, Chief Dan George
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A Vietnam vet and former social radical is conflicted by his desire to become a teacher and his sympathy with anti-establishment student protests.

Director: Richard Rush
Stars: Elliott Gould, Candice Bergen, Robert F. Lyons
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

After a catatonic episode on a railway station platform, Jacob Horner is taken to "The Farm", a bizarre insane asylum run by Doctor D. After being cured, Jacob takes a job as an English ... See full summary »

Director: Aram Avakian
Stars: Stacy Keach, Harris Yulin, Dorothy Tristan
Certificate: GP Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A woman's peculiar religious convictions lead her on a self-destructive path.

Director: Paul Almond
Stars: Geneviève Bujold, Donald Sutherland, Monique Leyrac
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  

Ginger Rogers, owner of a bordello, helps thief Ray Milland locate an ancient buried treasure.

Director: William Dieterle
Stars: Ginger Rogers, Ray Milland, Barbara Eden
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

Young surgeon becomes bored with his wife and family, he has a very successful career, but even with having so much in life, he feels empty and goes through a series of brief and ... See full summary »

Director: Mel Stuart
Stars: Elliott Gould, Brenda Vaccaro, Angel Tompkins
The Touch (1971)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A seemingly happy Swedish housewife and mother begins an adulterous affair with a foreign archaeologist who is working near her home. But he is an emotionally scarred man, a Jewish survivor... See full summary »

Director: Ingmar Bergman
Stars: Elliott Gould, Bibi Andersson, Max von Sydow
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Comfortable New York suburbanites Arthur and Gerrie Mason discover one night that their seemingly perfect 16-year old daughter, Maxie has been tripping on LSD. Arthur, a smug, bullying ... See full summary »

Director: David Greene
Stars: Eli Wallach, Julie Harris, Deborah Winters
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
...
Alfred Chamberlain
...
Patsy Newquist
...
Mr. Newquist
...
Mrs. Newquist
Jon Korkes ...
Kenny Newquist
...
Mr. Chamberlain
...
Mrs. Chamberlain
Lou Jacobi ...
Judge Stern
...
Rev. Dupas
...
Lt. Practice
Edit

Storyline

A girl brings home her latest boyfriend to meet her parents. This is done against the background of random shootings that had just begun in NYC at the time the play was written. How the family's failings are magnified by the social confusion of the times is the crux of the plot. Written by John Vogel <jlvogel@comcast.net>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

9 February 1971 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Kis gyilkosságok  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Alan Arkin had directed the play in its original Broadway run so was one of the more natural choices to direct the film version. See more »

Quotes

Rev. Dupas: Now, just last month, I married a novelist to a painter. Everyone at the wedding ceremony was under the influence of an hallucinogenic drug. The drug quickened our mental responses, slowed our physical responses, and the whole ceremony took two days to perform. Never have the words had such meaning!
See more »

Connections

Referenced in Rip Van Marlowe (2002) See more »

Soundtracks

Skating in Central Park
Written by John Lewis
Performed by the Modern Jazz Quartet
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

The kind of film you won't see everyday
11 February 2000 | by (France) – See all my reviews

A black comedy in every sense of the word. It's too bad that Alan Arkin doesn't direct more movies because he really scored with this one. It's a movie that still seems so fresh today because of its storyline, even after close to 30 years. It was pertinent back then and even more so today. It's great to see appearances here by Arkin and Donald Sutherland, and it's one of Elliott Gould's best roles.

Keep on the lookout for this in your late night t.v. schedule. It's really worth seeing again (and especially if you haven't seen it yet).


12 of 12 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Is Marcia Rodd trying to do Liza Minelli in this? thepixinator
For Those Who Liked This Movie... randynuts
WOSRT PIECE OF NONSENSE pijoaparte76
i could watch the donald sutherland scene over and over again teejay6682
Jon Korkes as Kenny harvemann
New DVD wpbooks-1
Discuss Little Murders (1971) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?