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Little Murders
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Director:
Writers:
Jules Feiffer (play)
Jules Feiffer (screenplay)
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Release Date:
9 February 1971 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
A girl brings home her latest boyfriend to meet her parents. This is done against the background of... See more » | Full synopsis »
Awards:
1 nomination See more »
User Reviews:
Sutherland, Gould and and Arkin. Need I say more? See more (37 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Elliott Gould ... Alfred Chamberlain

Marcia Rodd ... Patsy Newquist

Vincent Gardenia ... Mr. Newquist

Elizabeth Wilson ... Mrs. Newquist
Jon Korkes ... Kenny Newquist

John Randolph ... Mr. Chamberlain

Doris Roberts ... Mrs. Chamberlain
Lou Jacobi ... Judge Stern

Donald Sutherland ... Rev. Dupas

Alan Arkin ... Lt. Practice
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Martin Kove ... (uncredited)

Directed by
Alan Arkin 
 
Writing credits
Jules Feiffer (play)

Jules Feiffer (screenplay)

Produced by
Jack Brodsky .... producer
Burtt Harris .... associate producer
Elliott Gould .... producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Fred Kaz 
 
Cinematography by
Gordon Willis 
 
Film Editing by
Howard Kuperman 
 
Casting by
Vic Ramos 
 
Production Design by
Gene Rudolf 
 
Set Decoration by
Philip Smith 
 
Costume Design by
Albert Wolsky 
 
Makeup Department
John Alese .... makeup artist
Philip Leto .... hair stylist
 
Production Management
Burtt Harris .... production manager (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Larry Y. Albucher .... second assistant director
Peter R. Scoppa .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Stanley Cappiello .... scenic artist
Joseph M. Caracciolo .... property master
Robert H. Klatt .... set dresser
Thomas C. Tonery .... second prop
Walter Way .... constructor
 
Sound Department
Les Lazarowitz .... sound recordist
Christopher Newman .... sound
Pasquale Suraci .... boom operator
Dick Vorisek .... sound mixer (as Richard Vorisek)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Michael Chapman .... camera operator
Bob Penn .... still photographer: special magazine assignment
Ed Quinn .... dolly grip (as Edward Quinn)
Peter Salim .... second assistant camera
Tibor Sands .... assistant camera
Edward Tonkin .... best boy
Dusty Wallace .... chief electrician
Robert Ward .... key grip (as Bob Ward)
Josh Weiner .... still photographer
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
George Newman .... wardrobe
Marilyn Putnam .... wardrobe
 
Editorial Department
Geraldine Fabrikant .... assistant editor
M. Edward Salier .... assistant editor (as Edward Salier)
 
Other crew
Cis Corman .... assistant to producer
Anthony Dalvieri .... production assistant
Barbara De Fina .... assistant production secretary
Pearl Lavenberg .... production secretary
Daniel Logan .... technical advisor
Eileen Peterson .... unit publicist
Peter A. Runfolo .... location coordinator
Nicholas Sgarro .... script supervisor
 

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Runtime:
110 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System)
Certification:
Sweden:15 | USA:PG (certificate #22727) | USA:R (original rating)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
Jean-Luc Godard was courted to direct but he refused to attend any meetings. His reason why was "When my wife and children ask me to tell them that I love them, I tell them to go fuck themselves". (A typically elliptical quote from Godard who doesn't have any children.)See more »
Quotes:
Patsy Newquist:Kissing you is like kissing white bread!See more »
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Soundtrack:
Skating in Central ParkSee more »

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5 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
Sutherland, Gould and and Arkin. Need I say more?, 29 June 2007
Author: Matt from Chicago

I asked the clerk at my local video store to suggest a comedy from the 70's on VHS as my DVD player was broken. He recommended Little Murders and got a glazed over look in his eye and an idiots smile on his face, obviously reminiscing over a scene in the film. That was enough for me to want to rent it, and I'm glad I did. The acting in this film is outstanding, the highlight for me was Alan Arkin playing a Dr. Strangelove esquire police officer and of course the scene with Donald Sutherland as the minister. The film holds up remarkably well for having been filmed over 35 years ago, it must have been ahead of it's time when it came out. Aside from a few slang terms that were definitely from a by gone era, the film could easily take place today. All in all worth the effort if for nothing else than an outstanding cast of Arkin, Sutherland and Gould. Did it get any better than that acting wise in the 1970?

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