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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 »
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1 nomination See more »
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(11 articles)
User Reviews:
it'll murder you with laughs See more (36 total) »

Cast

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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
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Martin Kove ... (uncredited)
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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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1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System)
Certification:
Sweden:15 | USA:PG (certificate #22727) | USA:R (original rating)

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Trivia:
After seeing the film, Jean Renoir wrote to Alan Arkin, telling him "this film will never be forgotten".See more »
Quotes:
Rev. Dupas:Why does one decide to marry? Social pressure? Boredom? Loneliness? Sexual appeasement? Love? I won't put any of these reasons down. Each in its own way is adequate, each is all right. Last year, I married a musician who wanted to get married in order to stop masturbating. Please, don't be startled, I'm not putting him down. That marriage did not work. But the man tried. He is now separated, still masturbating, but he is at peace with himself because he tried society's way.See more »
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Referenced in Rip Van Marlowe (2002) (V)See more »
Soundtrack:
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10 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
it'll murder you with laughs, 4 June 2006
Author: Lee Eisenberg (lee.eisenberg.pdx@gmail.com) from Portland, Oregon, USA

When they were all in their heyday, Elliott Gould, Alan Arkin (who also directed) and Donald Sutherland collaborated on the over-the-top black comedy "Little Murders", in which Gould plays emotionally vacant New York photographer Alfred Chamberlain, hooking up with vivacious young Patsy Newquist (Marcia Rodd) in the midst of several hundred unsolved homicides in the Big Apple. In the process of everything, the series of events exposes the flaws in all the characters, especially Patsy's parents (Vincent Gardenia and Elizabeth Wilson).

I think that my two favorite scenes are the appearances of Sutherland and Arkin. Sutherland plays a priest who seems to be a cross between Sutherland's characters from "MASH" and "Kelly's Heroes"; Arkin plays a detective who spouts out the craziest monologue explaining why there's a conspiracy behind the murders. Overall, this is very much a New York kind of movie. I should identify that there are several very long scenes during the movie, but it's certainly not a flick that you'll forget anytime soon. Impressive.

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