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California Split (1974)

R  |   |  Comedy, Drama  |  7 August 1974 (USA)
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A down on his luck gambler links up with free spirit Elliot Gould at first to have some fun on, but then gets into debt when Gould takes an unscheduled trip to Tijuana. As a final act of ... See full summary »

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Ann Prentiss ...
Barbara Miller
Gwen Welles ...
Susan Peters
Edward Walsh ...
Lew
Joseph Walsh ...
Sparkie
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Helen Brown
Barbara London ...
Lady on the Bus
Barbara Ruick ...
Reno Barmaid
Jay Fletcher ...
Robber
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Lloyd Harris
Barbara Colby ...
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Vincent Palmieri ...
First Bartender (as Vince Palmieri)
Alyce Passman ...
Go-Go Girl
Joanne Strauss ...
Mother
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A down on his luck gambler links up with free spirit Elliot Gould at first to have some fun on, but then gets into debt when Gould takes an unscheduled trip to Tijuana. As a final act of desperation, he pawns most of his possessions and goes to Reno for the poker game of a lifetime. A film set mainly in casinos and races, as the two win and lose (but mainly win), get robbed, and get blind drunk. Written by David B-2

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California Split ... being the story of two bet-on-anything guys who happily discover something called a "winning streak."

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Once the film was green-lit, George Segal was cast very early in the pre-production process. See more »

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Some of the balls hanging from Charlie's sombrero keep changing position throughout the scene. See more »

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Charlie Waters: The tongue of the great blue whale weighs more than a full-grown African elephant.
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You're an Old Smoothie
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Music by Richard A. Whiting and Nacio Herb Brown
Lyrics by Buddy G. DeSylva
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One of Altman's best
2 May 2000 | by See all my reviews

I just saw this film for the first time a few months ago on late night cable.Being an Altman fan(Macabe and Ms.Miller is one of my favorite films)I found myself staying up to late and loving this movie.It stars George Segal and Elliot Gould.What happened to these guys?These are amazing performances and proof that these two were among the best actors of their generation.It's sad that today they are only visible,it seems,on ocasional sitcom stints.They play off each other so well you do'nt want the film to end.You really want to keep up with these characters.Needless to say I reccomended this film to friends only to find out that it is not available on vhs or dvd!Also the version I saw on tv was obviosly a bad pan and scan job.This is a shame for all movie lovers and Altman fans,which I assume are one and the same.I guess I'll lose more sleep trying to catch this one again so I can tape this inferior version.As I write this I am unsure of the distributer of this film but if you're reading this it can be easily obtained on this site.Please attempt to contact them and beg for a release of this great movie,I'll do the same.


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