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Joseph Walsh (written by)
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Release Date:
7 August 1974 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
California Split ... being the story of two bet-on-anything guys who happily discover something called a "winning streak."
Plot:
A down on his luck gambler links up with free spirit Elliot Gould at first to have some fun on, but... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
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User Reviews:
Peak Altman See more (31 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

George Segal ... Bill Denny

Elliott Gould ... Charlie Waters
Ann Prentiss ... Barbara Miller
Gwen Welles ... Susan Peters
Edward Walsh ... Lew
Joseph Walsh ... Sparkie

Bert Remsen ... Helen Brown
Barbara London ... Lady on the Bus
Barbara Ruick ... Reno Barmaid
Jay Fletcher ... Robber

Jeff Goldblum ... Lloyd Harris
Barbara Colby ... Receptionist
Vincent Palmieri ... First Bartender (as Vince Palmieri)
Alyce Passman ... Go-Go Girl
Joanne Strauss ... Mother

Jack Riley ... Second Bartender
Sierra Bandit ... Woman at Bar

John Considine ... Man at Bar
Eugene Troobnick ... Harvey
Richard Kennedy ... Used Car Salesman
John Winston ... Tenor
Bill Duffy ... Kenny
Michael Greene ... Reno Dealer (as Mike Greene)
Tom Signorelli ... Nugie
Sharon Compton ... Nugie's Wife
Arnold Herzstein ... California Club Poker Player
Alvin Weissman ... California Club Poker Player
Marc Cavell ... California Club Poker Player
Mickey Fox ... California Club Poker Player
Carolyn Lohmann ... California Club Poker Player
'Amarillo Slim' Preston ... Reno Poker Player
Harry Drackett ... Reno Poker Player
Ted Say ... Reno Poker Player
Winston Lee ... Reno Poker Player
Thomas Hal Phillips ... Reno Poker Player
A.J. Hood ... Reno Poker Player
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Kane Hodder ... Reno Poker Player
James Dan Calvert ... Nugie's Son (uncredited)

Directed by
Robert Altman 
 
Writing credits
Joseph Walsh (written by)

Produced by
Robert Altman .... producer
Robert Eggenweiler .... associate producer
Leonard Goldberg .... executive producer
Aaron Spelling .... executive producer
Joseph Walsh .... producer
 
Cinematography by
Paul Lohmann (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
O. Nicholas Brown 
Lou Lombardo 
 
Casting by
Scott Bushnell 
 
Art Direction by
Leon Ericksen 
 
Set Decoration by
Sam J. Jones  (as Sam Jones)
 
Makeup Department
Joe DiBella .... makeup artist (as Joe Di Bella)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Alan Rudolph .... second assistant director
Tommy Thompson .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Jerry Graham .... property master
Paolo Rocco Innamorato .... first assistant art director (uncredited)
Bob McLing .... property master (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Randy Kelley .... assistant sound editor
Chris McLaughlin .... sound crew
Richard Portman .... dubbing mixer
Kay Rose .... sound editor
James E. Webb .... sound mixer (as Jim Webb)
George Wycoff .... sound crew
 
Stunts
Larry Holt .... stunts (uncredited)
Gene LeBell .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Dick Colean .... assistant camera (as Richard Colean)
Tom Doherty .... grip
Ron Frantzvog .... assistant camera
Randy Glass .... electrical gaffer
Edmond L. Koons .... camera operator (as Edward Koons)
Eddie Lara .... grip
Harry Rez .... grip
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Hugh McFarland .... costumer
 
Editorial Department
Stephen Altman .... editorial assistant (as Stephen W. Altman)
Dennis M. Hill .... assistant editor (as Dennis Hill)
Tony Lombardo .... assistant editor
Marion Segal .... editorial assistant
 
Music Department
Phyllis Shotwell .... music player
Phyllis Shotwell .... singer
 
Other crew
Jac Cashin .... assistant to producers (as Jac Cachin)
Carole Gister .... script supervisor
Regina Gruss .... unit publicist
Kelly Marshall .... production coordinator
Dan Perri .... title designer
Noreen Beasley .... assistant: Dan Perri (uncredited)
Mark Eggenweiler .... production assistant (uncredited)
Mark Martin .... location auditor (uncredited)
Vince Martinez .... location auditor (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Barbara Ruick .... dedicatee (as Barbara)
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Runtime:
108 min
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Color (Metrocolor)
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2.35 : 1 See more »
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Trivia:
Once the film was green-lit, George Segal was cast very early in the pre-production process.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: Some of the balls hanging from Charlie's sombrero keep changing position throughout the scene.See more »
Quotes:
Bill Denny:Everybody's named Barbara.See more »
Movie Connections:
References State Fair (1945)See more »
Soundtrack:
You're an Old SmoothieSee more »

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28 out of 30 people found the following review useful.
Peak Altman, 23 June 1999
Author: matthew wilder (picqueur@aol.com) from los angeles

Altman at the absolute top of his form--which is to say among the freest, loosest and sensorily densest great movies ever made in America. Visually and sonically thick as a brick, it also represents some of the highest-flying improvisatory acting you've ever seen. Put the Godard of the early sixties in a polyester shirt, lay him down among the rummies and compulsive cases of the American gambling subculture, and fill him with equal parts beer and caffeine, and you have some idea of this thoroughly amazing, free-and-easy comedy, which has a scary undertow: the scene where George Segal tries to persuade co-addict Elliott Gould of the hollowness of the big win might be the most scarily desolate in any Altman picture.

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