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California Split
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Joseph Walsh (written by)
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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." See more »
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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Peak Altman See more (35 total) »

Cast

  (Cast overview, first billed only)

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
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108 min
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Color (Metrocolor)
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According to 'Movies on TV and Videocassette', "the [film's 'California Split'] title is western-slang jargon for cut-throat high-low poker".See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: Some of the balls hanging from Charlie's sombrero keep changing position throughout the scene.See more »
Quotes:
Bill Denny:Come on, Valdez! Come on, Valdez!
Charlie Waters:Who's Valdez?
Bill Denny:Valdez is the jockey!
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Movie Connections:
References The Invisible Man (1933)See more »
Soundtrack:
You're Nobody Till Somebody Loves YouSee more »

28 out of 34 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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