Jack Crabb is 121 years old as the film begins. A collector of oral histories asks him about his past. He recounts being captured and raised by indians, becoming a gunslinger, marrying an indian, watching her killed by General George Armstrong Custer, and becoming a scout for him at Little Big Horn.Written by
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As acknowledged in the film, the self chosen names of many American native tribes simply translate as "the human beings", leading to inevitable difficulties in translating and interpreting certain sayings in their languages. See more »
During the credits at the beginning of the movie, young Jack comes out of hiding and looks at a man's body, with an arrow sticking up out of it. The top of the arrow moves slowly as the "dead" man breathes. See more »
I am, beyond a doubt, the last of the old-timers. My name is Jack Crabb. And I am the sole white survivor of the Battle of Little Big Horn, uh, uh, popularly known as Custer's Last Stand.
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One night while channel flipping, I thought I saw a familiar face but too young to be recognized without a second look. I double check my vision and was convinced that the young boy in the movie was Dustin Hoffman prehaps in his early twenties or late teens. I saw him at the Academy Awards (98) this year and his complexion has changed a bit given the thirty years difference. From Little Big Man to Rain Man, Hoffman will be forever be immortalized as a Hollywood legend. Little Big Man is an exceptionally well done movie (the cast, the direction, and the great acting of Hoffman, chief Dan, and of course the sexy Faye). This is more than a movie, it was an adventure of a lifetime. You are pitched into his world and feel his every joy and every agony as he progresses through every stages of his life. Some say cats have nine lives but I think Little Big Man must have at least a hundred. This movie centers around the hostilities between the White Men and the Indians with climatic event "The Last Stand". Without giving away the movie, I must say the line "Run Sunshine run!! Run!!" captivated my soul. The movie is like a good book you just can't put it down. I recommend this movie to everyone.
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