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Little Fauss and Big Halsy (1970)

R | | Drama | 21 October 1970 (USA)
The friendship between two Arizona dirt bike racers is tested when they both lust for an attractive runaway young woman who joins them on the racing circuit.

Director:

Sidney J. Furie

Writer:

Charles Eastman
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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Robert Redford ... Halsy Knox
Michael J. Pollard ... Little Fauss
Lauren Hutton ... Rita Nebraska
Noah Beery Jr. ... Seally Fauss (as Noah Beery)
Lucille Benson ... 'Mom' Fauss
Ray Ballard Ray Ballard ... The Photographer
Linda Gaye Scott ... Moneth
Erin O'Reilly ... Sylvene McFall
Ben Archibek Ben Archibek ... Rick Nifty (as Benjamin Archibek)
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Storyline

A story of two motorcycle racers, the inept, unsuspecting Little Fauss (Michael J. Pollard) and the opportunistic, womanizing Halsey Knox (Redford). Written by Mark Roberts <doodad1@ix.netcom>

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Taglines:

He's mean, rotten, thieving, a womanizer. You're going to love Big Halsy. See more »

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Trivia

In Robert Redford's biography, he called Little Fauss and Big Halsy "the best script of any film I've ever done." He was, however, somewhat less than thrilled with the film when it did not live up to its expectations at the box-office. However, when the film premiered on television around the time Redford was shooting All the President's Men (1976), he confided in Alan J. Pakula that he resented its television broadcast because, after years of successful films, he was less than enthusiastic about Little Fauss and Big Halsy, which he considered a stain on his filmography. Pakula told Redford that the film showcases one of the best performances the star had ever given, stating that his performance in it was "the last unself-conscious revelation of the actor's real-life edge." The film is also Redford's son Jamie's favorite of all his father's films. See more »

Goofs

When they are broken down and they are chatting at the back of the pickup, they are shown in profile with Halsey in the background. Past Halsey, deeper in the background, there is a constant stream of vehicles on what is obviously a major thoroughfare. Then the camera pans to a long shot showing them sitting in the rain. This long shot also shows the surrounding countryside and they are on an isolated dirt road with no major thoroughfare around. See more »

Quotes

Little Fauss: What's your hurry? Where are we even going?
Halsy Knox: Just some other greasy spoon down the road.
Little Fauss: Yeah, just some other greasy spoon down the road.
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Connections

Referenced in Sidney J. Furie: Fire Up the Carousel! See more »

Soundtracks

Rollin' Free
Composed and Sung by Johnny Cash
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A great film...
24 November 2007 | by wmann-9See all my reviews

This was a great movie if you were a kid growing up around motorcycle racing. I was just 14 when this movie came out. I went to the theater to see it because I had heard it was about motorcycle racing. It was great! It captured the eccentric attitude of racers in general and was really very accurate as to the characters one could find in AMA racing. "On Any Sunday"! We would trailer our bikes all over the northeast to any race we could find. Enduros, motocross, flat-track, scrambles... whatever was going on, we'd go! Change tires, fenders, or what ever we needed to do to the bikes and take off. Great movie and great times! when you were involved with the racing scene, you got to know the other regulars that would show up at the various races and there were the personalities found in the movie. Every one knew a Halsey! Most of us were more Fauss, however. we were more interested in riding and tuning than partying and chasing skirts! This movie is one of the only movies I actually searched for and purchased just so I would have it as the years go by.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 October 1970 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$1,755,485
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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