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Little Big Man PG

Either the most neglected hero in history or a liar of insane proportion!
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: PG
  • Closed captioning available
  • Run Time: 2 hours, 27 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released: November 21, 2000
  • Originally Released: 1970
  • Label: Paramount
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Packaging: Keep Case
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 1.78
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround - English
    • Dolby Digital Mono - French
    • Dolby Digital Stereo Surround - English

Performers, Cast and Crew:

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Memorable Quotes and Dialog:

"This life is not only sinful, it's not much fun."
  - Mrs. Pendrake (Faye Dunaway) on the life of prostitute

Entertainment Reviews:

Fresh96%

TOMATOMETER
Total Count: 26

Upright87%

AUDIENCE SCORE
User Ratings: 17,400
Might it be a serious attempt to right some unretrievable wrong via gallows humor which avoids the polemics? This seems to be the course taken; the attempt at least can be respected in theory. Full Review
Variety
Jun 11, 2008
Told with an easy wit and a generous humanism, it's a beautiful, funny and tender movie. The best Western you've probably never seen.
Total Film
Feb 1, 2004
This outraged reconfiguration of an all-American genre may be set in the Wild West, but it's also very much a bulletin of its time. Full Review
PopMatters
Aug 30, 2003
Rating: B -- truly magical movie that works well Full Review
Old School Reviews
May 9, 2003
Rating: 4/4 -- One of the great films of the early 70s.
Creative Loafing
May 2, 2003
Rating: 4.5/5 -- Easily one of the most entertaining (and presently overlooked) Westerns of the early 1970s. Full Review
eFilmCritic.com
Aug 26, 2003
A picaresque masterpiece about an inimitable American anti-hero whose wild adventures are delivered into our hearts and minds with the robust vitalities of comedy. Full Review
Spirituality and Practice
May 9, 2003

Description by OLDIES.com:

For Dustin Hoffman, acquiring the right voice was the biggest challenge he faced portraying a 121-year old man, not the daily five hour makeup regimen. He achieved the perfect sound through closely studying the speech patterns of several elderly men.

In this sweeping epic that swings from high comedy to drama, Dustin Hoffman gives a "virtuoso perfomance" (Hollywood Reporter) as the 121-year old sole survivor of Custer's Last Stand. Narrating his colorful life story, he tells about everything from his adoption by Cheyenne Indians to his marriages and friendship with Wild Bill Hickok. His tall tale indicates he just may be one of the biggest liars who roamed the West. Oscar-winner CHIEF DAN GEORGE, FAYE DUNAWAY, MARTIN BALSAM and RICHARD MULLIGAN co-star.

Product Description:

LITTLE BIG MAN was significant when it was made because of its editing, which was still being explored in Hollywood at the time as a vehicle for innovative, simple storytelling.

Arthur Penn's film of Thomas Berger's bestselling novel demystifies the Old West with its funny, chaotic portrayal of one man's experiences in its closing days. Jack Crabb (Dustin Hoffman), a 121-year-old Indian living in a rest home, relates his incredible life experiences. According to Crabb's somewhat fanciful tales, he was raised by the Cheyenne from the age of 10 only to be seized by whites when he was 15. He then embarks on a string of failed attempts to find a place for himself in the world. These bring him into contact with (among many others) Wild Bill Hickok, the US Cavalry, a former preacher's wife-turned-prostitute, his own spunky frontierswoman sister, and General George Armstrong Custer during the Battle of Little Big Horn. The result is a funny, spiritual film with a humane view of the plight of Native Americans.

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Production Notes:

  • Theatrical Release: December 14, 1970
  • Filmed over 134 days on location in Alberta, Montana, and California.
  • Estimated budget: $10 million.
  • Originally rated MPAA GP.

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Product Info

  • Sales Rank: 5,705
  • UPC: 097363772149
  • Shipping Weight: 0.25/lbs (approx)
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