Little Fauss and Big Halsy (1970)

Little Fauss and Big Halsy

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Little Fauss (Michael J. Pollard) and Halsy Knox (Robert Redford) are competing motorcycle racers who form an unusual partnership. The pompous and arrogant Halsy agrees to race under Fauss' name while Fauss serves as his mechanic. Rita (Lauren Hutton) is the rich girl recovering from drugs who catches the eyes of both men. She chooses Halsy and eventually has a child by him after he halts his sexual pit stops with the racetrack floozies. Later, Rita bails out and returns to the sheltered … More

Rating: R
Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure
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Written By: Charles Eastman
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as Halsy Knox

as Little Fauss

as Rita Nebraska

as Seally Fauss

as Mom Fauss

as Photographer

as Sylvene McFall

as Rick Nifty
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All Critics (5) | Top Critics (4)

There are some men whose tragedy arises not from what they suffer but what they fail to feel. Little Fauss and Big Halsy are such men -- and so are those who made the movie.

Full Review… | July 22, 2013
TIME Magazine
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In this context it is difficult to understand character or admire characterization.

Full Review… | July 22, 2013
New York Times
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Hampered by a thin screenplay, film is padded further by often-pretentious direction by Sidney J. Furie against expansive physical values.

Full Review… | July 22, 2013
Variety
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Rotten to the core without a surface ripple in its moral superiority.

Full Review… | January 18, 2013
Village Voice
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Little Fauss and Big Halsy is a mixed bag, with a helter skelter plot but nicely coordinated motorcycle action and some good background music by Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins, and Bob Dylan.

Full Review… | July 22, 2013
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