Little Fauss and Big Halsy (1970) - Rotten Tomatoes

Little Fauss and Big Halsy1970

Little Fauss and Big Halsy (1970)




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In this drama that features soundtrack songs by Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins, and Bob Dylan, Little Fauss, a mild-mannered, dim-bulb beginning motorcycle racer is befriended by Big Halsy, a loudmouth pro who has been banned from the track. Halsy offers Fauss a mechanic's job if only Fauss will allow him to assume his name and bike. The duo embark upon a series of adventures on the road usually culminating in Halsy taking advantage of Fauss. More abuse ensues when the two fall in love with Rita Nebraska. Eventually Fauss decides he has had enough, and the two duel it out on the track.

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Robert Redford
as Halsy Knox
Michael J. Pollard
as Little Fauss
Lauren Hutton
as Rita Nebraska
Noah Beery Jr.
as Seally Fauss
Lucille Benson
as Mom Fauss
Ray Ballard
as Photographer
Erin O'Reilly
as Sylvene McFall
Ben Archibek
as Rick Nifty
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Critic Reviews for Little Fauss and Big Halsy

All Critics (6) | 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.

July 22, 2013 | Full Review…

In this context it is difficult to understand character or admire characterization.

July 22, 2013 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Hampered by a thin screenplay, film is padded further by often-pretentious direction by Sidney J. Furie against expansive physical values.

July 22, 2013 | Full Review…

Rotten to the core without a surface ripple in its moral superiority.

January 18, 2013 | Full Review…

It's a fine, tough, funny movie, distinguished by Furie's extraordinary feel for empty spaces and the empty people that inhabit them, by strong acting, most of all by the success with which it makes an unfamiliar milieu familiar.

August 30, 2019 | Full Review…

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.

July 22, 2013 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

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