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Little Big Man

PG-13| 2 hr. 19 min.

Plot Summary
When a curious oral historian (William Hickey) turns up to hear the life story of 121-year-old Jack Crabb (Dustin Hoffman), he can scarcely believe his ears. Crabb tells of having been rescued and raised by the Cheyenne, of working as a snake-oil salesman, as a gunslinger, and as a mule skinner under Gen. Custer (Richard Mulligan). As if those weren't astonishing enough, he also claims to be the only white survivor of the infamous Battle of the Little Bighorn.

Cast: Dustin Hoffman , Faye Dunaway , Chief Dan George , Martin Balsam , Richard Mulligan , Jeff Corey , Aimee Eccles , Kelly Jean Peters

Director: Arthur Penn

Genres: Western

Little Big Man (1970)

Release Date: October 10th, 2004|2 hr. 19 min.

critic reviews ( 3 )
fan reviews ( 1 )
  • Hoffman is uncharacteristically charming in a demanding role; the supporting cast is uniformly excellent, particularly Chief Dan George as a befuddled patriarch who takes the supernatural as a matter of course. show more

  • Arthur Penn's Little Big Man is an endlessly entertaining attempt to spin an epic in the form of a yarn. show more

  • Episodic western with a great performance from Hoffman. show more

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  • May 22, 2010 drarthurwells
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    Outstanding film classic. Faye Dunaway gives a great performance - clearly her best. Dustin Hoffman is always good and doesn't disappoint here. Chief Dan George gives a fine performance also. Movie entertainment ****** best.

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