Little Big Man

Hoffman, Dustin

SKU: 097361452142

UPC 097361452142
Release Date 2011-11-08
Studio Paramount Home Entertainment
Discs 1
Length 139
Format Color
MPAA Rating PG-13 (MPAA)
Synopsis 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.This life is not only sinful, it's not much fun. -- Mrs. Pendrake (Faye Dunaway) on the life of prostituteTheatrical Release: December 14, 1970 Filmed over 134 days on location in Alberta, Montana, and California. Estimated budget: $10 million. Originally rated MPAA GP.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.[T]he film unfolds as a rambling, picaresque folk tale…...Even the saddest and most squalid moments come laced with humour.The narrative is lightly absurd, bouncing impishly in flashback....The film's conspicuous ambitions and merry way with history are finally winning.
Cast Harry Stradling (Director of Photography)
Dean Tavoularis (Production Designer)
Chief Dan George (Star)
Dede Allen (Editor)
Richard Mulligan (Star)
Calder Willingham (Screenwriter)
John Hammond (Music Coordinator)
Arthur Penn (Director)
Aimee Eccles (Star)
Faye Dunaway (Star)
Jeff Corey (Star)
Dick Smith (Special Effects)
Stuart Millar (Producer)
Angelo Graham (Production Designer)
Martin Balsam (Star)
Dustin Hoffman (Star)
Kelly Jean Peters (Star)
Sounds/Subtitles Blu-ray Disc Features: Region [unknown] Note: Theatrical Trailer Audio: DTS HD Master Audio - English, French Subtitles - English
Language English
Weight 0.14000
Height 0.25000
Width 5.75000
Depth 7.00000
Format Code Blu-ray Hi-Def DVD
Library Subject Westerns
Attribute SensorMatic,Widescreen
Product Code Movie

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