Little Big Man Movie Information

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Overall Rank: 1179

Average Rating: 3/4

# of Ratings: 85

Theatrical Release Date: 12/14/1970

Language: English

Genre: Comedy, Drama

MPAA Rating: PG-13

Director: Arthur Penn

Actors: Dustin Hoffman, Faye Dunaway, Chief Dan George, Martin Balsam, Richard Mulligan, Jeff Corey

Plot: The 121-year-old Jack Crabb reflects on his life of being raised by Indians, watching his wife die at the hands of Custer and being the sole survivor of Little Big Horn. -- Chris Kavan

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Logan D. McCoy - wrote on 07/15/2021

A product of the New Wave designed as a tall tale set in the Old West, and the first major western to challenge classic Hollywood's history of the relationship between white men and Native Americans.

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TheWolf - wrote on 12/21/2007

If you've ever felt that American-Westerns always took themselves a bit too seriously, then 'Little Big Man will help change that perspective. Dustin Hoffman plays the 121-year-old Jack Crabb, who recounts his fanciful life story to a gullible historian. The way the film plays out you can see how it has added to a great culture of various movies including Forrest Gump. The stories being told through the recollection of one man and the way they are told make this one movie that everyone should see at least once.

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Yojimbo - wrote on 06/25/2012

The last survivor of the battle of Little Big Horn reminisces about his life in this off beat comic western starring Dustin Hoffman. The film obviously belongs to Hoffman himself as the entire story revolves around him and his life and he's an engagingly bemused anti-hero as he witnesses the atrocities and hypocrisies of the changing face of the old west, but what gives it real character is the supporting cast of oddballs who flit in and out of his sphere. These include yet another hilarious and charming performance from Chief Dan George as his adopted grandfather, a smouldering Faye Dunaway as the western equivalent of Mrs. Robinson and Richard Mulligan who plays Custer as a self-obsessed, pompous boob. It's very much a film of its time, sharing much of the flavour of anti-establishment …

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