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Little Big Man

Director: Arthur Penn

Genre: Action/Adventure

Year: 1970

Running time: 139 minutes

Territory: International

Studio: Paramount

Format: DCP

Cast: Dustin Hoffman, Faye Dunaway, Chief Dan George, Martin Balsam

Language options: Dialogue - FR, EN | Subtitle - FR

Adapted from the novel by Thomas Berger, Little Big Man opens with the spoken reminiscences of 121-year-old Jack Crabbe (Dustin Hoffman, immersed in tons of age makeup). In flashbacks, we see how, as a young and wide-eyed frontiersman, Crabbe is adopted by an Indian tribe led by philosophy-spouting Chief Dan George. The film's highlight is the Little Big Horn massacre, with megalomaniac General Custer (Richard Mulligan) self-destructing as Crabbe looks on. Faye Dunaway shows up along the way as a sensual preacher's wife, who later becomes the jaded object of Wild Bill Hickok's (Jeff Corey) affection.


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