If you are a Redford fan I encourage you to view it. Every one knew a Halsey! If you've ever been on a motorcycle racing circuit or been around other real life circuits with those of the egotistical boaster class, you will love this movie. A God-given talent at motocross racing becomes his albatross in his quest to achieve what he believes is his destiny. His parents, with scenery-chewing peformances by Noah Beery and Lucille Benson- everyone of a certain age will recognize these two fine supporting actors- are just as odd, speaking with strange country accents and living just awful, hard-scrabble lives. Change tires, fenders, or what ever we needed to do to the bikes and take off. To hear this film is one of his least favorites, I suggest he should sit down and screen INDECENT PROPOSAL, SNEAKERS, that terrible thing with Debra Winger and Darryl Hannah, the almost unwatchable THE CASTLE, and the cure for insomnia, LIONS FOR LAMBS. When Fauss breaks his leg in a desert race, Halsy, who has been barred from racing due to drinking at the track, proposes that they form a partnership in which Halsy would race under Fauss's name with Fauss serving as the mechanic. I consider this as one of Redford's best work,right up there with "The Sting" another one of my favorites.The motorcycle scenes were well filmed,and real accurate.To see "Sears Point" which has been close. All events are witnessed by the lecherous photographer (Ray Ballard). I wish this would come out on DVD and/or Blue Ray. It's such a strange slice of seventies life. In the end Little Fauss rides off toward victory, on the racing track at least, leaving Halsey Knox having a tantrum in the dust, having been let down by his poorly maintained bike yet again. And the girls he picks up put up with it. Although Little learns a life lesson on how to judge people by their actions rather than their looks or charisma, that's hardly a difficult or life-altering discovery. It's a movie that isn't going to grab you with any new insight into life, but it's enjoyable to watch and I recommend it. The cult classic! As well, Lauren Hutton brings much to the party. Seally has the sanitary concession; Mom operates the catering truck. He is a fast rider but lazy, failing to achieve his potential due to sloppy maintenance of his bike. I hadn't seen it since it was in the theaters, so I was absolutely thrilled to see it offered here. A good looking guy that gets all the girls with his charm and looks. Most of us were more Fauss, however. They were trying to get Michael to see through Redford's "con job". But it's scary because you have met people like them who really roam the world trying to leach off the rest of us. Nothing great, but watchable, and a rare chance to see Redford as a heavy. "Little Fauss and Big Halsy" essentially is a story about losers, but each of them is a genuine character. It's about motorcycle racing, friends and finding out who you are and quite possibly what's most important to you. Fauss soon sees through Halsy's tall tales and his womanising. It's not until later that an observant witness realizes that he has been duped by a 'con-man without a con' in Halsy's mission to nowhere. His most loyal boosters are his parents, Seally and Mom Fauss. Something in the voice-over resounded with me, which I was always reminded of when Ronnie Barker did his country and western skits. He broke ground by making it acceptable for handsome leading actors to play character roles. Classic motorcycle movie that is so much more than about riding. I still enjoy this flick if only from a historical perspective on films from the era in which this was made. This is a film from the 1960's and it's about two very different young men who both do the motorcycle racing circuit. Mainly for the motorcycles and characters portrayed in it. I didn't know how to rate this movie. We would trailer our bikes all over the northeast to any race we could find. I'm just writing this review to let people know about the Blu-ray quality of this new blu-ray of Little Fauss and Big Halsy... just letting people know of it's quality the best I can. Saw this in the drive-in back in '71 and thought it was pretty good! Oh, he lets slip a few moments of doubt, here and there, but he's incapable of being someone anyone can depend on. Fauss joins Halsy on the motorcycle racing circuit despite his parents' disapproval. They all accommodate his every whim based on his good looks, charm and 'somewhat winning' first impression. No matter how often he won races, Michael J Pollard would not have the looks to pull attractive but shallow women on a casual basis (or alternatively display the type of larger than life personality required make up the difference). The friendship between two Arizona dirt bike racers is tested when they both lust for an attractive runaway young woman who joins them on the racing circuit. Saw it again on Speedvisions "Lost Drive-in" some time ago but some of the scenes were "edited for TV". The women in this movie are interested in Redford for his shiny surfaces and Pollard has none of that. It captured the eccentric attitude of racers in general and was really very accurate as to the characters one could find in AMA racing. Fauss is upset when Rita Nebraska (Lauren Hutton) who came across them running totally naked before a race, falls for Halsy even though she is aware that he is shallow and unreliable. Consistently belittled and taken advantage of by Halsy, Fauss s feelings of inferiority are compounded when the beautiful Rita (Lauren Hutton, American Gigolo) and Halsy … All of us know Little and Halsy in some form or other...I don't usually go to all the trouble of trying to dig up old stuff. We first see Halsey Knox (Robert Redford) bare chested, blue jeaned, and golden resplendent in the western sun at a race. Drags in places, and the story takes too long to tell what is not a complex tale. Not Redford's best film but still not too bad. This movie is one of the only movies I actually searched for and purchased just so I would have it as the years go by. It's a great film. Halsey only wants Little around so he can use his points and his racing license--his own have been taken away because of his underhanded approach to racing. Cocksure, extroverted, ladies man Halsy Knox (Robert Redford of "The Sting") is the hare and shy, bespectacled, introvert Little Fauss (Michael J. Pollard of "Bonnie & Clyde") is the tortoise. It really is an enjoyable film, but only if you like character-driven stories. Does anyone know if this film was put on tape. At a small-time motorcycle track in Arizona, an inept Little Fauss trails the field. "Little Fauss and Big Halsy" qualifies as an allegorical work of sheer genius. The kid looks up to this anti-hero, and eventually begins to ape his amorality. Rating: 2/4-- 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.Full Review Pollard, Beery, Benson and every supporting actor manage to flesh out these strange characters in a convincing and entertaining way. Rita (Lauren Hutton) is the rich girl recovering from drugs who catches the eyes of both men. Even pawning off some of his left over girls, to strangers for a few bucks. The places in life of both guys did change. we were more interested in riding and tuning than partying and chasing skirts! Then there's Michael Pollard's Little Fauss, his real name, apparently. An American Classic that shows a lifestyle gone and the incredible range of one of the great actors of the 20th century, Reviewed in the United States on August 29, 2016. | | Starring: Robert Redford, Michael J. Pollard, Lauren Hutton. Consistently belittled and taken advantage of by Halsy, Fauss s feelings of inferiority are compounded when the beautiful Rita (Lauren Hutton, American Gigolo) and Halsy … Halsy Knox (Robert Redford) is the womanising but shallow star while in the end the unlikely Little Fauss (Michael J. Pollard) shows that depth can count. Parts of movie are amusing, but probably not to women that envision Redford as a likable person. It was great! I went to the theater to see it because I had heard it was about motorcycle racing. Sidney J. Furie directs this knockabout journey of an egotistical motorcycle racer taking a milquetoast juvenile under his wing. Which is perfect for the part of Halsey Knox, a hollow man who is living on his looks (plus some half-fulfilled talent as a motorcycle rider). Robert Redford: Little Fauss and Big Halsy (1970) - YouTube The scenic, sun-blasted, settings are atmospheric and the cast convincing, especially Lauren Hutton and her Lady Godiva act. I enjoyed this movie back in the 70's. Lauren Hutton gets naked, too, however all the sexy flashes are just teasers for the prurient-minded; there simply is no story. I can't seem to locate an authentic copy. Together, they make a memorable pair of opposites who hit the road on the motorcycle dirt bike circuit. This movie is for people who like riding motorcycles, especially dirt bikes and understand the racing culture. Big Halsey (Played by Redford) was so perfectly cast. He makes you understand every nuance of what Halsy wants out of the people around him and why he wants it. Halsy always hooks up with a floozy who hangs around the races. Speaking of womankind, they don't come off well in this movie at all; they are all promiscuous and easily manipulated, and just as shallow as the men are. Your recently viewed items and featured recommendations, Select the department you want to search in, New OLIVE BLU-RAY of Little Fauss and Big Halsy released in 2016, Reviewed in the United States on November 7, 2016. I just got this movie on Blu ray from Blu ray.com/amazon and it looks fantastic! He never changes throughout the entire movie, not one bit. Sure would like the soundtrack reissued,as well as the movie. Halsy, having been barred from racing due to his on-track behavior, convinces Fauss to let him use his name in order to enter the next big race. Who uses his nice smile and good looks to con people out of everything he can get. Robert Redford and Michael J, Pollard give good performances in this character study of two opposites who form an alliance as motorcycle racers down South, Lauren Hutton is the girl who comes between them. The performance by Michael J. Pollard saves this film, and watching him alone makes it worth the viewing. His most loyal boosters are his parents, Seally and Mom Fauss. I did notice that all the songs on the 8 track were not all in the movie,but all the songs were great on the 8 track.I wore the tape right out. Instead, they provide a showcase for Carl's wonderful lead guitar. All events are witnessed by the lecherous photographer (Ray Ballard). It's such strange movie, but the thing is, to play these roles the acting has to be superb, and Redford's is. This movie deserves to stand out for just that and not be kept in the fringes. It IS schmaltzy and VERY early 70s in its content and cinematography, but it paints a GREAT picture of what it was like to race motorcycles in the early days of American motor sports (back when no one but the Europeans EVER won anything!). I was just 14 when this movie came out. Redford's character is a mooch of the highest order, a thief, an unapologetic womanizer and every bad thing a friend can be. The only difference in their living circumstances is at least they have a house. User Ratings In my opinion, Michael J Pollard was miscast as Little Fauss. When Alex Cox used to present the BBC's cult film strand Moviedrome. Noah Beery Jr. is splendid as Pollard's father who has nothing but contempt for Halsy. Johnny Cash sings some vocals written for this film that probably did him about the same amount of good that the film did for Redford. I keep this on the shelf with my car chase movies of the same era, ie "Vanishing Point", "Dirty Mary Crazy Larry" and "Whire Lightning". Not the usual type of character he plays in most of his movies (himself), showing us that he could be more multidimensional, and play against type, when he set his mind to it. Generally, I don't look for mind expanding symbolism or intelligence in any movie, I'm just satisfied with the entertainment factor...If anyone has a copy out there, let me know if you would like to sell it... Had always been intrigued by this title ever since seeing the trailer 'arriving Sunday for seven days' almost half a century ago. Little Fauss and Big Halsy pair off in a race for a big prize. Sidney J. Furie’s story of two motorcycle racers, the clumsy, gullible Little Fauss (Michael J. Pollard) and the devious, womanizing Halsey Knox (Robert Redford). All is fine until they both fall for new girl Lauren Hutton. A strange, shy, bumbling incompetent, his mannerisms make him hard to feel sorry for, much less root for. Discover releases, reviews, track listings, recommendations, and more about Johnny Cash With Carl Perkins And The Tennessee Three - Little Fauss And Big Halsy at Discogs. Mom tries to interest a photographer in taking Little’s picture. Faus learns the hard way whom he can and can't trust and what it feels like to be used and betrayed.(Me). A good movie, just a little strange. Top subscription boxes – right to your door, See all details for Little Fauss and Big Halsy, © 1996-2020, Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates. Directed by Sidney J. Furie. Reviewed in the United States on July 15, 2018. The lyrics are clunky, but that's not the point. It's funny because Redford wears sun glasses in about 60% of the film and you can see the reflection of the movie lights and even film crew in a number of scenes. The characters are all losers and you know it from the beginning. Seally has the sanitary concession; Mom operates the catering truck. "On Any Sunday"! Fauss is constantly confronted with his inferiority to Halsy, both on and off the racetrack. Color. Here he's teamed up with the diminutive Michael J. Pollard for a friendship drama laced with the expected racing sequences, dust, and heat. Trophies of a lifestyle, who always become inconvenient after a while. Little Fauss (Michael J. Pollard) and Halsy Knox (Robert Redford) are competing motorcycle racers who form an unusual partnership. (Except with women, that only requires good looks). He takes advantage of the goodwill his good looks bring him; - people want to be around him and so they often accept his lies and put up with his petty theft, even when they see through him. You can still see all customer reviews for the product. He is fine as a lonely outsider-nerd in the first two thirds of the movie, mechanically talented but lacking in social skills, worshipping the false idol that is Halsey, and then slowly recognising the emptiness behind the façade, but his weird "Hobbit-esque" looks do not translate well into the character that Little Fauss becomes. Little Fauss (Michael J. Pollard) is a young racer staring out with the help of his very loving and encouraging parents. If you like the car chase movies of the 70's I mentioned you'll like LFBH for what it is and the time it grew out of. Should like to say I loved it but it generally left me cold. Little Fauss and Big Halsy is a small scale character piece and part road movie. At a small-time motorcycle track in Arizona, an inept Little Fauss trails the field. There's a problem loading this menu right now. First, A good looking loser, who has access to every hot girl he lays eyes on, regardless of the fact that he really has nothing else to offer and probably isn't going anywhere in life. I wonder what caused it? Personally, I liked the movie and have been looking for a copy for years. I like Redford as an actor and he made this film before he started polishing his image and playing it safe. Interesting to see Robert Redford doing something different, and doing it well. Mom tries to interest a photographer in taking Little’s picture. I’ve been looking for this on home video since the 90s when I first saw it on Speedvision’s “drive in theater”. The definitive site for Reviews, Trailers, Showtimes, and Tickets *1/2 from ****. At a small-time motorcycle track in Arizona, an inept Little Fauss trails the field. For a low budget movie in 1970, the transfer is amazing, crystal clear and the audio is great. I found it interesting that Redford and Michael Pollard couldn't stand each other while filming this movie. Loser. Ever. Little Fauss and Big Halsy (1970) External Reviews. At a small-time motorcycle track in Arizona, an inept Little Fauss trails the field. when you were involved with the racing scene, you got to know the other regulars that would show up at the various races and there were the personalities found in the movie. I never heard the film mentioned again, though believe it got a couple of airings with little fanfare on the BBC decades ago. Instead, they provide a showcase for Carl's wonderful lead guitar. Little Fauss and Big Halsy 1970 DVD (Region 1 - Playable in North America - The US, Canada, Mexico, etc.) Synopsis Little Fauss and Big Halsy are not your father’s heroes A comedy/drama about an unlikely pair who share a passion for motocross. This is a strange, but interesting, movie. I think his fans were always surprised when he did this, but he liked to flex his acting muscles, and he really is versatile. However, this film is proving very difficult to find. Man dumps Lauren Hutton in her prime? He has a sense of entitlement, feeling that success is rightly due to him based on his looks and talent alone and frustrated that he hasn't received all he feels he deserves. Little and Halsey team up against Little's parents' angry vocal objections, but Halsey is personable and glamorous and Little is drawn to him and off they go. | After viewing product detail pages, look here to find an easy way to navigate back to pages you are interested in. I don't believe it was ever released on video...too bad! Still I did enjoy the songs from Johnny Cash. Great acting and a good story. I too was growing up in the 60's and 70's (still growing) and remember this particular movie with a certain fondness. FAQ Awards Prime members enjoy FREE Delivery and exclusive access to music, movies, TV shows, original audio series, and Kindle books. I guess the main lesson is that good looks and talent aren't enough, that hard work is also needed to succeed in life? The Ballad of Little Fauss and Big Halsy and Movin' both tell the story of the film. Great piece of cinematic history from actors who could actually act. )was being sold on an auction that was about to end in 5 minutes. Great movie and great times! "Ipcress File" director Sidney J. Furie and "All-American Boy" scenarist George Eastman appropriate the animal fable about the tortoise and the hare. review: "little fauss and big halsy" (1970) starring robert redford and michael j. pollard; blu-ray release from olive films BY RICH DREES On set tensions between stars or between stars and directors are about as old as the Lumiere Brothers. FOR Little Fauss and Big Halsy (1970) YOU CAN UPLOAD AN IMAGE SUBMIT A VIDEO OR MOVIE CLIP ADD ADDITIONAL INFORMATION WRITE YOUR OWN REVIEW TCM Messageboards Post your comments here ADD YOUR COMMENT> I liked this so much...I went out,and got the soundtrack on a 8 track ! His most loyal boosters are his parents, Seally and Mom Fauss. Little and Halsy hate each other, and they refuse to believe that they need each other. Also starring Lauren Hutton. Watch this if you like films where a beloved, sainted, actor in a later days, has gotten to that pinnacle by taking his share of poorly-produced, box-office miss-steps, accepting the part of a genuine heel--a character seeing very little benefit in having any integrity-- maybe Redford saw himself accepting those roles? To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. "Little Faus and Big Halsey" isn't for everyone, especially Redford fans. Before Supercross, before motor sport superheroes when us folks that rode motorcycles were known as LESS than desirable, and no one ever called us athletes. His character was selfish who was only interested in winning gold. An excellent musical soundtrack has Johnny Cash singing his own songs, one written by Bob Dylan, and another by Carl Perkins, who also sings one of his self-penned tunes. LITTLE FAUSS AND BIG HALSY is rather forgettable compared to other movies in both of their careers, but Redford fans will lap it up regardless. Reviewed in the United States on June 22, 2020. I saw this on TV years ago.Robert Redford,and Michael Pollard,and Laurn Hutton were unknowns then.The parents of Michael's in the movie I felt sorry for. Movies like: Little Fauss and Big Halsy. Showing all 12 external reviews. Seally has the sanitary concession; Mom operates the catering truck. Rotten Tomatoes, home of the Tomatometer, is the most trusted measurement of quality for Movies & TV. This is not a film about racing. Little Fauss and big Halsy “Robert Redford”, Reviewed in the United States on November 13, 2018, Just came today loved this movie back when I was younger and rode dirt bikes I’m glad I was finally able to find this movie also goes good with “On any Sunday”, Reviewed in the United States on March 23, 2018. Metacritic Reviews. Finally got a chance to see it courtesy of Talking Pictures TV - what would we do without them? In between, he made "Little Fauss and Big Halsy". Perhaps that is why Redford took the part; - to poke fun those people who viewed him as just another pretty face? New York Times [Vincent Canby] New York Times; Auld Fang Syne [Hal Lyons] Blu-ray.com [Dr. Svet Atanasov] derekwinnert.com [Derek Winnert] Every 70s Movie [Peter Hanson] F This Movie! Full Frame. I don't care if it goes against the persona that Redford wants as his legacy, it is an important piece of movie history that shows a part of Americana that has disappeared: The privateer motorcycle racer who competed on the AMA circuit in the late 60's and early 70's when it was still a rough and tumble lifestyle with small monetary rewards and a huge love of the sport overall. It too is a buddy movie but there the resemblance ends. Complete your Johnny Cash With Carl Perkins And The Tennessee Three collection. Little has a broken leg, which allows Halsey to use his points and also his mechanical skills. It's a story about these two very different men and the effect they have on each other. This is a role in which Redford plays a negative character type. Go to IMDB to read a plot synopsis. He was actually really good at it in this movie. Showtimes, and Tickets Directed by Sidney J. Furie directs this knockabout journey of an egotistical racer. 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