Little Big Man

Little Big Man

Dustin Hoffman
Director: Arthur Penn Cast: Dustin Hoffman
Dustin Hoffman
, Faye Dunaway
Faye Dunaway
, Martin Balsam
Martin Balsam
Arthur Penn

DVD (Wide Screen)

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Recounting how the West was won through the eyes of a white man raised as a Native American, Arthur Penn's 1970 adaptation of Thomas Berger's satirical novel was a comic yet stinging allegory about the bloody results of American imperialism. As a misguided 20th-century historian listens, 121-year-old Jack Crabb (Dustin Hoffman) narrates the story of being the only white survivor of Custer's Last Stand. White orphan Crabb was adopted by the Cheyenne, renamed "Little Big Man," and raised in the ways of the "Human Beings" by paternal mentor Old Lodge Skins (Chief Dan George), accepting non-conformity and living peacefully with nature. Violently thrust into the white world, Jack meets a righteous preacher (Thayer David) and his wife (Faye Dunaway), tries to be a gunfighter under the tutelage of Wild Bill Hickock (Jeff Corey), and gets married. Returned to the Cheyenne by chance, Jack prefers life as a Human Being. The carnage wreaked by the white man in the Washita massacre and the lethal fallout from the egomania of General George A. Custer (Richard Mulligan) at Little Big Horn, however, show Crabb the horrific implications of Old Lodge Skins' sage observation, "There is an endless supply of White Men, but there has always been a limited number of Human Beings."

Product Details

Release Date: 04/29/2003
UPC: 0097363772149
Original Release: 1970
Rating: PG-13
Source: Paramount
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [Dolby Surround, Dolby Digital Mono, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Time: 2:19:00
Sales rank: 4,321

Special Features

Closed Caption; Widescreen version enhanced for 16:9 tvs ; English subtitles ; Dolby Digital English 5.1 Surround ; English Stereo Surround ; French Mono

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Dustin Hoffman Jack Crabb
Faye Dunaway Mrs. Pendrake
Martin Balsam Merriweather
Richard Mulligan Gen. George A. Custer
Chief Dan George Old Lodge Skins
Jeff Corey Wild Bill Hickok
Kelly Jean Peters Olga
Carol Androsky Caroline
Cal Bellini Younger Bear
Ray Dimas Young Jack Crabb
Alan Howard Adolescent Jack Crabb
Don Brodie Stage Passenger
Leonard George Crow Scout
Herbert Nelson Actor
Bud Cokes Man at Bar
Aimee Eccles Sunshine
Ruben Moreno Shadow that Comes at Night
Steve Shemayne Burns Red In The Sun
William Hickey Historian
James Anderson Sergeant
Jesse Vint Lieutenant
Alan Oppenheimer Major
Thayer David Rev. Silas Pendrake
Phil Kenneally Mr. Kane
Jack Bannon Captain
Jack Mullaney Card Player
Lou Cutell Deacon
M. Emmet Walsh Shotgun Guard
Emily Cho Digging Bear
Helen Verbit Madame
Bert Conway Bartender
Ken Mayer Sergeant
Robert Little Star Little Horse

Technical Credits
Arthur Penn Director,Producer
Dede Allen Editor
Bud Alper Sound/Sound Designer
Dick Smith Special Effects
Logan R. Frazee Special Effects
Angelo P. Graham Art Director,Production Designer
John Paul Hammond Score Composer
Dorothy Jeakins Costumes/Costume Designer
Gene Lasko Producer
Richard Marks Editor
Terry Miles Makeup
Stuart Millar Producer
Mike Moder Asst. Director
Hal Needham Stunts
George R. Nelson Set Decoration/Design
Al Overton Sound/Sound Designer
Richard Portman Sound/Sound Designer
Harry Stradling Cinematographer
Dean Tavoularis Production Designer
Calder Willingham Screenwriter

Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Turn That Thing On
2. Living Indian
3. No Longer a Boy
4. Welcome to Your New Home
5. My Religion Period
6. A Swindler
7. Natural Born Gunfighter
8. A Respectable Storekeeper
9. Cheyenne Country
10. Muleskinner
11. Death and Life
12. The Indian Nations
13. Turning Pure Indian
14. Invisible
15. From Renegade to Drunk
16. Old Friends
17. A Custer Decision
18. Little Big Horn
19. A World With No Center
20. Sometimes the Magic Works...

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