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. The characters are all losers and you know it from the beginning. 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. Great acting and a good story. Disjointed and off-putting, although for some the sight of Redford disrobing, about to disrobe or having been disrobed might be enough to warrant attention. I guess in the end, despite the fact I find the movie very entertaining, I don't think it deserves an eight for the ultimate nihilism of its story. 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. With Robert Redford, Michael J. Pollard, Lauren Hutton, Noah Beery Jr.. I hadn't seen it since it was in the theaters, so I was absolutely thrilled to see it offered here. Little Fauss and Big Halsy (1970) External Reviews. 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). I liked this so much...I went out,and got the soundtrack on a 8 track ! A good movie, just a little strange. He broke ground by making it acceptable for handsome leading actors to play character roles. Great movie and great times! On both the motorcycle racing circuit and in business, I've met Halsey Knox; well, not really but a true to life, full blown, likeness thereof. | He finds it easy to attract women, but later despises them for falling for his patter, and also despises himself, for not being able to resist indulging in this behaviour. Little Fauss and Big Halsy 1970 DVD (Region 1 - Playable in North America - The US, Canada, Mexico, etc.) we were more interested in riding and tuning than partying and chasing skirts! "Little Fauss and Big Halsy" qualifies as an allegorical work of sheer genius. "Ipcress File" director Sidney J. Furie and "All-American Boy" scenarist George Eastman appropriate the animal fable about the tortoise and the hare. That was a real treat.The ending was real good. Top subscription boxes – right to your door, See all details for Little Fauss and Big Halsy, © 1996-2020, Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates. Who uses his nice smile and good looks to con people out of everything he can get. Metacritic Reviews. Little Fauss and Big Halsy is a small scale character piece and part road movie. All is fine until they both fall for new girl Lauren Hutton. (Some light spoilers), A character study from the psychedelic seventies, Surrealist grab-bag...engineered to be offbeat. 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