Little Fauss and Big Halsy
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Little Fauss (Michael J. Pollard) and Halsy Knox (Robert Redford) are competing motorcycle racers who form an unusual partnership. The pompous and arrogant Halsy agrees to race under Fauss' name while Fauss serves as his mechanic. Rita (Lauren Hutton) is the rich girl recovering from drugs who catches the eyes of both men. She chooses Halsy and eventually has a child by him after he halts his sexual pit stops with the racetrack floozies. Later, Rita bails out and returns to the sheltered environment of her wealthy parents in elite Palm Springs. Little Fauss and Big Halsy pair off in a race… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 20%

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"There are some men whose tragedy arises not from what they suffer but what they fail to feel. Little Fauss and Big Halsy are such men -- and so are those who made the movie."
‑ Stefan Kanfer, TIME Magazine
"Rotten to the core without a surface ripple in its moral superiority."
‑ Molly Haskell, Village Voice
"In this context it is difficult to understand character or admire characterization."
‑ Vincent Canby, New York Times
"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."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"Hampered by a thin screenplay, film is padded further by often-pretentious direction by Sidney J. Furie against expansive physical values."
‑ Variety Staff, Variety
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