The movie is the story of two motorcycle racers, the inept, unsuspecting Little Fauss (Pollard) and the opportunistic, womanizing Halsy Knox (Redford). Hutton played the role of Rita Nebraska, a role originally offered toGrace Slick.
In addition to the above Plot summary, at the Sears Point meeting Fauss tells Halsy that he has been drafted. The difference between these two characters is further defined.
Asoundtrack albumwas released in 1971 onColumbia Records, produced byBob Johnstonand featuring the songs byJohnny CashandCarl Perkinsfeatured in the film.
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Ben Archibek… Rick Nifty (billed as Benjamin Archibek)
A comedy-drama featuring the exploits of twomotorcycleriders, this is one of Redfords lesser known works.Johnny Cashcontributed the title song and soundtrack along withCarl PerkinsandBob Dylan. The title song, The Ballad of Little Fauss and Big Halsy, written by Perkins, was nominated for aGolden Globe Award for Best Original Song.
Sheila Levine Is Dead and Living in New York
Noah Beery, Jr…. Seally Fauss (billed as Noah Beery)
is a 1970 Americancomedy-drama filmdirected bySidney J. Furie, starringRobert RedfordandMichael J. Pollard, also featuringLauren HuttonNoah Beery, Jr.andLucille Benson.
Halsy Knox, a professional motorcycle racer, runs into Little Fauss, an amateur racer, after a race held near Phoenix, Arizona. They strike up a friendship as Fauss is attracted to Halsys carefree lifestyle. Fausss father, however, regards Halsy as a bad influence on his son and refuses to help Halsy when his truck breaks down. When Halsy arrives later at the motorcycle repair shop where Fauss is employed he tricks the admiring Fauss into repairing his motorcycle for free. Halsy, who has been barred from racing for drinking on the track, proposes that they form a partnership in which Halsy would race under Fausss name with Fauss serving as the mechanic. Fauss joins Halsy on the motorcycle racing circuit despite his parents disapproval. Fauss is constantly confronted with his inferiority to Halsy, both on and off the racetrack. Their partnership is finally broken when Rita Nebraska, a drop-out from a wealthy background, arrives at the racetrack and immediately attaches herself to Halsy, despite the attention Fauss pays her. Fauss returns home to his parents after breaking his leg in a motorcycle accident. Several months later, when his leg has healed, Halsy visits him and attempts to ditch Rita, who is now pregnant. Fauss, however, refuses to take her. He informs Halsy that he plans to reenter the racing circuit. The two men race against each other a short time later at the Sears Point International Raceway. Halsys motorcycle breaks down. As he leaves the track, he hears the announcement that Fauss has taken the lead.
Films set in Maricopa County, Arizona