Little Murders (1971)

Little Murders
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating R
Runtime 1hr 50mins.
Genres Adaptation, Comedy
Keywords murder, New York, photography, satire, urban
Status Released
US Release Date
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Elliott Gould Actor Alfred Chamberlain 1 1000001
Marcia Rodd Actor Patsy Newquist 1 1000002
Vincent Gardenia Actor Mr Newquist 1 1000003
Elizabeth Wilson Actor Mrs Newquist 1 1000004
Jon Korkes Actor Kenny 1 1000005
John Randolph Actor Mr Chamberlain 1 1000006
Doris Roberts Actor Mrs Chamberlain 1 1000007
Donald Sutherland Actor Minister 1 1000008
Lou Jacobi Actor Judge 1 1000009
Alan Arkin Actor Detective 1 1000010
Alan Arkin Director n/a 2 2000001
Jack Brodsky Producer n/a 3 3000001
Burtt Harris Associate Producer n/a 171 3000002
Jules Feiffer Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Jules Feiffer Play as Source Material ("Little Murders") 120972 4000002
Burtt Harris Unit Manager n/a 120832 5000001
Peter Scoppa Assistant Director n/a 163 5000002
Gordon Willis Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
Howard Kuperman Editor n/a 172 7000001
Fred Kaz Music n/a 120781 8000001
Albert Wolsky Costumes n/a 120828 13000001
Synopsis
When New York City interior designer Patsy Newquist sees a man being beaten in the street and cannot reach the police, she intervenes herself. At first, she is appalled by the passive reaction of the victim, photographer Alfred Chamberlain, who showed no resistance to the beating. But after talking, she invites him in and they soon start seeing each other. Patsy takes Alfred home to meet her parents during a siege of random shootings in the city, and as her family tries to understand this indifferent young man, they are all swept up in the world of senseless violence that surrounds them.