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California Split Details


The most narratively loose of Robert Altman's '70s films, California Split details the haphazard lives of two compulsive gamblers searching for that ever-elusive big score. Newly single and soon-to-be-unemployed Bill (George Segal) joins live-wire pal Charlie (Elliott Gould), as the pair moves from Fruit Loops with Charlie's hooker roommates Sue (Gwen Welles) and Barbara (Ann Prentiss) to bets on horses, backroom card games, boxing, and basketball. They make it to Reno, but Bill comes to realize that even the big score may not be the answer to the meaning (or meaninglessness) of life. For Charlie, however, that's all there is. ~ Lucia Bozzola, Rovi

  • Release date:August 7, 1974


George Segal
as Bill Denny
Elliott Gould
as Charlie Waters
Ann Prentiss
as Barbara Miller
Gwen Welles
as Susan Peters
Edward Walsh
as Lew
Tom Signorelli
as Nugie
Jay Fletcher
as Robber
Joanne Strauss
as Mother
Marc Cavell
as California Club Poker Player
John Considine
as Man at Bar
Eugene Troobnick
as Harvey
Jack Riley
as Bartender
Jeff Goldblum
as Lloyd Harris
Barbara Colby
as Receptionist
Vincent Palmieri
as First Bartender
Bert Remsen
as Helen Brown
Sharon Compton
as Nugie's Wife
Mickey Fox
as California Club Poker Player


Robert Altman
Robert Altman
Aaron Spelling
John Williams
Composer (Music Score)
Phyllis Shotwell
Composer (Music Score)
Lou Lombardo
Leon Ericksen
Art Director
Richard Portman
Sound/Sound Designer
Tommy Thompson
First Assistant Director
Scott Bushnell
Kay Rose
Sound Editor
Regina Gruss