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The Tiger Makes Out (1967)

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A mailman looks for a woman to kidnap as a personal act of insurrection.

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Ben Harris
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Gloria Fiske
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Jerry
John Harkins ...
Leo
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Mrs. Kelly
Roland Wood ...
Mr. Kelly
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Beverly
Sudie Bond ...
Miss Lane
David Burns ...
Mr. Ratner
Jack Fletcher ...
Pawnbroker
Bibi Osterwald ...
Mrs. Ratner
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Registrar
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Lady On Bus
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Receptionist
Kim August ...
Toni
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Ben Harris, an embittered, middle-aged New York City postal worker living in a Greenwich Village basement, becomes obsessed with the idea of kidnapping and enslaving the first beautiful young woman he can get his hands on. When he tries to carry out his plan, he doesn't count on suburban homemaker Gloria getting in the way. Written by Eugene Kim <genekim@concentric.net>

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It's all about a Greenwich Village cat on the make ... ... who ends up with Gloria, the housewife, by mistake!

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16 March 1970 (Denmark)  »

Also Known As:

Der Tiger schlägt zurück  »

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Swoosie Kurtz appears unbilled as one of Wallach's potential victims as he stalks her down the street. See more »

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Featured in Hollywood Remembers Dustin Hoffman (2000) See more »

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The Tiger Makes Out
Music by Shorty Rogers
Lyrics by Diane Hildebrand
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Please Please Please - somebody put this out on DVD
14 December 2007 | by (Toronto) – See all my reviews

I saw this movie on late night TV out of Buffalo about 30 years ago and I'm dying to see it again one more time before I... well.. you know. The interaction between the main characters after the Tiger (Eli Wallach) "captures" his prey (Anne Jackson) in a botched kidnapping attempt is absolutely hilarious. Charles Nelson Reilly's portrayal of a neurotic university dean(?) or department head is priceless. How many films can you name which are able to illuminate humanity's struggle for meaning and fulfillment by making you laugh from beginning to end? This film reminds us that we are all in that same struggle regardless of class, race, sex or religion. And who can forget the scene of the suburban homeowner on his hands and knees attacking those few tiny weeds that have dared to appear overnight on his perfectly manicure lawn!


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