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The Tiger Makes Out (1967)

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

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Beverly
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Miss Lane
David Burns ...
Mr. Ratner
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Mrs. Ratner
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Lady On Bus
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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)  »

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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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Ben Harris: [Thinking to himself] Up at seven, brush your teeth, wash your face, out of the house, into the subway, off to work... Imbeciles. Sheep! Baa, baa, baa, baa, baa, baa, baa sheep!
[Peter comes up behind him and grabs him around the shoulder]
Pete Copolla: Hi.
Ben Harris: Hi.
Pete Copolla: How you doin'?
Ben Harris: So-so. You?
Pete Copolla: OK, OK. So, how's the little lady?
Ben Harris: What little lady?
Pete Copolla: Your wife.
Ben Harris: No wife. I don't have a wife.
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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 (as Milton "Shorty" Rogers)
Lyrics by Diane Hildebrand
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Underrated comedy, dated but so what?
7 July 2007 | by See all my reviews

In this era when almost everything makes it on to DVD (I'm expecting to see the My Mother the Car collection any day now) this film has been unfairly neglected. There are innumerable stupid comedies from the 60's as well as many other eras that have received at least a cursory DVD treatment. This one wasn't even released on VHS to my knowledge, despite the talents involved in the making (Arthur Hiller, Eli Wallach, Anne Jackson, Murray Shisgal (notable later for co-writing Tootsie), even Dustin Hoffman in his debut). It's obviously a product of the sixties but so is just about everything else from that era. All films reflect the tastes and customs of the times in which they are made. This was released the same year as The President's Analyst, another absurd masterpiece. That film was finally released on DVD and has developed a cult following. This film has many memorable bizarre, goofy, wacky moments. Sure, it's painted in broad strokes and has silly go-go music throughout but that's part of its charm. It creates its own absurd universe. If whoever is in charge of DVD production for Columbia Pictures releases (I believe Columbia released it) takes polls for new releases this gets my vote.


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