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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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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)  »

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Der Tiger schlägt zurück  »

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The movie is based on a one-act, two-character, off-Broadway play that originated as "The Tiger". See more »

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Featured in Film Review: International Films (1968) See more »

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The Tiger Makes Out
Music by Shorty Rogers
Lyrics by Diane Hildebrand
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The Tiger Makes Out is the Best film I've ever seen
21 January 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I rarely write reviews but this film simply demands more attention than it gets as it contains the most hysterical kidnapping gone comically wrong sequence ever filmed.

I have only seen this once and found it to be the funniest film I had ever had the privilege to watch. I laughed from beginning to end. It is such a shame it is not out on DVD or video.

You can only compare its cinematography with that of It's A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World or Promise her Anything. Only this storyline isn't nearly as complex as Mad World.

I hope in the near future this film is released as it would be a shame to lose such a comedy gem amongst the dregs we have nowadays.


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