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Save the Tiger (1973)

R  |   |  Drama  |  21 July 1973 (Sweden)
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A businessman's professional struggles begin to conflict with his personal life over the course of two days.

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Charlie Robbins
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Meyer
Harvey Jason ...
Rico
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Eloise Hardt ...
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Janina ...
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Sid Fivush
Pearl Shear ...
Cashier
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Tiger Petitioner (as Biff Elliott)
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The film depicts a day and a half in Harry Stoner's life. Harry is down on his luck, and trapped in his own indulgences. He daydreams about his youth, trying to escape from the fact that business is rotten and his company owes bundles of money. His day is filled with unusual episodes as he picks up a hitchhiker/prostitute, arranges for his company's warehouse to burn down so he can collect the insurance-money, he hires strippers for his buddies and gets engaged in an animal rights campaign, a fashion show and experiences a rather uncomfortable flashback to the war. Written by Kristian Krokfoss <krokus@online.no>

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Juggle the books. Set fire to the factory. Supply women for the clients. Harry Stoner will do anything to get one more season. See more »

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Salven al tigre  »

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This movie was a project of the heart. A message movie never intended to be a box office smash and it was never a box office success. Made for a budget of $1,000,000, Jack Lemmon waived his usual fee and worked for scale plus a percentage of the gross. Scale was $165 a week at the time. Many cost cutting measures were used including using a Cinamobile camera, (a revolutionary mobile filming unit invented by Fouad Said, a former I Spy cameraman, which enabled filmmakers to keep location costs to a minimum). Lemmon was being touted as an Oscar Candidate even before the film was released. On April 4th 1974, Jack Lemmon became the first performer in Academy history to win both a "best actor" and "best supporting actor" award. See more »

Goofs

At 1:37:40, more of the red lining of Harry's coat is visible than it was previously. See more »

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Fred Mirrell: Harry, it's all those goddamn operations, the woman's all scarred up. I need these little diversions.
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Referenced in AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to John Ford (1973) See more »

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Lyrics by Leo Robin
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The difference in seeing this movie at 18 and 44
21 January 2000 | by (Fort Smith, Arkansas) – See all my reviews

The wife is out of town, the kids are in bed, it's just me and the dog.....Save the Tiger came on AMC. I remember going to the theater in 1973, at age 18 and seeing this movie. I was impressed by Jack Lemmon's performance back then. Seeing it now, at age 44....Wow! Jack was my father back then, now I'm my father. I think save the Tiger was the first movie I ever saw that didn't have a happy ending. Except for some dated parts, it is still a very powerful movie about the harshness of life. In real life, well dressed men and women spend every day trying to continue while burdened with almost impossible problems on their back. And we do what we have to do to get by. Little honor in that, but it's real life. Save the Tiger reminded me to be a little nicer to the next grump I meet, I may not know what is hiding behind the nice suit. Laurie Heineman as Myra the hippy chick excited me then and now and is still that fantasy oasis every aging, harried man dreams of to escape the world of his own making.


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