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Director:
Writer:
Steve Shagan (writer)
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Release Date:
21 July 1973 (Sweden) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Jack Lemmon in his most important dramatic role since "The Days of Wine and Roses." See more »
Plot:
A businessman's professional struggles begin to conflict with his personal life over the course of two days. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
Won Oscar. Another 1 win & 5 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Things are never as good as you remember them... See more (49 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Jack Lemmon ... Harry Stoner

Jack Gilford ... Phil Greene
Laurie Heineman ... Myra
Norman Burton ... Fred Mirrell
Patricia Smith ... Janet Stoner

Thayer David ... Charlie Robbins
William Hansen ... Meyer
Harvey Jason ... Rico
Liv Lindeland ... Ula (as Liv Von Linden)

Lara Parker ... Margo
Eloise Hardt ... Jackie
Janina ... Dusty

Ned Glass ... Sid Fivush
Pearl Shear ... Cashier

Biff Elliot ... Tiger Petitioner (as Biff Elliott)
Ben Freedman ... Taxi Driver
Madeline Lee ... Receptionist
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Barton MacLane ... (clips from 'High Sierra') (archive footage)
Tony Regan ... Man at Show (uncredited)
Leoda Richards ... Woman at Show (uncredited)
Jeffrey Sayre ... Man at Show (uncredited)
Ken Weiner ... Movie Patron (uncredited)
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Directed by
John G. Avildsen 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Steve Shagan  writer

Produced by
Edward S. Feldman .... executive producer
Martin Ransohoff .... producer
Steve Shagan .... producer
Jack Lemmon .... executive producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Marvin Hamlisch 
 
Cinematography by
James Crabe  (as Jim Crabe)
 
Film Editing by
David Bretherton 
 
Casting by
Caro Jones 
 
Art Direction by
Jack T. Collis  (as Jack Collis)
 
Set Decoration by
Ray Molyneaux 
 
Makeup Department
Harry Ray .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Frank Baur .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Ronald L. Schwary .... second assistant director (as Ron Schwary)
Christopher N. Seiter .... assistant director (as Christopher Seiter)
 
Art Department
Donald B. Nunley .... property master (as Don Nunley)
Leamon Adams .... swing gang (uncredited)
Ron Chiniquy .... assistant property master (uncredited)
Robert Krume .... construction coordinator (uncredited)
Spencer Moore .... leadman (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Bud Alper .... sound
Robert Knudson .... sound (as Robert I. Knudson)
Gene Ashbrook .... boom operator (uncredited)
Vincent Garcia .... sound cable (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Ross A. Maehl .... gaffer (as Ross Maehl)
John Murray .... key grip
Jack Willoughby .... camera operator
Gene Kearney .... grip (uncredited)
Calvin Maehl .... best boy electric (uncredited)
Mason Sperry .... grip (uncredited)
Robert M. Stevens .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Orlando Suero .... still photographer (uncredited)
Timothy E. Wade .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Bill Young .... grip (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
John A. Anderson .... wardrobe
Joseph Magnin .... fashion show wardrobe
 
Editorial Department
David Ramirez .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Marvin Hamlisch .... conductor
Jack Sheldon .... musician: trumpet (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Howard A. Small .... transportation captain (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Pat Quinn .... fashion show consultant
Ray Quiroz .... script supervisor
Alan DeWitt .... dialogue coach (uncredited)
Frank Friedrichsen .... unit publicist (uncredited)
Barbara Gallagher .... secretary to producer and director (uncredited)
Bridget O'Brien .... secretary to production manager (uncredited)
Carl Skelton .... auditor (uncredited)
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Runtime:
100 min
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1.85 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Argentina:13 | Australia:M | Canada:18A (Ontario) | Finland:K-16 | Sweden:15 | UK:AA (original rating) | UK:15 (re-rating) (2005) | USA:R

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Trivia:
Jack Lemmon was in Europe filming Avanti! (1972) for director Billy Wilder when this film was edited and scored. A print was flown to show Lemmon and he invited Wilder to see it. Afterwards, Lemmon asked for Wilder's opinion. Wilder advised one change, cut out the scene in the film where Lemmon's character visits his mistress early in the story. Wilder felt it slowed down the momentum of the story. The scene was cut, the picture was released to box office success and Lemmon won a second Oscar.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: At 1:37:40, more of the red lining of Harry's coat is visible than it was previously.See more »
Quotes:
Harry Stoner:Everybody misses.
Margo:Not professionals.
Harry Stoner:Oh yeah, professionals too. Quarterbacks get knocked down, nurses get knocked up, somebody invented the Edsel. Everybody misses.
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Movie Connections:
Featured in Paramount Presents (1974) (TV)See more »
Soundtrack:
Air Mail SpecialSee more »

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12 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
Things are never as good as you remember them..., 5 August 2004
Author: jc1305us from Bernardsville, NJ

I saw this movie on cable when I was probably 18 or 20 years old, and from the first time watching it, I was enthralled. It really does engross you. I think the credit (and Im happy to say the Oscar) goes to Jack Lemmon, an actor who

really did have the everyman down to a science. The movie is an excellent

commentary on dreams coming apart, the loss of old friends, and realizing

youre time may have come and gone. Not exactly the most uplifting movie but it is raw and honest. Lemmon and his partner run Capri Casuals, a women's wear

line based in southern California in the early 70's. (incidentally the name comes from the island where most of Lemmons war time buddies were killed and

buried) When times get tough and Lemmon is lowering himself by becoming a

pimp to a big customer, he realizes his American dream might be over. In

consultation with his partner he decides to hire an arsonist to destroy his factory for the insurance. An intense, searing performance from Lemmon, makes Save

the Tiger a movie that should be watched for years to come.

Highly Recommended.

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