The Savage Is Loose (1974)

R  |   |  Adventure, Drama  |  15 November 1974 (USA)
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A husband, wife and their son are stranded on a remote island with no way off; as the son grows older, sexual tensions emerge.



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A husband, wife and their son are stranded on a remote island with no way off; as the son grows older, sexual tensions emerge.

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In an almost unprecedented move George C Scott released this film in a unique way. He would sell the theatre a print and then split advertising costs with the theatre. The theatre would then keep all and any money they made when they showed the film. Scott was a major movie star at the time and this was a major effort to buck the whole system of how films were, and are to this day, distributed. Unfortunately the film did not find an audience but remains a daring attempt to change the way filmmaker and distribution work together. See more »


Young David: Mother?
Maida: Yes?
Young David: Can we get married when I grow up?
Maida: Oh, David, you are such a funny child!
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I saw this movie in 1974
6 May 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

when it came out. I was 20 years old (I am now 51 years old). I've never forgotten this movie in all these years. Now looking back, this was a subject matter that took a lot of guts to touch on way back then. Heck, incest would be a touchy subject matter even now! I saw it with my 2 sisters and I remember walking out of the movie 31 years ago just dumbstruck. Wow, what a story! I've never seen it in video stores and have never heard anything about it nor have I ever met anyone else that saw it back then when I did. (What did we do before the Internet?) If you ever get the chance to see it, do. I wouldn't watch it with any children under the age of 18. It's pretty graphic from what I can remember. And the ending, well, you just have to see it.

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