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Tiger Warsaw (1988)

Chuck brought sorrow to his family when he shot his father who is now a semi-invalid. After 15 years of self destruction, he returns home to seek forgiveness

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Chuck 'Tiger' Warsaw
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Frances Warsaw
Lee Richardson ...
Michael Warsaw
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Paula Warsaw
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Karen
Bobby Di Cicco ...
Tony (as Bobby DiCicco)
Jenny Chrisinger ...
Val
James Patrick Gillis ...
Roger
Michelle Glaven ...
Emily
Kevin Bayer ...
Robin
Beeson Carroll ...
Uncle Gene
Sally-Jane Heit ...
Aunt Barbara
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Aunt Thelma
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Lt. Fontana (as Thomas Mills Wood)
Cynthia Lammel ...
Paula's Secretary
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Chuck brought sorrow to his family when he shot his father who is now a semi-invalid. After 15 years of self destruction, he returns home to seek forgiveness

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Years ago he shattered his life. Now he's back to pick up the pieces.

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12 May 1988 (West Germany)  »

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The Tiger  »

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$422,667 (USA)
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The filmed was filmed 1987 and released in 1988. See more »

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The scene where Tiger has a breakdown while stopped at the railroad crossing was filmed on Pitt Street in Sharon, PA. Pitt Street is a one way street and the cars are all going the wrong way on the street. See more »

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Featured in Siskel & Ebert: The Worst Films of 1988 (1989) See more »

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House of the Rising Sun
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Produced by Jonathan Stuart and Frank Annunziata
Performed by Faz
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the only sin is forbidding someone to love you
14 August 2011 | by (Nova Scotia, Canada) – See all my reviews

It's hard to honestly express the virtues of a film that is generally regarded as sub-par without going too far in the other direction. It's not that "Tiger Warsaw" is a complete success, indeed, there are many things that just don't quite work. Patrick Swayze, though his top billing is certainly the only reason this film has reached its relatively small audience, never quite fills out his character believably. That, and the somewhat low key feeling of the overall production, serves to play against the very same things that most potential viewers are looking for.

But there are very many good points. This is an exceptionally beautiful film to look at. Robert Draper's cinematography is cold, aching, with a powerful understanding of light. These scenes feel like real life of the kind we all know, not some imitation or expression of style. The director, Amin Q. Chaudhri (who made the similarly quiet drama "An Unremarkable Life" the following year), pulls back from his actors in the best possible way, observing their simple actions rather than trying to be over-dramatic. The story is well-realized in execution, but not entirely well-written. Roy London has a certain understanding of dialogue and character that is evident, but his plotting leaves something to be desired. There are avenues taken that seem unlikely, and others left untouched that could have been effectively explored.

But this is a real film. There's no over-acting, no showing off. There's a lot of humanity, and some heartbreaking performances. Piper Laurie is incredibly human, fully alive in her role. She might be remembered for more extreme roles like in "Carrie", but it's films like "Rising Son" and this production that show her depth.

I recommend this for its visual beauty, and its quiet understanding.


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