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Glass Tiger (2001)
"Üvegtigris" (original title)

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This film tells the story of a few uneventful days in the life of six pals. Lali, a great fan of America, owns a sandwich stand on the side of the road, called The Glass Tiger. Gaben ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Péter Rudolf ...
Lali
Gábor Reviczky ...
Gaben
Imre Csuja ...
Csoki
Sándor Gáspár ...
Róka
József Szarvas ...
Cingár
Lajos Ottó Horváth ...
Sanyi
Enikö Börcsök ...
Woman
Roland Selmeczi ...
Bajusz, Policeman
Árpád Besenczi ...
Policeman #2
Ákos Köszegi ...
Policeman #3
Iván Dengyel ...
Policeman #4
Péter Kálloy Molnár ...
The particular customer
Karina Kecskés ...
Betti
Juli Básti ...
Betti's mother
Tibor Szilágyi ...
Oszi
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This film tells the story of a few uneventful days in the life of six pals. Lali, a great fan of America, owns a sandwich stand on the side of the road, called The Glass Tiger. Gaben pinches cars; Fox is a petty swindler; Sanyi a half-wit homeless; Coco can't shut up about getting some dough and going to America; Slimmy keeps playing the saxophone, despite the others' frayed nerves. Gaben talks Lali into buying an old Chevrolet Impala, the real American dream. After the long escapade of getting the car, Lali doesn't even get the chance to try the Chevvy out, because a truck completely demolishes it. Fox in the meantime is looking excitedly for the "Wreck", what he has been trying to sell for big money. But Lali has sold what he thought to be scrap, not good for anything. Fox is threatened by some tough guys to bring it back or pay up. He has to get money at all costs. Coco can think of only one solution. They have to rob the nearby bank. They all get into a car, but the big heist does... Written by Gábbbor <gabbbor@freemail.hu>

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Quotes

Gaben: Look. I really can make bargain.
[grabbing his T-shirt]
Gaben: For how much do you think I got it? For 800. How much do you think it is in a shop? 4,600.
[pointing at his shoes]
Gaben: How much do you think it was? 3,000. How much do you think it is in a shop? 15,000.
[snaps his his glasses]
Gaben: Here are these sunglasses. I bought these for 2,500...
Lali: ... How much in a shop?
Gaben: 300. Well, bang with these I've been mucked up.
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References Easy Rider (1969) See more »

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Rossz pénz
Written by László Dés
Performed by Gábor Majsai
Courtesy of BMC Records
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Not a big deal
9 January 2006 | by (Hungary) – See all my reviews

As I am from Hungary I have heard many people saying better and better things about Üvegtigris so far, but actually I don't understand the reason of all the fuss.

I liked many points of the movie, some of the quotes really cheered me up, but the stereotyped characters are present again, like in every Hungarian film, and the story is also pretty dull. I liked the first half, but then I started to get bored, and then I found the whole film just BORING.

Rudolf Péter is good as always, Reviczky is brilliant also, but the others are just there... doing nothing.

How many years still have to pass for a GOOD Hungarian film???


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