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 overview, first billed only:
Péter Rudolf ...
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
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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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Gaben: Lali, are girls around here?
Lali: Why? What about Betti?
Gaben: That's over.
Lali: Why?
Gaben: She's angry with me... Her mother queered our pitch.
Lali: How?
Gaben: She opened the door on us.
Lali: Her mother?
Gaben: No. Betti.
Lali: What a beast you are! Why didn't you lock the door in? We used to lock it in with her.
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Followed by Üvegtigris 3. (2010) See more »

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Rossz pénz
Written by László Dés
Performed by Gábor Majsai
Courtesy of BMC Records
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A truly great Hungarian movie
7 January 2006 | by (Hungary) – See all my reviews

The Hero in Hungary does not arrive driving a super-car like a red Ferrari: he rides a Babetta, a Czechoslovakian funny motorcycle. But he is really riding in style. I really liked this movie and this was (as you may suspect) not because it had great technical solutions or unusual movie experiments in it. It was excellent because you do believe what the characters say or think, from the first take till the very last one Üvegtigris makes you aware of the ironic Hungarian world we are surrounded with. And even though it represents 'the great Hungarian reality' it never fails to be funny and make you think. In one word: this movie is a must see and I hope it will be known by vast audiences abroad soon.


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