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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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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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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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Funny movie with good actors
16 April 2004 | by (Hungary) – See all my reviews

Funny movie about some guys whose hang around a caravan canteen named Üvegtigris and live their life with many comic situations as it can happen with anybody here.

Why I really like this movie that there's a strong (of course excessive)satirical aspect in it to show some typical characters from the real life and their comics.

I agree with Grin, this is a new hope for the Hungarian film. Also I mean it doesn't contain a heavy-hearted or dramatic line what is there in many other Hungarian films in the last decades.

Probably we shall learn again how to make light movies only for the entertainment.


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