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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 ...
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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police officer: Why Glass Tiger?
Lali: What should it be? Wooden Puma?
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Followed by GlassTiger 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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Refreshing humour
27 October 2003 | by (Törökbálint, Hungary) – See all my reviews

I don't know whether this movie runs in non-Hungarian countries, but it's probably the kind of movie which is best when you know the country, or at least the "eastern-european life". The center of the movie is a food shop in a caravan in the middle of nowhere, somewhere in Hungary, and the locals who live their life, do their business there or just hang around to spend the days, and where every day is just the same... but different. Everybody is real and fighting for survival... and they're unreal as much as the world is. (I've just seen "Clerks" and the movie reminded me of "that day" there, when "everything just happens".) This is one of the best Hungarian movies nowadays (doesn't contain politics and doesn't revolve around sex, truly an exception). Watch it.


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