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The Savage Is Loose (1974)

A husband, wife and their son are stranded on a remote island with no way off; as the son grows older, sexual tensions emerge.

Director:

George C. Scott

Writers:

Max Ehrlich, Frank De Felitta (as Frank DeFelitta)
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Cast

Cast overview:
George C. Scott ... John / Husband
Trish Van Devere ... Maida / Wife
John David Carson ... David / Son
Lee Montgomery ... Young David (as Lee H. Montgomery)
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A husband, wife and their son are stranded on a remote island with no way off; as the son grows older, sexual tensions emerge.

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No woman is an island... forever. See more »

Genres:

Adventure | Drama

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Country:

Mexico | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 November 1974 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

I apomonosi See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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George C. Scott was shocked when the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) gave the film an R rating (due to the themes of incest), and subsequently made an effort to appeal the rating in order to get a PG, to no avail. When the film flopped at the box office, Scott blamed it on the R-rating. (Though the scathing reviews might have had more to do with it.) See more »

Quotes

Young David: Mother?
Maida: Yes?
Young David: Can we get married when I grow up?
Maida: Oh, David, you are such a funny child!
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I saw this movie in 1974
6 May 2005 | by texasblondie45See all my reviews

when it came out. I was 20 years old (I am now 51 years old). I've never forgotten this movie in all these years. Now looking back, this was a subject matter that took a lot of guts to touch on way back then. Heck, incest would be a touchy subject matter even now! I saw it with my 2 sisters and I remember walking out of the movie 31 years ago just dumbstruck. Wow, what a story! I've never seen it in video stores and have never heard anything about it nor have I ever met anyone else that saw it back then when I did. (What did we do before the Internet?) If you ever get the chance to see it, do. I wouldn't watch it with any children under the age of 18. It's pretty graphic from what I can remember. And the ending, well, you just have to see it.


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