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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
Trish Van Devere ... Maida
John David Carson ... David
Lee Montgomery ... Young David (as Lee H. Montgomery)
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Storyline

In 1902, John, his wife Maida (his real-life wife) and their infant son David are the only survivors of a ship that crashes into the rocky beach of an uncharted island during a violent storm. By 1912, David, now a seemingly happy 12-year-old boy, begins to enter puberty. By the time he is 17, he is consumed by lust for his mother, which drives a wedge between him and his father to the point where they hunt each other down for the affections of the only woman on the island. Written by Wiki

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No matter how many films you see none will match the emotional IMPACT of The Savage is Loose See more »

Genres:

Adventure | Drama

Certificate:

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In an almost unprecedented move George C Scott released this film in a unique way. He would sell the theatre a print and then split advertising costs with the theatre. The theatre would then keep all and any money they made when they showed the film. Scott was a major movie star at the time and this was a major effort to buck the whole system of how films were, and are to this day, distributed. Unfortunately the film did not find an audience but remains a daring attempt to change the way filmmaker and distribution work together. 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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Country:

Mexico | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 October 1974 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El salvaje anda suelto See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$105,000
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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