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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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Only a Handful of Pictures Have Truly Blazed New Paths. The Savage is Loose is One of Them. See more »

Genres:

Adventure | Drama

Certificate:

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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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Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

As a result of watching John David Carson's performance as a mentally handicapped young man in a television show in 1973, George C. Scott offered Carson the part in "The Savage is Loose". It is ironic because Carson had worked with Scott earlier that year and didn't think of him for the role. 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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Exploring Eternal Human Behavior
7 February 2001 | by wdavis283See all my reviews

This movie provides a family the basis for discussions regarding eternal human behavior usually impossible to begin with teenagers, male and female. While not a "remake" of Oedipus, teenagers will better understand the essence of their tensions from this experience.

You are warned to view this movie first as parents without the siblings. Then, if you are prepared to begin the transition of establishing an open relationship with your teenagers at an adult, not parental, level, view it together.


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