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Tiger Warsaw (1988)

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Chuck brought sorrow to his family when he shot his father, who is now a semi-invalid. After fifteen years of self destruction, he returns home to seek forgiveness

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Chuck 'Tiger' Warsaw
... Frances Warsaw
... Michael Warsaw
... Paula Warsaw
... Karen
... Tony (as Bobby DiCicco)
Jenny Chrisinger ... Val
James Patrick Gillis ... Roger
Michelle Glaven ... Emily
Kevin Bayer ... Robin
Beeson Carroll ... Uncle Gene
Sally-Jane Heit ... Aunt Barbara
... Aunt Thelma
... Lt. Fontana (as Thomas Mills Wood)
Cynthia Lammel ... Paula's Secretary
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Chuck brought sorrow to his family when he shot his father, who is now a semi-invalid. After fifteen years of self destruction, he returns home to seek forgiveness

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Years ago he shattered his life. Now he's back to pick up the pieces.

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12 May 1988 (West Germany)  »

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The Tiger  »

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$422,667
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Trivia

The restaurant that looks like it has a front of train painted on building is actually a real train engine in front of the restaurant. See more »

Goofs

The scene where Tiger has a breakdown while stopped at the railroad crossing was filmed on Pitt Street in Sharon, PA. Pitt Street is a one way street and the cars are all going the wrong way on the street. See more »

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Featured in Siskel & Ebert: The Worst Films of 1988 (1989) See more »

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Dirty Water
Written by Ed Cobb
Published by Equinox Music
Performed by The Standells
Master Recording Courtesy of AVI Record Productions, Inc.
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culturally incompatible
6 January 2008 | by See all my reviews

Director Chaudhri's foreign birth comes through loud and clear in this mess of a movie. Swayze's Tiger Warsaw has supposedly done something so terrible it has turned his entire family against him, but it's never made clear exactly what this horrible deed was. Peeping Tom, maybe? When he meets up with an old hometown buddy their reaction to each other can only be described as homosexual, but nothing further in that direction develops. There is also another odd and brief scene in a bar where he is accosted by another old classmate who is now a cross-dresser. I can only assume this kind of stuff has some meaning in India or Pakistan, but it makes no sense in an American movie. Which is obviously what the studio thought since they premiered it outside of the USA. The only good things about the movie are the cool motorcycle jacket Swayze wears throughout, and the bitchin' '68 black Road Runner he drives.


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