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Üvegtigris (2001)

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 Péter Rudolf ... Lali
Gábor Reviczky Gábor Reviczky ... Gaben
Imre Csuja Imre Csuja ... Csoki
Sándor Gáspár Sándor Gáspár ... Róka
József Szarvas József Szarvas ... Cingár
Lajos Ottó Horváth Lajos Ottó Horváth ... Sanyi
Enikö Börcsök Enikö Börcsök ... Woman
Roland Selmeczi Roland Selmeczi ... Bajusz, Policeman
Árpád Besenczi Árpád Besenczi ... Policeman #2
Ákos Köszegi Ákos Köszegi ... Policeman #3
Iván Dengyel Iván Dengyel ... Policeman #4
Péter Kálloy Molnár ... The particular customer
Karina Kecskés Karina Kecskés ... Betti
Juli Básti Juli Básti ... Betti's mother
Tibor Szilágyi 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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Official Sites:

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Country:

Hungary

Language:

Hungarian

Release Date:

18 October 2001 (Hungary) See more »

Also Known As:

Glass Tiger See more »

Filming Locations:

Tinnye, Hungary

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1.85 : 1
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Quotes

Gaben: Look. I really can make bargain.
[grabbing his T-shirt]
Gaben: For how much do you think I got it? For 800. How much do you think it is in a shop? 4,600.
[pointing at his shoes]
Gaben: How much do you think it was? 3,000. How much do you think it is in a shop? 15,000.
[snaps his his glasses]
Gaben: Here are these sunglasses. I bought these for 2,500...
Lali: ... How much in a shop?
Gaben: 300. Well, bang with these I've been mucked up.
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References Dallas (1978) See more »

Soundtracks

Rossz pénz
Written by László Dés
Performed by Gábor Majsai
Courtesy of BMC Records
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Funny movie with good actors
16 April 2004 | by MortinSee all my reviews

Funny movie about some guys whose hang around a caravan canteen named Üvegtigris and live their life with many comic situations as it can happen with anybody here.

Why I really like this movie that there's a strong (of course excessive)satirical aspect in it to show some typical characters from the real life and their comics.

I agree with Grin, this is a new hope for the Hungarian film. Also I mean it doesn't contain a heavy-hearted or dramatic line what is there in many other Hungarian films in the last decades.

Probably we shall learn again how to make light movies only for the entertainment.


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