The film nearly wasnt made and took three years to get its financing. Until one day the cruel bullet shot by the hunter robs. Find movie and film award information for save the tiger 1973 john g. Cast and crew credits for save the tiger, 1973, directed by john g. Avildsens save the tiger 1973, fashion manufacturer harry stoner oscar winner jack lemmon is a man filled with regrets. Nov 22, 2015 set in the deep jungle, two playful tiger cubs are enjoying themselves. Save the tiger john avildsen, jack lemmon, jack gilford. It stars jack lemmon, jack gilford, laurie heineman, william hansen, thayer david, lara parker and liv lindeland. He competed six more times for best actor throughout his career. Lemmon plays harry stoner, a man caught in violent collision with his past and present life. Jul, 2016 save the tiger wasnt a commercial success with mainstream moviegoers, but was highly regarded by critics and general audiences. Released by lala land records in 2016 lllcd 83 containing music from ordinary people 1980, save the tiger 1973. Jack lemmon holds the movie together by the sheer force of his performance as.
Star jack lemmon was so eager to see save the tiger make it to the big screen that he waived his salary rather than have the film exceed its tiny budget. Their mother enters and the three are shown to be living peacefully. Jack lemmon, who was determined to have the film made, opted out of his usual salary and worked for scale minimum wage established by the. Many movie posters for the film featured a long blurb that read. Save the tiger 1973 when his dress manufacturing business fails, a middleaged businessman faces a choice declare bankruptcy and lose everything or. Save the tiger 1973 stream and watch online moviefone.
Watch save the tiger trailers and video, including teasers, extended looks, exclusive clips, footage, sneak peeks, interviews, and more on moviefone. That said, this dvd is still worthy of rental and we welcome save the tiger to dvd and hope the restoration of these pivotal films continues in the future. First it was joe, then this film, then his triumph with rocky. There is fantasy, failure, and searing struggles for success. Save the tiger is essentially a virtuoso piece of movie acting.
Jun 30, 2015 the government has a word for survival. New york times subscribers enjoy full access to timesmachineview over 150 years of. Avildsen, released in the usa on february 14 of 1973. Avildsen on allmovie although jack lemmon had played serious roles. Memorable quotes and exchanges from movies, tv series and more. Italy july 1974 taormina film festival denmark 23 august 1974. But that doesnt bother me, because with apologies to shagan the movie s survey of contemporary issues isnt central to what makes it enjoyable. Find movie and film cast and crew information for save the tiger 1973 john g. Jack lemmon in save the tiger 1973 jack lemmon and jack gilford in save the tiger 1973 jack lemmon in save the tiger 1973. Avildsens save the tiger 1973 was probably the first major american film to drop the word cholesterol into its dire diagnosis of a galloping national malaise. Save the tiger original trailer turner classic movies. The screenplay was adapted by steve shagan from his novel of the same title.
Jack lemmon holds the movie together by the sheer force of his performance as harry. This film also came out in 1973, as watergate, vietnam, and the nonsuccess of the great society all seemed to evidence a certain national decline. Clothing manufacturer harry stoner jack lemmon mourns the. But that doesnt bother me, because with apologies to shagan the movies survey of contemporary issues isnt central to what makes it enjoyable. Released 1973, save the tiger stars jack lemmon, jack gilford, laurie heineman, norman burton the r movie has a runtime of about 1 hr 40 min, and received a. Today, i checked it out special ordered it, actually from my local library. Save the tiger 1973 cast and crew clothing manufacturer harry stoner jack lemmon mourns the loss of his youthful idealism even as he seals his fate by arranging to have an. Save the tiger 1973 jack lemmon won his second academy award, his first for best actor, playing the role of harry stoner in the 1973 film, save the tiger. Save the tiger is one of those rare movies buoyed by the leading mans presence in every scene. Avildsen of rocky and the karate kid fame directed this character piece, starring jack lemmon as a clothing manufacturer dealing with a myriad of problems over the course of a couple. Save the tiger is a 1973 film about moral conflict in contemporary america. Jack lemmon and jack gilford are starring, alongside laurie heineman, norman burton, patricia smith and thayer david. Very few people have been able to mix together nervous desperation and cutting cynicism as lemmon and he puts both of those skills to their full use here.
Save the tiger 1973 cast and crew credits, including actors, actresses, directors, writers and more. The first was save the tiger 1973, the second was w. None of the movies were successes at the boxoffice. Save the tiger 1973 full movie 123movies free watch online with english subtitles,stream free save the tiger full movie online on marvel biggest. Ordinary people save the tiger soundtrack 1973, 1980. Overview of save the tiger, 1973, directed by john g. Save the tiger is a 1973 drama film about moral conflict in contemporary america directed by john g. Avildsens next project, the drama save the tiger 1973, failed to connect with moviegoers, but jack lemmon won an academy award for his performance as a businessman wallowing in a midlife crisis. He employs something like 40 people, he contributes to the economy. Save the tigerwhich has just been released on a frustratingly nofrills dvd, sans even the requisite traileris an extraordinarily dense film, not just in terms of the sheer volume and speed of its excessively wordy dialogue, but also in the sheer preponderance of ideas being shoved down the audiences throat.
Save the tiger best animated short film must watch youtube. Lemmon plays a nostalgic american businessman, an owner of an apparel company, who finds comfort in his past while in his present life, the world around him seems to be falling apart. A second oscar for best actor followed for save the tiger 1973, making him the first person to pull off victories in both categories. Save the tiger official trailer director john avildsen has a knack for using small budgets to make big movies. The film goes into overdrive stuffing too much into a plot which is basically a memory piece of a man trying to evaluate his life.
Where does jack lemmon fit into the pantheon of great film actors. See the full list of save the tiger cast and crew including actors, directors, producers and more. Harry stoner number of times seen 2 sometime in 1999 and 25 jun 2015 brief synopsis a businessman on the brink of losing his business tries to reassess his whole life both professionally and personally. Avildsen, with jack lemmon, jack gilford, laurie heineman, at turner classic movies. Avildsen, and starring jack lemmon, jack gilford, laurie heineman, thayer david, lara parker, and liv lindeland. Find release information for save the tiger 1973 john g.
Review and analysis of save the tiger, a 1973 film written by steve shagan, directed by john g. Two days in the life of a businessman who is going through a menopausal nervous breakdown. Lemmon won the 1973 academy award for best actor for his role as harry stoner, an executive in the garment industry who struggles with the complexity of modern life versus the simplicity of his youth. With a film as interesting and as well recognized as save the tiger, we should demand more from distribution companies such as paramount.
Save the tiger is a 1973 american drama film about moral conflict in contemporary america directed by john g. Save the tiger has been ranked 3558 times, wins 51. Save the tiger 1973 clothing manufacturer harry stoner jack lemmon mourns the loss of his youthful idealism even as he seals his fate by arranging to have an arsonist thayer david torch his. A disillusioned aging decent man and once proud wwii veteran is dealing with midlife crisis as well as a tough moral dilemma. Save the tiger 1973 among its many distinctions, john g. Save the tiger dvd, 2005, widescreen collection for sale. Harry stoner is a man who, according to his own lights, is a good citizen.
Save the tiger 1973 r 0214 1973 us drama 1h 40m user score. Save the tiger, written by steve shagan and directed by john g. Save the tiger 1973 rotten tomatoes movie trailers. Shagan was a writer on each except the second film, shagan was a producer on all three as avildsen was a director. Save the tiger is one of those rare movies buoyed by the leading mans. Apr 19, 2016 ordinary people save the tiger soundtrack from 1973, 1980, composed by marvin hamlisch. If he wants his small nearbankrupt clothing company to survive, he has two days to let go of his shaken morals. Released 1973, save the tiger stars jack lemmon, jack gilford, laurie heineman, norman burton the r movie has a runtime of about 1 hr 40 min, and received a score of out of 100 on metacritic. Lemmon portrays the great american tragedy as upwardly mobile garment manufacturer harry stoner, whose underhanded business tactics are beginning to catch up with him, and whose keepingupappearances lifestyle has forced him into bankruptcy.409 951 311 444 366 275 1009 679 30 494 893 1133 961 896 255 1169 638 411 232 1060 856 1362 1356 1264 1491 376 1333 871 966 93 89 492