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The Tiger Makes Out (1967)

Approved | | Comedy | 16 March 1970 (Denmark)
A mailman looks for a woman to kidnap as a personal act of insurrection.

Director:

Arthur Hiller

Writers:

Murray Schisgal (play), Murray Schisgal (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Eli Wallach ... Ben Harris
Anne Jackson ... Gloria Fiske
Bob Dishy ... Jerry
John Harkins ... Leo
Ruth White ... Mrs. Kelly
Roland Wood Roland Wood ... Mr. Kelly
Rae Allen ... Beverly
Sudie Bond ... Miss Lane
David Burns ... Mr. Ratner
Jack Fletcher ... Pawnbroker
Bibi Osterwald ... Mrs. Ratner
Charles Nelson Reilly ... Registrar
Frances Sternhagen ... Lady On Bus
Elizabeth Wilson ... Receptionist
Kim August Kim August ... Toni the Songbird
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Storyline

Ben Harris, an embittered, middle-aged New York City postal worker living in a Greenwich Village basement, becomes obsessed with the idea of kidnapping and enslaving the first beautiful young woman he can get his hands on. When he tries to carry out his plan, he doesn't count on suburban homemaker Gloria getting in the way. Written by Eugene Kim <genekim@concentric.net>

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It's all about a Greenwich Village cat on the make ... ... who ends up with Gloria, the housewife, by mistake!

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 March 1970 (Denmark) See more »

Also Known As:

The Tiger Makes Out with a Girl from Suburbia He Meets on the Way See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Dustin Hoffman was paid two hundred dollars for one day's work on this, his first feature film. See more »

Quotes

Ben Harris: [Thinking to himself] Up at seven, brush your teeth, wash your face, out of the house, into the subway, off to work... Imbeciles. Sheep! Baa, baa, baa, baa, baa, baa, baa sheep!
[Peter comes up behind him and grabs him around the shoulder]
Pete Copolla: Hi.
Ben Harris: Hi.
Pete Copolla: How you doin'?
Ben Harris: So-so. You?
Pete Copolla: OK, OK. So, how's the little lady?
Ben Harris: What little lady?
Pete Copolla: Your wife.
Ben Harris: No wife. I don't have a wife.
[...]
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Featured in Film Review: International Films (1968) See more »

Soundtracks

The Tiger Makes Out
Music by Shorty Rogers (as Milton "Shorty" Rogers)
Lyrics by Diane Hildebrand
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Please Please Please - somebody put this out on DVD
14 December 2007 | by robertpackerSee all my reviews

I saw this movie on late night TV out of Buffalo about 30 years ago and I'm dying to see it again one more time before I... well.. you know. The interaction between the main characters after the Tiger (Eli Wallach) "captures" his prey (Anne Jackson) in a botched kidnapping attempt is absolutely hilarious. Charles Nelson Reilly's portrayal of a neurotic university dean(?) or department head is priceless. How many films can you name which are able to illuminate humanity's struggle for meaning and fulfillment by making you laugh from beginning to end? This film reminds us that we are all in that same struggle regardless of class, race, sex or religion. And who can forget the scene of the suburban homeowner on his hands and knees attacking those few tiny weeds that have dared to appear overnight on his perfectly manicure lawn!


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