Save the Tiger


Save the Tiger Review

Jack Lemmon won the Best Actor Oscar for his harrowing portrayal of Harry Stoner, who at first seems your average self-loathing businessman, but soon enough proves to have a batallion of skeletons in his closet. Harry's clothing business, it seems, isn't doing so well -- and in fact, he's so deep in debt he's ready to burn down the factory for the insurance money. Meanwhile, as the film plays out over a little over a day in Harry's life, he nearly breaks down on stage as WWII flashbacks nearly put a quick end to his latest line of fashions, a hooker just about kills one of his business associates, and Harry's world nearly falls apart. Lemmon is undoubtedly the centerpiece here, keeping up with an overdone story and ultimately redeeming the film admirably.
Save the Tiger

Facts and Figures

Run time: 100 mins

In Theaters: Saturday 21st July 1973

Production compaines: Filmways Pictures, Cirandinha Productions, Jalem Productions

Reviews 4 / 5

Rotten Tomatoes: 91%
Fresh: 10 Rotten: 1

IMDB: 7.0 / 10

Cast & Crew

Director: John G. Avildsen

Starring: as Harry Stoner, as Phil Greene, as Myra, as Fred Mirrell, as Janet Stoner, as Charlie Robbins, William Hansen as Meyer, Harvey Jason as Rico, Liv Lindeland as Ula (as Liv Von Linden), Lara Parker as Margo, Eloise Hardt as Jackie, as Dusty, as Sid Fivush, Pearl Shear as Cashier, Biff Elliot as Tiger Petitioner (as Biff Elliott), Benedict Freedman as Taxi Driver, Madeline Lee as Receptionist