Save the Tiger
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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. 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 keeping-up-appearances lifestyle has forced him into bankruptcy. The script, by producer Steve Shagan, does nothing to endear us to Stoner: he flagrantly cheats on his wife, arranges business deals by servicing his clients with prostitutes, and finally… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 91%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"A jolting drama, fueled by two stunning performances."
‑ Phil Hall, Film Snobbery
"Lemmon turns in showy, theatrical work that's appropriate to the not-terribly subtle film around him, but the whole enterprise is one that's best avoided..."
‑ Peter Canavese, Groucho Reviews
"Jack Lemmon won the 1973 Best Actor Oscar in John Avildsen's Arthur Miller-like sentimental melodrama, in which he plays a bitter down-on-his-luck L.A. businessman who feels cheated by the American Dream."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"A compelling drama about morality under fire in the life of a middle-aged business man"
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
"A great film of uncommon truth."
‑ Chuck O'Leary, FulvueDrive-in.com
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