Jaguar

  • 1980
  • 1 HR 30 MIN
  • NR
  • Crime

A surprisingly good movie from the Philippines, this film noir stars Salvador as a poor man struggling to better his life by taking a job as a security guard in a swanky apartment house. Suddenly, Salvador, who supports his mother and two sisters, finds himself involved in a dangerous situation when he comes to the aid of one of the residents, who is being...read more

Where to Watch

Available to Stream

  • Watch on
Rating:

A surprisingly good movie from the Philippines, this film noir stars Salvador as a poor man struggling to better his life by taking a job as a security guard in a swanky apartment house. Suddenly, Salvador, who supports his mother and two sisters, finds himself involved in a dangerous

situation when he comes to the aid of one of the residents, who is being attacked by a sleazy nightclub owner and his "goons." The victim is so grateful that he offers Salvador a job as his bodyguard. However, Salvador's new benefactor, a publisher of pornographic magazines, is not much better

than the nightclub owner. Later, it's revealed that the conflict between these two men arose over a woman, and Salvador is given the task of baby-sitting her. The two are attracted to each other and Salvador, against his better judgment, makes love to her. Soon after, the gang war escalates and

there is a fight in which Salvador kills a man. The magazine publisher offers to save Salvador and his family if he will keep quiet. Angry at the publisher for luring him into a life of crime, Salvador flies into a violent rage that puts him in prison. With its main character trapped in an amoral

world, JAGUAR has a real noir sensibility. This is one of the few Filipino films to be shown at the Cannes Film Festival.

Watch This Now!

Your new favorite show is right here. Trust us.

Cast & Details See all »

  • Released: 1980
  • Rating: NR
  • Review: A surprisingly good movie from the Philippines, this film noir stars Salvador as a poor man struggling to better his life by taking a job as a security guard in a swanky apartment house. Suddenly, Salvador, who supports his mother and two sisters, finds hi… (more)

Show More »