The Tiger Makes Out

  • 1967
  • Movie
  • NR
  • Comedy

Wacky but overlong adaptation of Murray Schisgal's one-act play "The Tiger," starring Wallach as a frustrated New York mailman who decides to strike out against the injustice in society. He goes on a rampage, terrorizing his eccentric husband-and-wife landlords (who have been bilking him) and the city housing authority, and finally kidnaping a suburban...read more

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Wacky but overlong adaptation of Murray Schisgal's one-act play "The Tiger," starring Wallach as a frustrated New York mailman who decides to strike out against the injustice in society. He goes on a rampage, terrorizing his eccentric husband-and-wife landlords (who have been bilking him)

and the city housing authority, and finally kidnaping a suburban housewife, Jackson. He holes up in the apartment that the landlord pair gives him to atone for their cheating him. Wallach gets a surprise when he learns that Jackson feels the same way he does about life, and the two strike up a

close friendship. He releases Jackson but follows her to her home because he wants to be near her. Wallach climbs into her bedroom window but is routed by her wife-baiting husband, who gives chase. The tired Wallach returns to his apartment building where his landlords greet him and invite him in

to eat fried chicken and watch television. Wallach figures that this is as good a solution to life's problems as any, so he joins them. A fitfully amusing comedy, this movie is also notable as one of Dustin Hoffman's first film performances--he plays a beatnik lover.

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