Save the Tiger
First screened in August 1999 / Most recently screened in July 2014
Director: John G. Avildsen. Cast: Jack Lemmon, Jack Gilford, Laurie Heineman, Patricia Smith, Norman Burton, Thayer David, Lara Parker, Harvey Jason, William Hansen, Ned Glass, Janina, Pearl Shear. Screenplay: Steve Shagan.

Twitter Capsule: As ever, script is Lemmon's chew-toy. Welcome focus on working stiffs, though script and actors are often immodest.

VOR:   I'm of two minds. On one hand, similar stories get staged on Broadway three times a season, often quickly forgotten. On the other, the very rarity of such stories on screen makes this notable.

Photo © 1973 Paramount Pictures

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: C

Academy Award Nominations and Winners:
Best Actor: Jack Lemmon
Best Supporting Actor: Jack Gilford
Best Original Screenplay: Steve Shagan

Golden Globe Nominations:
Best Picture (Drama)
Best Actor (Drama): Jack Lemmon
Best Supporting Actor: Jack Gilford

Other Awards:
Writers Guild of America: Best Original Screenplay (Drama)

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