Director John Avildsen has a knack for using small budgets to make "big" movies. First it was JOE, then this film, then his triumph with ROCKY.
The action of SAVE THE TIGER takes place in about a day and a half in the life of a man who is trapped by his own indulgences. Businesss is rotten, and Lemmon, the managing partner of Capri Casuals, a Los Angeles garment manufacturing company, finds himself daydreaming about his youth. After a
nightmare-filled night, he rises in his sumptuous Beverly Hills home; says goodbye to his wife, Smith, who is on her way to a relative's funeral; and gets into his Lincoln for the long drive downtown. On the street, he picks up Hei...