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The Savage is Loose

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The Savage is Loose (1974)

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No woman is an island... forever.

Only a Handful of Pictures Have Truly Blazed New Paths. The Savage is Loose is One of Them.

The film was released late in 1974, but failed to find an audience. Director Scott felt the adult themes led to the film getting a "R" rating, leading the viewers to abandon the film upon its release. He later said the "R" rating killed the possible success the film may have had and that a rating census like the one for Sweet Sweetback's Badass Song could have been pursued.

George C. Scott produced, directed and distributed this offbeat drama. Near the turn of the century, John (Scott), his wife Maidi (Trish VanDevere) and their young son David (Lee Montgomery) are shipwrecked on a remote island. Resigned to the fact they may never be rescued, John teaches David how to survive on his own, and instills in him a macho philosophy that the strong will always defeat the weak. As the years pass, David (now played by John Carson) grows to adulthood, and he begins formulating his own interpretation of his father's teachings -- as the stronger man, he is now ruler of the island, and that the island's only woman should rightfully be his. The Savage Is Loose was the second and last theatrical feature George C. Scott would direct, though he would later helm a made-for-TV movie about the life of baseball great Satchel Paige.

Release Date: November 15, 1974

Distrib: Campbell Devon Films


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