Bubber Drumm is a Houston high school student. Rose Butts is an alcoholic, more than twice his age, and the mother of his girlfriend, Shirley. Bubber and Rose begin an affair after Bubber fixes Shirley up with his pal, Ransom McKnight.
Bubber and Rose carry on their affair under the nose of her daughter until everything comes out in the open at a drive-in movie theater. To get even with Bubber and Rose for “behaving badly”, Shirley pricks a hole in Rose’s diaphragm. Shirley goes on to live with her father and Bubber moves in with Rose along with his pet tiger. The diaphragm incident results in Rose getting pregnant with Bubber’s baby. The couple must decide whether to keep the baby and continue their May/December romance or part ways.
A Tiger’s Tale is a 1987 American comedy-drama film starring Ann-Margret, C. Thomas Howell, Charles Durning, Kelly Preston, Ann Wedgeworth, William Zabka, Tim Thomerson, Angel Tompkins, James Noble, written and directed by Peter Douglas, based on the novel Love and Other Natural Disasters by Allen Hannay.
A Tiger’s Tale (1988)
Directed by: Peter Douglas
Starring: Ann-Margret, C. Thomas Howell, Charles Durning, Kelly Preston, Ann Wedgeworth, William Zabka, Tim Thomerson, Angel Tompkins, James Noble
Screenplay by: Peter Douglas
Cinematography by: Tony Pierce-Roberts
Film Editing by: David Campling
Set Decoration by: Don L. Davis
Music by: Lee Holdridge
Distributed by: Atlantic Releasing
Release Date: February 12, 1988