DVD 109 mins IMDB 6.0 (7,302 votes)
R
The Tailor of Panama
Sony Pictures Entertainment (2001)
In Collection
#105

My Rating:
5

Seen It:
Yes
(2003 )
Comedy, Drama, Thriller
USA  /  English

Pierce Brosnan Andrew 'Andy' Osnard
Geoffrey Rush Harold 'Harry' Pendel
Jamie Lee Curtis Louisa Pendel
Leonor Varela Marta
Brendan Gleeson Michelangelo 'Mickie' Abraxas
Harold Pinter Uncle Benny
Catherine McCormack Francesca Deane
Daniel Radcliffe Mark Pendel
Lola Boorman Sarah Pendel
David Hayman Luxmore
Mark Margolis Rafi Domingo
Martin Ferrero Teddy
John Fortune Maltby
Martin Savage Stormont
Edgardo Molino Juan-David

Director John Boorman
Producer John Boorman; Charley Boorman
Writer John Le Carré; Andrew Davies; John Boorman; Andrew Davis
Cinematography Philippe Rousselot
Musician Shaun Davey; Ventura Dríguez; Jorge Manuel; Tony Muñoz; Dino Nugent; Jorge Reyes
User Credit 1 Ron Davis
User Credit 2 Maeve Paterson

Set amidst the controversy of the handover of the Panama Canal from Panama to America in late 1999, this espionage thriller follows seductive British spy Andrew Osnard (Pierce Brosnan), who has found himself recently banished to Panama. When Osnard stumbles into a tailor shop, he meets Harry Pendel (Geoffrey Rush), a garrulous sort with an unmatched penchant for "fluence" — that is, fabricating wild tales with real-life details. Osnard threatens to expose his shady past, until Pendel agrees to provide him with information about the political situation in Panama. Pendel's wife Louisa (Jamie Lee Curtis) tries to remain unscathed by her husband's constant follies, which escalate and put him in the midst of international discord, while also threatening the shaky relationship between himself and Osnard, who cannot escape each other's grasp. Based on John le Carré's popular 1996 novel, the film also features Catherine McCormack, David Hayman, and young Daniel Radcliffe, who completed this film before his starring role in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, released later in the year. — Jason Clark

Edition Details
Barcode 043396063952
Region Region 1
Chapters 28
Release Date 6/3/2003
Packaging Keep Case
Screen Ratio Widescreen 2.35:1 Color (Anamorphic)
Subtitles English; French
Audio Tracks ENGLISH: Dolby Digital 5.1 [CC]
ENGLISH: Dolby Digital Surround [CC]
FRENCH: Dolby Digital Surround
Layers Single Side, Dual Layer
No. of Disks/Tapes 1

Features
Color Closed-captioned Widescreen Dolby
Personal Details
User Lookup 1 DVD Original
User Text 1 Strong sexuality, language and some violence.
User Text 2 In a place this treacherous, what a good spy needs is a spy of his own.
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Notes
Trivia: In True Lies (1994) Jamie Lee Curtis was married to a spy and her husband is called Harry. (more)

Goofs: Audio/visual unsynchronized: When the salsa band is first seen playing on the waterfront, a man is singing, but none of the male band members' mouths is moving. (more)

Quotes: Harry Pendel: At the table, bunch of gentlemen from the loyal opposition. They come much cheaper, naturally. (more)

Awards: 1 nomination (more)