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THE TAILOR OF PANAMA
USA & UK: Columbia Tristar
Cast: Pierce Brosnan, Geoffrey Rush, Leonor Varela, Jamie Lee Curtis, Brendan Gleeson, Harold Pinter, Catherine McCormack, Daniel Radcliffe, Lola Boorman, David Hayman, Mark Margolis, Martin Ferrero, John Fortune, Martin Savage, Edgardo Molino
Director: John Boorman
Countries: USA / Ireland
USA: 110 mins
UK: 109 mins
USA Rated: R for strong sexuality, language and some violence
UK Certificate: 15 contains some strong sex scenes and strong language
USA Release Date: 30 March 2001 (Limited Release)
UK Release Date: 20 April 2001
Ruthless, seductive British spy Andy Osnard (Pierce Brosnan) may have been banished to Panama, but he's got a secret weapon - Harry Pendel (Academy Award winner Geoffrey Rush), a Cockney ex-con who has re-invented himself as a popular tailor to the rich and powerful of the country. Harry is famous for his storytelling as well as his suits, but this time Harry's yarns will give Osnard his comeuppance.
Set against the controversy of the Panama Canal after its successful handover from America to Panama in late 1999, THE TAILOR OF PANAMA twists from drama to farce as Harry's stories spin out of control and inadvertently set off a chain of events that threatens Panama and everything he values in life.
THE TAILOR OF PANAMA is a Columbia Pictures production, directed and produced by John Boorman (Deliverance and Hope and Glory) who with John le Carre, the acknowledged master of the spy novel, team up for a new breed of contemporary spy thriller based on le Carre's hit 1996 book. THE TAILOR OF PANAMA is a subtle blend of thriller and black comedy and Boorman enters the world of international intrigue and espionage liberally laced with humor. John le Carre is the executive producer. The screenplay is by Andrew Davies, le Carre and Boorman.