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The Tailor of Panama Details

FULL SYNOPSIS

Set amidst the controversy of the handover of the Panama Canal from America to Panama 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, Rovi

  • Release date:February 11, 2001

Crew

John Boorman
Director
John Boorman
Producer
John Boorman
Screenwriter
John Le Carré
Screenwriter
Andrew Davies
Screenwriter
John Le Carré
Book Author
Philippe Rousselot
Cinematographer
Shaun Davey
Composer (Music Score)
Ron Davis
Editor
Derek Wallace
Production Designer
Kevan Barker
Co-producer
John Le Carré
Executive Producer
Brendan Deasy
Sound/Sound Designer
Tommy Gormley
First Assistant Director
Barbara Cohen
Casting
Mary Gail Artz
Casting
Laurence O'Toole
Scenic Artist
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