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The Tiger's Tail Details


and director John Boorman returns to the director's chair for this tale of a hawkish businessman who slowly finds his life being taken over by the twin brother he never knew he had. Liam O'Leary (Brendan Gleeson) is a no-nonsense real-estate developer who isn't above greasing the politician's wheels a bit to get the permits he needs. His 20-year marriage to Jane (Kim Cattrall) has been stale for over a decade, and his adolescent son, Connor (Brian Gleeson), has most recently taken to communism as a means of showcasing his rebellious streak. Though Liam still dotes on his aging mother (Moira Deady), it's plain to see that his sister, Oona (Sinéad Cusack), is the favored child in the family. One day, stuck in traffic on the way home from work and frustrated at his inability to obtain planning permission for a multi-million pound stadium, Liam is shocked to see his spitting image approach his car and begin cleaning the windshield while begging for change. Now, after discovering that he was not only adopted but has an identical twin as well, Liam finds his life rapidly being taken over by a cunning doppelganger who has had enough of life on the streets, and has finally found a means of turning his luck around by simply stepping into the shoes of his more successful counterpart. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi


Brendan Gleeson
as Liam O'Leary
Kim Cattrall
as Jane O'Leary
Ciarán Hinds
as Father Andy
Sinéad Cusack
as Oona
John Kavanagh
as Harry, Oona's Husband
Ruth McCabe
as Large Woman
Sean McGinley
as Declan Murray
Cathy Belton
as Sally
Brian Gleeson
as Connor O'Leary
Angeline Ball
as Ursula
Stanley Townsend
as Jim Brady, The Banker
Moira Deady
as Maeve, Liam's Mother
Michael McElhatton
as Doctor Alex Loden
Michael Fitzgerald
as Male Nurse
Denis Conway
as Bertie Brennan
Charlene McKenna
as Samantha
Tom Vaughan-Lawlor
as Larry Cooney
Eanna Mac Liam
as The Beggar
Conor Mullen
as MC
Derry Power
as Eddie
Ned Dennehy
as Felim
David Herlihy
as Paul, Ursula's Husband
Aonghus McAnally
as Garda 2
Mark Lambert
as District Judge
Philip O'Sullivan
as Assistant Governor
Paolo Tullio
as Patrick Le Say
Geoff Minogue
as Ambulance Driver
Frank Gleeson
as The Double's Double


John Boorman
John Boorman
Kieran Corrigan
John Buchanan
John Boorman
Seamus Deasy
Stephen McKeon
Composer (Music Score)
Ron Davis
Ian Whittaker
Art Director
John McDonnell
Maeve Paterson
Costume Designer
Eddie Quinn
Sound/Sound Designer
Kevan Barker
First Assistant Director
Maureen Hughes
Jina Jay
Brendan Deasy
Sound Mixer
Donal O'Farrell
Stunts Coordinator
Cliodhna Colgan
Production Coordinator
Daniele Massaccesi
Steadicam Operator
Kevan Barker
Line Producer
Esther Smith
Re-Recording Mixer
Robin O'Donoghue
Re-Recording Mixer
Dermot Cleary
Location Manager
Ken Lang
Costumes Supervisor
Emer Conroy
Script Supervisor
Rob Quigley
Production Accountant
Joe Gilmore
Sound Editor
Grahame Peters
Sound Editor