The Tailor of Panama

The Tailor of Panama (2001)

In a place this treacherous, what a good spy needs is a spy of his own.

  • Genre: Drama, Thriller
  • Release Date: 2001-03-30
  • User Rating: 6/10 from 431 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 49min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Merlin Films
  • Production Country: Ireland, United States of America
  • Director: John Boorman
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A British spy is banished to Panama after having an affair with an ambassador's mistress. Once there he makes connection with a local tailor with a nefarious past and connections to all of the top political and gangster figures in Panama. The tailor also has a wife, who works for the Panamanian president and a huge debt. The mission is to learn what the President intends to do with the Canal.

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  • Pierce Brosnan

    as Andy Osnard
  • Geoffrey Rush

    as Harry Pendel
  • Jamie Lee Curtis

    as Louisa Pendel
  • Leonor Varela

    as Marta
  • Brendan Gleeson

    as Mickie Abraxas
  • Harold Pinter

    as Uncle Benny
  • Catherine McCormack

    as Francesca Deane
  • Daniel Radcliffe

    as Mark Pendel
  • Lola Boorman

    as Sarah Pendel
  • David Hayman

    as Luxmore
  • Mark Margolis

    as Rafi Domingo
  • Martin Ferrero

    as Teddy
  • John Fortune

    as Maltby
  • Martin Savage

    as Stormont
  • Edgardo Molino

    as Juan-David
  • Jon Polito

    as Ramon Rudd
  • Jonathan Hyde

    as Cavendish
  • Dylan Baker

    as Dusenbaker
  • Paul Birchard

    as Joe
  • Harry Ditson

    as Elliot
  • Ken Jenkins

    as Morecombe
  • Adolfo Arias Espinoza

    as President
  • Juan Carlos Adames

    as Marco
  • Luis Antonio Gotti

    as Ernesto Delgado
  • Vladimir Vega

    as Customer
  • Iris de Arco

    as Palace Secretary
  • César Sanjur

    as Angelo
  • Heather Emmanuel

    as Esmeralda
  • Diomara De Ruiz

    as Mrs. Delgado
  • Doug Cockle

    as Pentagon Aide
  • Patrick Poletti

    as Officer #1
  • Andrew French

    as Officer #2
  • Frank Melia

    as Official #1
  • Lisa Dwan

    as Stewardess
  • Paolo Tulio

    as Panamanian Businessman
  • Siraj Zaidi

    as Official #2
Production Jina Jay Casting
Camera Philippe Rousselot Director of Photography
Sound Tom Johnson Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Writing Andrew Davies Screenplay
Sound Mark Auguste Sound Editor
Writing John Boorman Screenplay
Directing John Boorman Director
Production John Boorman Producer
Editing Ron Davis Editor
Production Mary Gail Artz Casting
Production Barbara Cohen Casting
Writing John le Carré Screenplay
Writing John le Carré Novel
Sound Shaun Davey Original Music Composer
Art Derek Wallace Production Design
Art Irene O'Brien Art Direction
Art Lucinda Thomson Art Direction
Art Laura Bowe Set Decoration
Costume & Make-Up Maeve Paterson Costume Design
Art Sarah Hauldren Supervising Art Director
Visual Effects Peter Chiang Visual Effects Supervisor
Sound Jenny Lee Wright Foley Artist
Costume & Make-Up Bron Roylance Makeup Artist
Art Stephen Daly Assistant Art Director
Art Paul Hedges Property Master
Directing Laerke Sigfred Pedersen Script Supervisor
Costume & Make-Up Orla Carrol Hairstylist
Camera Des Whelan Camera Operator
Camera Jonathan Hession Still Photographer
Costume & Make-Up Maire O'Sullivan Makeup Artist
Sound Joe Gilmore Dialogue Editor
Sound Pauline Griffiths Foley Artist
Crew Pamela Poole Special Effects Coordinator
Visual Effects Emily Edwards Visual Effects Producer
Crew Susan d'Arcy Unit Publicist