The Tailor of Panama

The Tailor of Panama

John Boorman (2000)

15 Certificate


Our Score
Although this movie is about a spy and stars Pierce Brosnan, don't expect Bond-style heroics from our man abroad. In Deliverance director John Boorman's adaptation of John le Carré's novel, Brosnan plays a rotter of a Secret Service agent, sent to Panama after one too many misadventures. Once there, he causes even more problems by enlisting the information services of expatriate tailor Harry Pendel (Geoffrey Rush). Brosnan looks handsome but devious, Rush bumbles and Jamie Lee Curtis is given very little to do as Pendel's clueless wife, in one of those movies that you'll either love or detest with a vengeance.


A devious British spy banished to Panama after an affair with an ambassador's mistress persuades a well-connected tailor to relay sensitive information about the future of the country's famous canal. Spy thriller based on John Le Carre's novel, starring Pierce Brosnan, Geoffrey Rush, Jamie Lee Curtis, Harold Pinter, Catherine McCormack and Brendan Gleeson.

Cast & Crew

Andrew Osnard Pierce Brosnan
Harry Pendel Geoffrey Rush
Louisa Pendel Jamie Lee Curtis
Mickie Abraxas Brendan Gleeson
Francesca Catherine McCormack
Marta Leonor Varela
Teddy Martin Ferrero
Luxmore David Hayman
Ramon Rudd Jon Polito
Maltby John Fortune
Uncle Benny Harold Pinter
Director John Boorman
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: Columbia TriStarGuidance: Contains violence, swearing and sex scenes.Available on: video and DVDReleased on: 20 Apr 2001