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Title:
The tailor of Panama
Author:
Boorman, John, 1933-
Edition:
[DVD version].
Publication Information:
Culver City, CA : Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment, 2001.
Physical Description:
1 videodisc (approximately 109 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Summary:
Harry, an ex-con turned tailor to the rich and infamous, is married to Louisa, who is smart and sexy. Andy is a suave and ruthless British spy, who had best come through this time, who forces Harry to eavesdrop on the powerful politicians he clothes. Harry's talent for storytelling is not only taken as truth, but sets off a series of events that threatens to destroy everything most important in his life.
General Note:
Special ed.; widescreen version.

Based on the novel "The tailor of Panama" by John le Carré.

Special features: director's commentary; "The perfect fit": a conversation with Pierce Brosnan and Geoffrey Rush; alternate ending; theatrical trailer; filmographies; interactive menus; production notes; scene selections.

For specific features see interactive menu.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
MPAA rating: R.
ISBN:
9780767866378
UPC:
043396063952
Format :
DVD

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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