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Director:
Writers:
Graham Greene (novel)
Christopher Hampton (screenplay)
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Release Date:
30 September 1983 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
First they betrayed him. Then they gambled with his life. [UK Theatrical] See more »
Plot:
Dr. Eduardo Plarr, despite the name is an Anglo working in a Latin American country. His work is a return home after several years... See more » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
Nominated for 2 BAFTA Film Awards. See more »
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Cast

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Michael Caine ... Charley Fortnum, Consul

Richard Gere ... Dr. Eduardo Plarr

Bob Hoskins ... Colonel Perez

Elpidia Carrillo ... Clara

Joaquim de Almeida ... Leon (as Joaquim De Almeida)

A Martinez ... Aquino
Stephanie Cotsirilos ... Marta
Domingo Ambriz ... Diego
Eric F. Valdez ... Pablo (as Eric Valdez)
Nicolás Jasso ... Miguel (as Nicolas Jasso)

Geoffrey Palmer ... Belfrage: British Ambassador
Leonard Maguire ... Dr. Humphries
Jorge Russek ... Senor Escobar
Erika Carlsen ... Senora Escobar
Josefina Echánove ... Senora Sanchez (as Josefina Echanove)
Ramón Álvarez ... Henry Plarr (as Ramon Alvarez)
George Belanger ... U.S. Ambassador
Juan Antonio Llanes ... Gruber (as Juan Antonio Llanez)
Aline Davidoff ... Ana
Zohra Segal ... Maria
Anaís de Melo ... Teresa (as Anais de Melo)
Arturo Rodríguez Doring ... Youth (as Arturo Rodriguez Doring)
Alejandro Compean ... Officer
Mario Valdez ... Senior Official
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Directed by
John Mackenzie 
 
Writing credits
Graham Greene (novel "The Honorary Consul")

Christopher Hampton (screenplay)

Produced by
Richard F. Dalton .... associate producer
Norma Heyman .... producer
 
Original Music by
Stanley Myers 
 
Cinematography by
Phil Meheux 
 
Film Editing by
Stuart Baird 
 
Casting by
Mary Selway 
Joy Todd 
 
Production Design by
Allan Cameron 
 
Art Direction by
Terry Pritchard 
 
Costume Design by
Barbara Lane 
 
Makeup Department
Nick Dudman .... makeup artist
Tony Lloyd .... makeup artist
Mike Lockey .... hair stylist
 
Production Management
Anuar Badin .... production manager: Mexico
Graham Ford .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Simon Hinkly .... assistant director
Melvin Lind .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Paul Bradburn .... propman
Ricardo Gil .... property master: Mexico
Xavier Rodríguez .... art director: Mexico
Ian Whittaker .... set dresser
 
Sound Department
Alan Bell .... dubbing editor
John Chandler .... boom operator
David John .... sound recordist
Hugh Strain .... dubbing mixer
 
Special Effects by
Federico Farfán .... special effects: Mexico (as Frederico Farfan)
 
Stunts
Buddy Joe Hooker .... stunt coordinator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Adam Cooper .... clapper loader
Clive Coote .... still photographer
Jorge Covarrubias .... chief grip: Mexico
Frank Elliott .... focus puller
Luke Quigley .... chief grip
Jimmy Turrell .... camera operator
 
Casting Department
Claudia Becker .... casting: Mexico
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Alfonso Govea .... wardrobe man: Mexico
Juana Oliver .... wardrobe mistress: Mexico
 
Editorial Department
David de Wilde .... additional editor
Mark Gill .... second assistant editor
Carlos Puente .... assistant editor: Mexico
Russ Woolnough .... assistant editor
Tony Tromp .... trainee assistant editor (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Amazulu .... additional musician: "Nuya Deya"
Michael Clifford .... music editor
Richard Harvey .... composer: additional music
John Williams .... musician: title song
 
Other crew
Sheala Daniell .... assistant accountant
Penny Eyles .... continuity
Alejandro Ferrer .... location manager: Mexico
Beryl Harvey .... production assistant
Alejandra Hernández .... production assistant: Mexico
Alex Richards .... production accountant
Mike Russell .... unit publicist (as Michael Russell)
Tom Todoroff .... dialogue coach (as Thomas C. Todoroff)
Annabelle Webb .... secretary to producer
 
Thanks
Neville C. Thompson .... special thanks
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"The Honorary Consul" - UK (original title)
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Runtime:
104 min | West Germany:102 min
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Trivia:
Director John Mackenzie spent two weeks in Argentina doing research for this movie. A day after he left, the Falklands War began. Production moved to Mexico instead.See more »
Quotes:
Colonel Perez:Is this why you've been lying to me?
Dr. Eduardo Plarr:An affair always involves a few lies.
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2 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Surpassingly mis-cast film, 1 February 2010
Author: tireless_crank from Maryland

It was difficult to watch this film because of the miscasting of Richard Gere who seems at last partially anesthesthetized through the entire movie. There is not one bit of passion in his manner or his speech and, whenever he is on the screen, there is a hole through which all tension drains. Bob Hoskins is not a convincing Latin at all, neither in accent nor in manner. Better casting in these two parts would have improved this film immeasurably.

An interesting, semi-error shows many of the main characters sweating through their shirts. In tropic and sub-tropic regions, locals have heat adapted well enough so that they sweat almost unnoticeably in normal conditions and thus can appear crisp and unruffled in temperatures where those of us from more temperate climates sweat like water buffalo.

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