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Writers:
Graham Greene (novel)
Christopher Hampton (screenplay)
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Release Date:
30 September 1983 (USA) See more »
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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 »
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Awards:
Nominated for 2 BAFTA Film Awards. Another 1 nomination See more »
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(13 articles)
R.I.P. Bob Hoskins
 (From Dark Horizons. 30 April 2014, 7:11 AM, PDT)

Bob Hoskins, 'Roger Rabbit' Star, Dead at 71
 (From Rolling Stone. 30 April 2014, 6:49 AM, PDT)

Bob Hoskins dies aged 71
 (From ScreenDaily. 30 April 2014, 6:32 AM, PDT)

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May'be film doesn't really honor novel here See more (12 total) »

Cast

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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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Also Known As:
"The Honorary Consul" - UK (original title)
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Runtime:
104 min | West Germany:102 min
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1.85 : 1 See more »
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Trivia:
This movie was made and released about ten years after its source novel "The Honorary Consul" by Graham Greene was first published in 1973.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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Movie Connections:
Version of Honorární konzul (1991) (TV)See more »

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May'be film doesn't really honor novel here, 15 June 2014
Author: videorama-759-859391 from adelaide, australia

The Honorary Consul is a film that I strongly feel didn't come off. The script which I could spout out great bits of thought provoking dialogue, ala: Christopher Hampton, as having seen the movie, god knows how many times, still made for an interesting affair, something different. Set in Argentina, South America, what have you, Gere who's adequate here, plays the new doctor in town. After a bit of an incident, on his arrival, he becomes good friends with a drunk nothing good for, honorary consul, which Caine plays the part, expertly. He inhibits the character totally, his drunkard, so convincing. When a ex brothel worker, Clara (Carillo, slightly wooden in the role) now married to Caine, comes between the two, where she had lay eyes on Gere earlier, the two start an affair. When the honorary consul is mistaken for a real consul, in an abduction by rebels, friends of Gere's, in return for the release of some of their fellow comrades, the relationship intensifies in this advantageous position. There are a couple of hot scenes, notably that nude intercourse one, trimmed down for t.v. where we are grateful for viewing Carillo's goodies. Gere's fate is sad in this, as the walls close in the attackers. I'm thinking The Honorary Consul, was a rush of story, too brief, for really the impact of the to kick in. The late Robert Hoskins was great as the Chief of Police, in one of his best performances, where a much tamer and pleasant Joaquin Almedia, was good as the chief kidnapper. Check out the torture job on his mate (Martinez's now deformed hand). Too which is heavily confronting, is Gere's father, a prisoner, forced to talk, in some brutal torture methods, one involving being held down in a bath tub of rotten poo. Almost for the second half, the abduction part, I found it sloppy. But seeing Carillo naked, counts for something. Beautiful opening theme song, which we owe thanks to Wings and Paul McCartney. A film worth a view for Caine fans, or even to see a younger Almedia strut his stuff.

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