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Director:
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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Gere passer may pass or waste your time 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:
The genealogy of Dr. Eduardo Plarr (Richard Gere) was half-Paraguayan and half-British.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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Gere passer may pass or waste your time, 19 February 2013
Author: PeterMitchell-506-564364 from Australia

Believe this, I have watched this so many times, but in part. I could spout off lines in Christopher Hampton's script, at the click of a finger. I love the settings for this movie in which Gere, an English spoken doctor, falls for a newly married young woman, Clara (Elpidia Carrillo) who is earlier seen as the whore working at this seedy bar that doubles as a cat house. She's married to the honorary Consul (Caine) unaware of the affair that has sparked between friend and wife. At the start, Gere, just arriving in town, helps another guy escort a drunk Caine from one bar to infamous cat house one. It's here he sets eyes on Clara. The sex scenes are quite hot as passions run high, but Gere has trouble from the other side, involving his past, where two old friends, (one a much younger Joquian Almedia) approach him, with a kidnapping plot to snatch a consul, in return for their fellow South American prisoners to be released. Only problem is, they snatch Caine instead, not a real consul, an honorary consul. Gere, maddened by the idiocy of the mates, remains loyal. Gere's father too, is one of those prisoners, as Gere is innocently led to believe. Caine's actor mate, Bob Hoskins, plays a cop, trying to help Gere track down his old man. One scene has Gere going off at him, when they arrest 250 mentally unsound people under his care and put them temporarily in prison, but Hoskins mellows him. Gere's fate at the end of the this, where the strong arm of the law closes in, was tragic, I must say. His not so badly portrayed doctor, is a sympathetic, goodhearted and likable character. But the heavyweights are Caine, who plays drunk so good and being funny too about it, where no nonsense Hoskins is solid. Elpidia is just pretty scenery really. But really there's something too brief about whole affair of the story here, despite it's good screenplay, and really it's just a passable, but involving drama + those couple of sex scenes. And near it's end too, some of the scenes are quite dark, they disjoint the action. But Gere too is a bit of a bastard in the bedroom, paying the now married Clara cash for her services as if she was still working. Also when going up to Gere's apartment, is her first tome, riding in an elevator. I liked the way Gere wore his jealousy well too, really at the sheer fact, Caine loves her. There's a lot of good scenes to find in the movie and Paul's McCartney's Brazilian intro theme was just beautiful and melodic, as it was soothing. For Gere fans, do put this different and quite enjoyable one one on your list.

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