The Tiger's Tail (2006)

R  |   |  Comedy, Crime, Drama  |  10 November 2006 (Ireland)
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After a chance encounter, a Dubliner (Gleeson) is stalked by a murderous facsimile of himself.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Liam O'Leary / The Double
Father Andy
Oona O'Leary
Declan Murray
Connor O'Leary
Ruth McCabe ...
Large Woman
Jim Brady - The Banker
Moira Deady ...
Maeve - Liam's Mother
Dr. Alex Loden
Male Nurse (as Michael FitzGerald)
Denis Conway ...
Bertie Brennan


After a chance encounter, a Dubliner (Gleeson) is stalked by a murderous facsimile of himself.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


When your past is a lie... and your future is not your own

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for a scene of sexuality, and brief drug content | See all certifications »





Release Date:

10 November 2006 (Ireland)  »

Also Known As:

A Cauda do Tigre  »

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


"The Tiger's Tail" refers to the "Celtic Tiger" economic boom that Ireland experienced from 1995 to 2008 (Ireland was said to officially be in recession as of June 24th 2008). See more »


In the scene where Liam pulls up at Oona's house, his car is a 03 Golf with wheel trims. When they are taking Conor to the hospital a side shot of the car is shown which clearly shows the car with alloy wheels. The number plate on the car 03-D-55897 is the same in both shots. See more »


Liam O'Leary: You fired a shotgun at me, that wasn't very brotherly was it?
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Credits role over Liam's boat sailing out of the harbor into the horizon See more »

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Dublin 2006
17 November 2006 | by See all my reviews

This new film is very peculiar. PURPORTING to be about the Celtic Tiger and modern Ireland, it is curiously insipid. Despite setting out to be satirical, it falls flat. Hard to pin down exactly why, but probably due to laziness on the the filmmakers behalf. Why isn't he making satirical films about London? Brendan Gleeson is okay, but the two characters he plays stretch the imagination. Catrall isn't really credible as an Irish woman and some of her lines are hard to listen to. The camera-work is surprisingly dull, as some of his previous films have looked great, and doesn't make anyone look good. That said you should check it out, if only cos he is the same filmmaker who made Point Blank and Deliverance, and its a paradox to see how far off these classics he has drifted.

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