IMDb > The Tiger's Tail (2006)
The Tiger's Tail
Top Links
trailers and videosfull cast and crewtriviaofficial sitesmemorable quotes
main detailscombined detailsfull cast and crewcompany credits
Awards & Reviews
user reviewsexternal reviewsawardsuser ratingsparents guidemessage board
Plot & Quotes
plot summarysynopsisplot keywordsmemorable quotes
Did You Know?
triviagoofssoundtrack listingcrazy creditsalternate versionsmovie connectionsFAQ
Other Info
box office/businessrelease datesfilming locationstechnical specsliterature listingsNewsDesk
taglines trailers and videos posters photo gallery
External Links
showtimesofficial sitesmiscellaneousphotographssound clipsvideo clips

The Tiger's Tail (2006) More at IMDbPro »


User Rating:
5.9/10   1,007 votes »
Your Rating:
Saving vote...
Deleting vote...
/10   (delete | history)
Sorry, there was a problem
MOVIEmeter: ?
Down 7% in popularity this week. See why on IMDbPro.
John Boorman (written by)
View company contact information for The Tiger's Tail on IMDbPro.
Release Date:
10 November 2006 (Ireland) See more »
When your past is a lie... and your future is not your own
After a chance encounter, a Dubliner (Gleeson) is stalked by a murderous facsimile of himself. | Full synopsis »
2 wins & 6 nominations See more »
(10 articles)
Caleb Landry Jones Takes on Queen and Country
 (From MovieWeb. 11 September 2012, 4:24 PM, PDT)

Boorman Gets Life From Irish Film & TV Academy
 (From SneakPeek. 21 January 2010, 2:16 PM, PST)

Ifta Academy Puts Music Centre Stage
 (From IFTN. 27 August 2009, 7:29 AM, PDT)

User Reviews:
The most involving movie I have watched for a long time See more (15 total) »


  (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)

Brendan Gleeson ... Liam O'Leary / The Double

Kim Cattrall ... Jane O'Leary

Ciarán Hinds ... Father Andy

Sinéad Cusack ... Oona O'Leary

Sean McGinley ... Declan Murray

Cathy Belton ... Sally

Brian Gleeson ... Connor O'Leary

Angeline Ball ... Ursula
Ruth McCabe ... Large Woman

Stanley Townsend ... Jim Brady - The Banker
Moira Deady ... Maeve - Liam's Mother

Michael McElhatton ... Dr. Alex Loden

Michael Ford-FitzGerald ... Male Nurse (as Michael FitzGerald)
Denis Conway ... Bertie Brennan

Charlene McKenna ... Samantha

Tom Vaughan-Lawlor ... Larry Cooney (as Tom Vaughan Lawlor)
Ruth Lawlor ... Larry's Secretary
Eanna MacLiam ... The Beggar

John Kavanagh ... Harry (Oona's Husband)
Conor Mullen ... MC
Regan O'Brien ... Nurse
Derry Power ... Eddie

Ned Dennehy ... Felim
Gary Murphy ... Garda
Martin Murphy ... Garda #1
David Herlihy ... Paul - Ursula's Husband
Aonghus Og McAnally ... Garda #2 (as Aonghus Óg McAnally)
Mark Lambert ... District Judge
Philip O'Sullivan ... Assistant Governor
Paolo Tullio ... Patrick Le Say
Nigel Linden ... Samantha's Boyfriend
Geoff Minogue ... Ambulance Driver
Frank Gleeson ... The Double's Double
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Conor Flannery ... Extra in Bar & Disco (uncredited)
Sean Markey ... Drinker (uncredited)
Daniel Rooney ... Nightclub Patron (uncredited)
Brian Sheridan ... Security Guard (uncredited)
Mary Woods ... Prostitute (uncredited)

Directed by
John Boorman 
Writing credits
John Boorman (written by)

Produced by
Kevan Barker .... line producer
John Boorman .... producer
John Buchanan .... producer
Kieran Corrigan .... producer
John McDonnell .... co-producer
Original Music by
Stephen McKeon 
Cinematography by
Seamus Deasy 
Film Editing by
Ron Davis 
Costume Design by
Maeve Paterson 
Makeup Department
Martina Byrne .... makeup artist
Sonia Dolan .... make up trainee
Martina McCarthy .... hair stylist
Martina McCarthy .... key hair stylist
Denise Watson .... makeup artist
Production Management
Jan Hogevold .... production executive: Framestore-CFC
Larry Rodriguez .... post-production executive
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Kevan Barker .... assistant director
Paul Barnes .... second assistant director
Conor Gibbons .... assistant director
Eoin Heaney .... trainee assistant director
Brian 'Joker' Mulvey .... third assistant director
Art Department
Darren Kearney .... painter
Rene Knol .... chargehand dressing props
Emer MacAvin .... production buyer
Eamonn O'Higgins .... property master
Sound Department
Ed Colyer .... adr mixer
Tom Davis .... assistant sound editor
Brendan Deasy .... sound
Glen Gathard .... assistant foley/ADR mixer
Joe Gilmore .... dialogue editor
Robin O'Donoghue .... sound re-recording mixer
Grahame Peters .... sound editor
Eddie Quinn .... boom operator
Esther Smith .... assistant sound re-recording mixer
Richard Street .... sound re-recording mixer
Andy Walker .... foley editor
Visual Effects by
Ben Baker .... head of digital lab: Framestore CFC DI
Andy Burrow .... scanning and recording manager: Framestore CFC
Jerome Dewhurst .... di engineer
Jan Hogevold .... production executive: Framestore-CFC
John Kennedy .... digital compositor
Brian Krijgsman .... colourist: Framestore CFC
Kevin Lowery .... high definition engineer
Maria Stroka .... producer: Framestore CFC
Annabel Wright .... digital grading assistant: Framestore CFC
Giedrius Nagys .... stunt performer
Donal O'Farrell .... stunt coordinator
Gary Robinson .... stunt performer (as Gareth Robinson)
Alan Walsh .... stunt performer
Camera and Electrical Department
Sean Cahill .... electrician
Brian Dungan .... camera trainee
Daniele Massaccesi .... Steadicam operator
Darrell Murphy .... grip
John Murphy .... grip
Costume and Wardrobe Department
T.K. Lang .... costume supervisor (as Ken Lang)
Ciara McArdle .... wardrobe assistant
Sandra O'Toole .... wardrobe assistant
Editorial Department
Ben Baker .... head of digital lab: Framestore CFC DI
Andy Burrow .... recording manager: Framestore CFC
Nick Davis .... trainee assistant editor
Brian Krijgsman .... colorist: Framestore CFC
Kevin Lowery .... high definition engineer
Jamie Turpin .... assistant film editor
Annabel Wright .... digital grading assistant: Framestore CFC
Music Department
Mark Armstrong .... orchestrator: conductor
Mark Tucker .... music score recording engineer
Transportation Department
Arthur Dunne .... transportation captain
Dracey Jobbins .... camera car driver
Paul Kelly .... unit driver
Brendan King .... unit driver
Other crew
Dermot Cleary .... location manager
Steven Davenport .... assistant location manager
Emer Egan .... assistant accountant
Cathy Griffin .... extras coordinator
Eoin Heaney .... stand-in
Jan Hogevold .... production executive: Framestore-CFC
John McKenna .... armorer
Poll Moussoulides .... dialogue coach
Barry Newman .... location assistant
Alistair Rumball .... marine consultant
Paula Wright .... production assistant

Production CompaniesDistributorsSpecial EffectsOther Companies

Additional Details

Also Known As:
Rated R for a scene of sexuality, and brief drug content
107 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:

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 »
Continuity: 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?See more »


This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
16 out of 24 people found the following review useful.
The most involving movie I have watched for a long time, 12 October 2007
Author: (rgedgar)

This is the very first time I have made a comment on a movie. If this superb production had received the excellent reviews that it so richly deserves then I would not have bothered. I can not recall the last time I was so engrossed by a story so well told. Each of the characters become real people encouraged by by a script which appears so simple and natural but yet allows all the superb players to add depth, feeling and emotion to the flawed yet heroic individuals who inhabit this tale. After watching this I felt as if I had just finished reading a novel ( a medium which usually allows greater empathy with well drawn characters). I found that the 'crowd' scenes both extremely funny and yet deeply poignant. Each extra has an 'over the top' tom an jerry role to play yet each character is a parody of real people in real situations that are played out on the towns and cities of Ireland every night of the week. As W.B Yeats said 'A Terrible beauty is born'. As you may have guessed I am Irish .. I could recognise the character of Ireland in this drama. The strenghs, weaknesses and joy of our nation are evident in this production. I presume John Boreman is an American. I salute him for capturing the soul of our nation and not once mention little green men with a crock of gold. Well done.

Was the above review useful to you?
See more (15 total) »

Message Boards

Discuss this movie with other users on IMDb message board for The Tiger's Tail (2006)
Recent Posts (updated daily)User
Total *beep* billyfish
Kim's accent djcon-1
Confused kermitje
This was a really bad movie... coz182
Fighting on Strand Beach iansat-1
Bit Of A Harsh Portrayal Of Ireland tim1000000
See more »


If you enjoyed this title, our database also recommends:
- - - - -
Intermission The Man Without a Past Simple Men Angela's Ashes The Tesseract
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
Show more recommendations

Related Links

Full cast and crew Company credits External reviews
News articles IMDb Comedy section IMDb Ireland section

You may report errors and omissions on this page to the IMDb database managers. They will be examined and if approved will be included in a future update. Clicking the 'Edit page' button will take you through a step-by-step process.