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The Tiger's Tail (2006)

After a chance encounter, a Dubliner stalked by a murderous facsimile of himself.


John Boorman


John Boorman
2 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »




Cast overview, first billed only:
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
Paul Gannon Paul Gannon ... Obstructing Man
Ruth McCabe ... Large Woman
Stanley Townsend ... Jim Brady - The Banker
Moira Deady Moira Deady ... Maeve - Liam's Mother
Michael McElhatton ... Dr. Alex Loden
Michael Ford-FitzGerald ... Male Nurse (as Michael FitzGerald)
Denis Conway Denis Conway ... Bertie Brennan


After a chance encounter, a Dubliner 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 »

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Did You Know?


This was Brian Gleeson's first film. 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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Crazy Credits

Credits role over Liam's boat sailing out of the harbor into the horizon See more »

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Can't Put My Finger On It...
14 November 2016 | by vip-daniiSee all my reviews

I'm not sure whether this movie was good or not, but I kind of liked it. It was peculiar, but in a good way (not like Solondz's Wiener-Dog I saw recently).

The "Celtic Tiger" part was of no relevance to me - I wouldn't know whether it portrayed 2006 Ireland accurately or not; I was viewing this movie as a regular stalker flick, and, as such, it was quite engaging.

The acting was good, especially by the lead male. Kim Cattrall's role was not a major one, so her accent didn't bother me, especially since everyone in the movie had sort of a "neutral" accent. Having been to Ireland, I can say that none of the people in the movie sounded like the natives I met on my trip to Ireland.

The set-up was very good and engaging, but the movie declined significantly upon the doubles's entering the protagonist's house. There is no way something like this would happen in real life. It was just not believable. I was also sort of offended by the way they chose to portray the wife - as though they were trying to say that women are generally dumb and shallow, and the only thing they care about is for a man to pay attention to them. This is inaccurate and there is no way a wife would mistake a stranger for her husband of many years. Perhaps they were meant to imply that Jane knew all along that it was the double (if so, I must have missed it), in which case, perhaps, I would have seen it differently.

The ending was also kind of weird, but very original and somewhat satisfying and thought-provoking.

All in all, an enjoyable movie, and definitely superior to many a stalker flick I've seen lately. Would recommend.

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Release Date:

10 November 2006 (Ireland) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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