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The Tiger's Tail (2006)

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

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John Boorman

Writer:

John Boorman
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Cast

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
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Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

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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Details

Country:

Ireland | UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 November 2006 (Ireland) See more »

Also Known As:

A Cauda do Tigre See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

"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 »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

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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Dublin 2006
17 November 2006 | by joegreene32See 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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