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The Tiger's Tail (2006)

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

Director:

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

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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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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Brian Gleeson, who plays the son to the main character, is the real life son of Brendan Gleeson. 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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Credits role over Liam's boat sailing out of the harbor into the horizon See more »

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The most involving movie I have watched for a long time
12 October 2007 | by rgedgarSee all my reviews

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.


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