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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 15
Cast
Pierce Brosnan
Geoffery Rush
Jamie Lee Curtis
Catherine McCormack
Directors
John Boorman
Screenwriters
Andrew Davies
John Boorman
John Le Carre
Running Time
106 minutes

The Tailor of Panama


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Plot
Corrupt spy Andrew Osnard is stationed in Panama to keep an eye on the political rumblings over the canal. There, he hones in on Harry Pendel, tailor to government officials and rebels alike, a big-hearted man with a dubious past of his own. Both begin to manipulate each other, creating a distortion that has repercussions right the way up to the wings of NATO.


Verdict
Strong performances, an original setting, and an honest attempt to show real spying rather than movie spying, cannot prevail. This is a bit of a drudge throughout - confused, unexciting and over-ambitious.


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