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The Tiger's Tail (2006)

After a chance encounter, a Dubliner 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 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 »

Parents Guide:

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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 »

Company Credits

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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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Enjoyed it
21 November 2006 | by patcalSee all my reviews

I have read some of the different opinions here and I concede that some of the points made could be relevant to this film. Most modern films do very little for me (I've been filmgoing since the 1950's) but I really enjoyed this film immensely with the possible exception of the way the "situation" was resolved in the end. However, most people could probably think of a hundred ways to end this one so I accept the one chosen. The acting was first class, Seamus Deasy's photography was spot on and Stephen McKeon's wonderful score raised it all a notch or two. What a refreshing break from the ear-bashing, grossly offensive noise that passes for film music these days. I give it 7 because, quite simply, I enjoyed it and that's what counts in the end, not who didn't speak very well, who was or wasn't liked in it and how bad Irish society is today.


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