The Tailor of Panama

The Tailor of Panama

  • Director: John Boorman
  • Writer: John le Carré,Andrew Davies,John Boorman
  • Countries of origin: United States, Ireland
  • Language: English, Spanish
  • Release date: March 30, 2001
  • Sound mix: SDDS, Dolby Digital EX
  • Aspect ratio: 2.35 : 1
  • Also known as: John le Carré's the Tailor of Panama
  • "The Tailor of Panama" is a feature film directed by John Boorman and starring Pierce Brosnan and Geoffrey Rush .
    Based on the novel of the same name by John le Carre , the film tells the story of the expiration of the Panama Canal Agreement and the UK and the US doing everything possible to obstruct the delivery of the canal for their own interests   .


    • Release date March 30, 2001
    • Filming locations Gatun Lake, Panama
    • Production companies Columbia Pictures, Merlin Films

    Box office


    $21,000,000 (estimated)

    Gross US & Canada


    Opening weekend US & Canada


    Gross worldwide


    Movie reviews

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    • By Jana 2022-10-12 23:24:28

      Funny version of 007

      It's strange why no one pays attention to this film. The handsome Bruce Man is still the dashing 007 picture, but the film is very black. 007 is just here to pick up girls and make a fortune. The film mocks the imperial plot of Britain and the United States.

      What impressed me most is the bed shaking and tailoring 007 joints in automatic coin brothel, the two men sat on the bed and constantly shaking very funny;
      007 classic sweet talk a girl: "Do you want us hold it for six months...

    • By Dillan 2022-10-12 21:55:47

      good movie, dark humor

      The cunning of the British, wherever money interests are concerned, does not at its root care whether other countries are dictatorships or other forms of rulers. There are indeed many Americans who liberate the world for the ideal of democracy, but they often take it for granted. It was very funny to see that the American general was so excited when he sent troops to Panama, and then he was sad when he left Panama in anger.
      The story in the film is somewhat familiar. Under the bureaucracy,...

    • By Janice 2022-10-12 19:54:05

      Panama tailor

      At first I thought this was a spy movie about two political struggles. How could I know that it turned out to be a big scam, and this so-called scam was also extremely naive. Is it really a liar or a mentally retarded?

      There was a problem with the script at the beginning, but fortunately, the development of the plot seems to be reasonable, but it was later played, and the ending did not know how to end. The United States went to bomb Panama. I almost screwed up my own country, hehe,...

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    • By Ole 2023-09-15 13:07:38

      Expressing that he is full of sleepiness about the film that has too many results and not loud...

    • By Gaylord 2023-09-09 16:47:11

      Harry Potter...

    • By Hope 2023-08-27 18:04:49

      Mr. Brosnan's forte is a smart and capable super spy, with a quick and agile girl behind him. Unfortunately, this time the role is only half, the PUA is still the same, the CIA has been exposed, and a group of people are fooled around by a story woven by a tailor. Of course, Mr. Brosnan Just a selfish villain who helped fuel the flames of lies in order to retire early. So this farce, some people gain, some people grow, no matter whether it is politics or conspiracy, there is nothing...

    • By Marion 2023-08-11 02:27:23

      I don't have much feeling for the movie, I just think the poster of "Let the Bullets Fly" is so similar to it!...

    • By Keenan 2023-08-05 18:04:17

      It's just a twist on the illogical plot. The British Intelligence Agency only wired one person at such an important point, and then believed a message from a civilian tailor without verification, which led to an international conflict. In the end, any one was involved in the relationship. Everyone got out unscathed; after reading the comments, I really don't understand where the dark humor of this film is.... I thought I could read more about the history of Panama, but I didn't see anything, I...

    Movie plot

    For a long time, the United States and the United Kingdom made a lot of money through the convenient transportation of the Panama Canal. When the Panama Canal Agreement expires, the ownership of the canal will be transferred from the United States to the Panama government. At that time, the economic interests of the United Kingdom and the United States will suffer considerable losses. The United Kingdom and the United States have...
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    Behind the scenes gags

    Jamie Lee Curtis played a wife who didn't know her husband was a spy in 1994's True Lies , and Arnold Schwarzenegger played her husband, also named Harry.
    In the first scene, starring Geoffrey Rush , there is a picture of Sean Connery playing golf, and Harry, played by Rush, goes on to say that he's tailoring a costume that resembles what Sean Connery often wears the set. The episode alludes to Connery's love of golf for playing 007.

    Evaluation action

    Although "The Tailor of Panama" is a comedy, it is a serious and thoughtful black comedy. It can be said that "The Tailor of Panama" is an alternative in spy films. Actor Geoffrey Rush does a great job in the film, and Jamie Lee Curtis does a great job despite not being a big part. (Review of Netease Film and Television Channel ) 
    "The Tailor of Panama" focuses more on characterizing and developing their personalities. The photography...
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    Movie quotes

    • Francesca Deane: Do you know I think you're the wickedest human being I've ever met.

      Andrew 'Andy' Osnard: That was the attraction, wasn't it?

    • Cavendish: Not the Osnard who got drummed out of Madrid? Foreign Minister's wife, wasn't it?

      Andrew 'Andy' Osnard: Not his wife. Mistress. There are some things I won't do for England.

    • Andrew 'Andy' Osnard: There's two ways we can deal with this one, old girl. Sweat it out for six months, then fall into each other's arms. "Darling, why didn't we ever do this before?" Method B, the preferred one... full-on affair, now. Observing tight security all round. See how we like it. If we don't, chuck it in. No one's the wiser.

      Francesca Deane: I don't suppose it's occurred to you that I might hugely prefer someone else?

      Andrew 'Andy' Osnard: Is that a "no"?

      Francesca Deane: No.