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The Tailor of Panama full movie is released on Mar 30, 2001. Watch The Tailor of Panama online - the English Comedy movie from United States , which has achieved a worldwide gross of $28,008,462. The Tailor of Panama is directed by John Boorman and created by John le Carré with Pierce Brosnan and Geoffrey Rush. The Tailor of Panama is available online on HBO Max and HBO Max Amazon Channel.

Women have been MI.6. agent Andy Osnard's weakness. As punishment for being caught sleeping with the wrong woman on his last posting in Spain, Andy is relegated to the global backwater of Panama as his next field assignment. Although nothing is happening there on the surface, Panama is still seen as having global importance due to the canal, with something always possible to rock the boat as seen by the recent history of the corrupt regime of Manuel Noriega. The advice of his superior is to co-opt one of the only few hundred British nationals living there to act as an informant for pay. Andy chooses Harry Pendel, a men's-suits tailor with Savile Row credentials through his now deceased business partner Arthur Braithwaite. This choice is because of Harry's client list, he the tailor to the elite and powerful, including the Panamanian president, who might treat him like the proverbial "bartender" or "hairdresser" confidante, and because his American wife, Louisa, works in a senior managerial position within the canal authority. But what may have swayed Andy's choice the most is that he knows the truth about Harry: that he not only does not have Savile Row credentials, but is an ex-con, Arthur Braithwaite was his Uncle Benny, also a criminal, and that despite his tailor shop doing good business, he is deep in debt from a farming venture gone wrong, none of this known to Louisa. As such, Harry has no choice but to cooperate; the payment from Andy at least gets him out of his farm debt. As a side, Harry also has some connections to people who actively worked in the opposition against Noriega: Mickie Abraxas, who has turned to the bottle to cope, and Harry's store manager Marta, the right side of her face which shows the physical scars of that war, the scars at the hands of Noriega's men. With Andy placing more and more pressure on Harry to provide intel of some importance, Andy eventually learns through Harry that the Panamanian government is planning on selling the canal to the Chinese. This intel is exactly what Andy was looking for to set in motion a plan to reach his ultimate goal with this Panamanian posting.

As know as:

El sastre de Panamá, Krojač Paname, Panaman räätäli, Skredderen i Panama, O Alfaiate do Panamá

Release Date:

Mar 30, 2001

Release Date (Streaming):

Jun 03, 2003


United States, Ireland


English, Spanish

Stream Service:

Columbia Pictures, Sony Pictures Entertainment

Production Companies:

Columbia Pictures, Merlin Films

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A first-class thriller from John Boorman - director EXCALIBUR and DELIVERANCE., In a place this treacherous, what a good spy needs is a spy of his own.


Geoff Andrew
Time Out
Boorman has crafted a witty, classy and richly enjoyable morality play, which skewers the mercenary self-interest behind Anglo-American imperialism almost as an afterthought.
by rottentomatoes, Jun 24, 2006
Peter Rainer
New York Magazine/Vulture
If you think the spy-thriller genre has been streamlined and spoofed and subverted until nothing new can be done to it, think again.
by rottentomatoes, Sep 26, 2002
Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail
by rottentomatoes, Mar 22, 2002

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