The Tiger's Tail

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The Tiger's Tail
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Promotional poster
Directed by John Boorman
Produced byJohn Boorman
John Buchanan
Kieran Corrigan
Written byJohn Boorman
Starring Brendan Gleeson
Kim Cattrall
Sinéad Cusack
Sean McGinley
and Ciarán Hinds
Music by Stephen McKeon
Cinematography Seamus Deasy
Edited by Ron Davis
Release date
  • September 26, 2006 (2006-09-26)(San Sebastián)
Running time
107 minutes

The Tiger's Tail is a 2006 Irish film written and directed by John Boorman and starring Brendan Gleeson and Kim Cattrall. The story focuses on the modern Celtic Tiger Irish economy of the late 20th century. The film premiered at the 2006 San Sebastián Film Festival. [1]



Liam O'Leary (Gleeson) is a successful real estate developer in Dublin. He lives in a magnificent house with his unhappy wife (Cattrall) and rebellious son. One day, his pleasant life takes a dramatic downturn. The city council turns down his request to build a stadium, toward which he has taken out cripplingly large bank loans, and a doppelgänger, with his identical body and facial features, begins appearing around town, ordering suits and automobiles on Liam's credit account and behaving in a scandalous manner. Liam desperately attempts to pull his life out of its tailspin, but he must return to his dirtpoor roots and the old friends he has long abandoned to find the answers.


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  1. "The Tiger's Tail". Screen. Retrieved 23 June 2020.