Pierce Brosnan stars as the anti-Bond in maverick director John Boorman's adaptation of legendary spy novelist John le Carre's seamy tour of post-Noriega Panama. A British intelligence agent whose taste for gambling and other men's wives has put him on the wrong side of his bosses at MI6, Andy Osnard (Brosnan) is posted to the backwater of Panama to atone for his sins. To that end, he recruits upscale tailor Harry Pendel (Geoffrey Rush), leveraging the man's financial problems and questionable past to gain access to information about the activities of his elite clientele. Meanwhile, Osnard remains true to form, recruiting the personal services of lovely embassy official Francesca (Catherine McCormack), and attempting the same with Harry's wife, Louisa (Jamie Lee Curtis). When Harry's best friend Micki (Brendan Gleeson), a former member of the anti-Noriega underground, now a broken man, begins blustering about politics in front of Osnard, both of these con men begin to see him as the solution to their problems. The mundane tragedy of espionage familiar to le Carre's Cold Warriors has been replaced by farce with the collapse of the Soviet Union. Boorman creates an atmosphere redolent with U.S.-abetted corruption in this well written and acted film, which also features playwright Harold Pinter in a cameo role.
Cast: Brendan Gleeson, Catherine McCormack, David Hayman, Dylan Baker, Geoffrey Rush, Harold Pinter, Jamie Lee Curtis, Leonor Valera, Pierce Brosnan
Dolby Digital 5.1 - English
Dolby Digital 2.0 - French
Additional Release Material:
Audio Commentary - 1. John Boorman - Director
Trailer - 1. Original Theatrical
Featurette: THE PERFECT FIT: A CONVERSATION WITH JEFFREY RUSH AND PIERCE BROSNAN
Alternate Ending (With Optional Audio Commentary)
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