The Long Good Friday

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Overview

John Mackenzie's masterfully directed British crime drama features a star-making performance by Bob Hoskins as Harold Shand, a successful London gangster whose world falls apart over the course of one weekend. Shand controls the London docks and is planning a big real estate deal, financed by money from the American mob and given the okay by the London organization. His world is sweet -- he lives in a fancy penthouse, he owns a yacht, and has a sensitive and intelligent mistress. But suddenly a bomb explodes ...
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Overview

John Mackenzie's masterfully directed British crime drama features a star-making performance by Bob Hoskins as Harold Shand, a successful London gangster whose world falls apart over the course of one weekend. Shand controls the London docks and is planning a big real estate deal, financed by money from the American mob and given the okay by the London organization. His world is sweet -- he lives in a fancy penthouse, he owns a yacht, and has a sensitive and intelligent mistress. But suddenly a bomb explodes inside his Rolls Royce, another bomb destroys a pub he owns, and a third is found inside his casino. Shand can't understand who would suddenly want him dead, particularly over the Easter weekend, when representatives from the American mafia are coming into town to discuss investing in Shands's real estate project.
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Special Features

Audio commentary with director John Mackenzie; Bloody business: Making The Long Good Friday; U.K. and U.S. theatrical trailers; Cockney slang glossary; Poster & still gallery
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Editorial Reviews

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Critics loved this finely detailed gangster film, in which a then little-known British actor and director made their mark in international cinema. Director John MacKenzie had labored without much acclaim in film and television before his deft handling of this wry screenplay by Barrie Keefe. Bob Hoskins was a veteran, versatile actor in stage and screen roles who become better known in the United States for his 1988 lead role opposite a cartoon character in the partially animated spoof Who Framed Roger Rabbit?. In The Long Good Friday, he played a dockyard crime boss whose empire crumbles in a series of mysterious bombings over Easter weekend. Richly plotted and thick with suspense, the film made Hoskins an international star and was one of the finest of many contemporary updates of the classic crime film genre.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/5/2009
  • EAN: 5060020627859
  • Original Release: 1980
  • Rating:

  • Source: Ais
  • Time: 1:50:00
  • Format: Blu-ray

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Bob Hoskins Harold Shand
Helen Mirren Victoria
Eddie Constantine Charlie
Dave King Parky
Brian Hall Alan
Pierce Brosnan 1st Irishman
Stephen Davies Tony
Derek Thompson Jeff Hughes
Bryan Marshall Harris
P.H. Moriarty Razors
Paul Freeman Colin
Charles Cork Eric
Paul Barber Erroll
Patti Love Carol
Bruce Alexander Mac
Roy Alon Captain Death
Michael Byrne
Billy Cornelius Pete
George Coulouris Gus
Alan Devlin Priest
Dexter Fletcher Kid
Alan Ford Jack
Robert Hamilton Flynn
Karl Howman David
Paul Kernber Ginger
Trevor Laird Boy under car
Kevin McNally Irish Youth
Pauline Melville Dora
Ryan Michael Waiter Ricardo
Bill Moody Boston
Daragh O'Malley 2nd Irishman
James Ottaway Commissionaire
Olivier Pierre Chef
Simone Reynolds
Tony Rohr O'Flaherty
Nick Stringer Billy
Robert Walker Jr. Jimmy
Technical Credits
John MacKenzie Director
Roy Alon Stunts
David John & the Mood Sound/Sound Designer
Tudor George Costumes/Costume Designer
Christopher Griffin Associate Producer
Barry Hanson Producer
Simon Hinkly Asst. Director
Barrie Keeffe Screenwriter
Phil Meheux Cinematographer
Francis Monkman Score Composer
Simone Reynolds Casting
Mike Taylor Editor
Freddie Williamson Makeup
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Gripping gangster drama

    I saw this film several years ago and again recently on pay cable. Bob Hoskins gives a stunning, emotional portayal of a gangster trying to go legit. He's stubborn, brutish and brilliant by turns. Helen Mirren is great as well. A must see if you're a fan of the genre or just a fan of great acting.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Long Good Friday is the perfect gangster film

    Saw this flick after x years on a transatlantic flight and had to see it again on the return. Bob Hoskin's facial expressions at the conclusion are without equal.

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