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.
Closed Caption; Bloody Business: Making The Long Good Friday; Audio commentary with director John Mackenzie; U.S. and U.K. theatrical trailers; Cockney slang glossary; Poster & still gallery; Talent bios; Screenplay on DVD-ROM
Disc #1 -- Long Good Friday 1. The Money (Main Titles) [8:49] 2. Harold Shand [1:05] 3. Victoria [5:26] 4. The Party [5:24] 5. Hands Across the Ocean [4:17] 6. Bad News [7:21] 7. The Bomb [6:42] 8. Cutting the Grass [6:56] 9. Narrow Escape [4:41] 10. Serious Business [5:54] 11. Charlie's Ultimatum [7:41] 12. Alone With Jeff [3:04] 13. Hanging With Harold [6:45] 14. Breakdown [3:43] 15. Putting it Together [5:02] 16. Judas [2:49] 17. Washing Away the Blood [10:36] 18. Payback [4:50] 19. The Last Ride [4:35] 20. End Credits [6:01]
Disc #1 -- Long Good Friday Chapters Extras Bloody Business Commentary Commentary With Director John MacKenzie - On Commentary With Director John MacKenzie - Off Trailers U.S. Trailer U.K. Trailer Cockney Slang Glossary Poster & Still Gallery Talent Bios John MacKenzie Bob Hoskins Helen Mirren Eddie Constantine Screenplay (DVD-ROM) Also on DVD Time Bandits Water Play
The Long Good Friday 5 out of 5based on
More than 1 year ago
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.
More than 1 year ago
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.