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The Long Good Friday (1980)

R  |   |  Crime, Drama, Mystery  |  2 April 1982 (USA)
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Harold, a prosperous English gangster, is about to close a lucrative new deal when bombs start showing up in very inconvenient places. A mysterious syndicate is trying to muscle in on his ... See full summary »

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Ruby Head ...
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Charles Cork ...
Eric
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Harold, a prosperous English gangster, is about to close a lucrative new deal when bombs start showing up in very inconvenient places. A mysterious syndicate is trying to muscle in on his action, and Harold wants to know who they are. He finds out soon enough, and bloody mayhem ensues. Written by Marty Cassady <martyc@bev.net>

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What should have been the greatest day of Harold's life suddenly becomes the longest. See more »


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Du sang sur la Tamise  »

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Bob Hoskins didn't work for a year after he appeared in this movie. See more »

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In the last scene of the movie, Bob Hoskins gets into the left rear passenger seat of the car. When Pierce Brosnan pops up from the front passenger seat, he looks toward the vacant right rear passenger seat pointing his gun in that direction rather than at Hoskins. He continues looking in the wrong direction for the entire scene. See more »

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Colin: Two large Bushmills, please, darlin'.
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Bob Hoskins makes this...
21 May 2001 | by (London, UK) – See all my reviews

Very much in the tradition of the American gangster films of the 30s and 40s, this movie centres around a bravura performance by the central gangster (Edward G Robinson/James Cagney then; Bob Hoskins now). Bob Hoskins raves and fights against a world that is rapidly moving beyond his control and, although he is an unpleasant, violent and vicious character, you end up caring for him.

Interesting also as a historical snapshot of a period in London's history (the redevelopment of the Docklands) now gone.


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