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The Long Good Friday (1980)

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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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Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 2 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Colin
Leo Dolan ...
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Carol
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Razors
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Harris
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Charles Cork ...
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Dave King ...
Parky
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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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2 April 1982 (USA)  »

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Crni petak za gangstere  »

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It was voted at number 21 in the British Film Institute's list of the top 100 British films of the 20th century. See more »

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Blood on Harold's shirt after his final "altercation" with Jeff. In the cabin the blood only comes to 2 or 3 buttons down from the top, when he leaves the boat it's up to his top button. See more »

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Colin: Two large Bushmills, please, darlin'.
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Featured in London - The Modern Babylon (2012) See more »

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CLASS!!!
21 November 2001 | by (England) – See all my reviews

What can I say? 2 hours of class! This is a film which pretty much tells it how it is. The gangster world is not glamour, it's not a world we should dream about being in.

This film is gritty and realistic, it's one of the best pictures ever to be released from the U.K.

Bob Hoskins is in terrific form here, so damn perfect. Helen Mirren is stunning, great actress and rather eye-catching!!!

Pierce Brosnan is hardly in the picture, he was unknown at the time. There are a few faces which you'll recognise, most of them appeared in famous British Television dramas!

The film setting is gritty and shows the real London underworld in the early Thatcher years.

The direction is confident as is the script, and by the end you'll realise that they had guts! The film score is wonderful, it's always in my head.

This film is class!


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