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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 ...
Phil
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Irish Youth
Patti Love ...
Carol
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Razors
Derek Thompson ...
Jeff
Bryan Marshall ...
Harris
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Ruby Head ...
Harold's Mother
Charles Cork ...
Eric
Olivier Pierre ...
Chef
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1st Irishman
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2nd Irishman
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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What should have been the greatest day of Harold's life suddenly becomes the longest. See more »


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Crni petak za gangstere  »

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Handmade Films bought the film rights from British Lion for £850,000. See more »

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Savoy Court is the only street in the UK where vehicles must drive on the right. However, towards the end of the film, we see they are driving on the left. See more »

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Colin: Two large Bushmills, please, darlin'.
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Referenced in Mona Lisa (1986) See more »

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awesome movie
16 July 2004 | by (Boston,MA) – See all my reviews

I love movies and this is one of my all time favorites. I think Bob Hoskins is one of the most underrated actors of all time. The movie is incredibly entertaining to watch and interestingly enough it marks the beginning of Pierce Brosnan's career (pool scene). The characters are fascinating especially Harold. It is also very interesting to observe him as his grip upon his gangster empire on brink of creating a partnership across the Atlantic slips through his fingers because of a mistake. In the final scene Bob Hoskins does an awe inspiring job of relaying all the emotion and anguish without saying a single word. Fantastic. I highly recommend that everyone see this movie.


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