George, after getting out of prison, begins looking for a job, but his time in prison has reduced his stature in the criminal underworld. The only job he can find is to be a driver for Simone, a beautiful high-priced call girl, with whom he forms an at first grudging, and then real affection. Only Simone's playing a dangerous game, and when George agrees to help her, they both end up in a huge amount of trouble with Mortwell, the local kingpin. Written by
She was a tart. He was an ex-con. And she was about to shatter his life forever.
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According to the Criterion Collection, the picture was the "breakthrough film" of director Neil Jordan
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When George and Thomas talk about nuns in disguise, George's cup changes hands between shots. See more
[at her front door, to George
Yeah? Do you want mum?
References The Long Good Friday
By Jay Livingston
and Ray Evans
Used by permission of Famous Music Corporation
Performed by Nat 'King' Cole
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