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The Long Good Friday (1980)

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An up-and-coming gangster is tested by the insurgence of an unknown, very powerful threat.

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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
... Irish Youth
Patti Love ... Carol
... Razors
... Jeff
Bryan Marshall ... Harris
... Harold
... Victoria
Ruby Head ... Harold's Mother
Charles Cork ... Eric
Olivier Pierre ... Chef
... 1st Irishman
... 2nd Irishman
... 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)  »

Also Known As:

Crni petak za gangstere  »

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The film was picked up by George Harrison's Handmade Films, Ltd. after being slated for a television release by ITC. Upon viewing his newly-purchased production for the first time, Harrison said that he'd never have approved such a violent film had "Long Good Friday" began under Handmade. 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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[first lines]
Colin: Two large Bushmills, please, darlin'.
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Featured in The EE British Academy Film Awards (2014) See more »

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7 January 2007 | by See all my reviews

"The Long Good Friday" was given a limited release in the U.S. but fortunately it opened in Los Angeles. Based on a very short synopsis in the L.A. Times, my wife made the 30-mile drive from Pasadena to Santa Monica and were rewarded with the best crime drama I've ever seen. This film is the perfect coming-together of writing, directing and acting to produce a cinematic gem. Nothing overblown and grandiose like "The Godfather" but a tight story that never bogs down, filled with real characters that stand out from the screen. We were introduced to Bob Hoskins and Helen Mirren and both of them have since provided us with some great performances on both large and small screens. I would definitely take this one to the proverbial desert island.


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