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Mona Lisa (1986)

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A man recently released from prison manages to get a job driving a call girl from customer to customer.

Director:

Neil Jordan

Writers:

Neil Jordan (screenplay), David Leland (screenplay)
Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 14 wins & 13 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Bob Hoskins ... George
Cathy Tyson ... Simone
Michael Caine ... Mortwell
Robbie Coltrane ... Thomas
Clarke Peters ... Anderson
Kate Hardie ... Cathy
Zoë Nathenson ... Jeannie (as Zoe Nathenson)
Sammi Davis ... May
Rod Bedall Rod Bedall ... Terry
Joe Brown Joe Brown ... Dudley
Pauline Melville Pauline Melville ... George's Wife
Joseph Karimbeik ... Raschid (as Hossein Karimbeik)
John Darling John Darling ... Hotel Security
Bryan Coleman Bryan Coleman ... Gentleman in Mirror Room
Robert Dorning Robert Dorning ... Hotel Bedroom Man
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Storyline

George (Bob Hoskins), 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 (Cathy Tyson), 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 (Sir Michael Caine), the local kingpin. Written by Kathy Li

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Sometimes love is a strange and wicked game. See more »

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Romance

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Michael Caine won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor the year he appeared in "Mona Lisa" but he won for "Hannah and Her Sisters." See more »

Goofs

Around 00:02:48, flowers are orange. On the next shot, they become yellow. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Jeannie: [at her front door, to George] Yeah? Do you want mum?
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Connections

Featured in At the Movies: The Best Films of 1986 (1987) See more »

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True grit and grime
7 December 1998 | by nobitaSee all my reviews

This film is one of the best to have come out of Britain in the 1980's. Produced by Handmade Films, George Harrison's company, the film won several BAFTA awards and deservedly so. The film deals with an ex-con named George, played by Bob Hoskins who gives a fantastic performance, who is given a job by his old boss, Mortwell, as played by Michael Cain (another fantastic performance). George is now the chauffeur for a high-class prostitute and the story revolves around her educating him on the finer cuts of life with the result of him falling in love with her. It's a powerful film, showing the gritty side of the London underworld and it cannot go wrong with two of the best ever performances from the masters - Bob Hoskins and Michael Caine. These two men know how to play these roles. A true lesson for any actor.


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Official Sites:

Handmade Films

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 June 1986 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Mona Lisa See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$99,361, 15 June 1986

Gross USA:

$5,794,184

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$5,794,184
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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