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The Long Good Friday (1982) Movie Information

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John Mackenzie


Bob Hoskins
Helen Mirren
Bill Moody
Ruby Head
Pierce Brosnan
Roy Alon





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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.

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Brilliant British gangster film featuring a commanding performance by Bob Hoskins as Harold Shand, a crime lord investigating the sabotage of his empire, and supported by other impressive cast members, most notably, Helen Mirren as Harold's wife,Victoria.

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dukeakasmudge 09/29/2011 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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Not bad for a gangster flick

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Our Daily Free Stream: The Long Good Friday. Bob Hoskins spielt Harold Shand, einen Londoner Gangster, hart wie Stein. Sein Revier, die Docks. Mit Mafia Geld aus den USA hat er dort einen der grössten Immobilien Coups der letzten Zeit vor. Er ist klein, mit einem rundlichen Gesicht und Zähnen, die permanent knirschen. Was Harold nicht glauben kann: Auch seine Welt kann zerbrechen - und sie wird, innerhalb einer einzigen Woche. Harold Shand kommt von der Strasse, doch lebt nun in einem Penthouse. Er unterhält eine Yacht und darüber hinaus eine ansehnliche Geliebte (Helen Mirren). Obsessiv liebt er es über seine letzten zehn Jahre im Londoner Untergrund zu erzählen - bis eine Autobombe seinen Rolls Royce hochjagt. Eine zweite Bombe zerstört seinen geliebten Pub (den er selbst betreibt). Ein...


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11/04/2012 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

"The Long Good Friday" by Yojimbo

The head of a London crime syndicate has a cross Atlantic deal with the Mafia threatened when he comes under attack on his own territory. The Long Good Friday is very much a product of Britain of the 1970's, populated as it is with cockney lags and bent coppers dressed in kipper ties and velvet suits and flares. The problem is that it all feels so very much like a feature length episode of The Sweeney or its like; Bob Hoskins brings the only semblance of truly cinematic quality to the table, the performances of the supporting cast mostly amateurish to the point of actually fluffing their lines from time to time. The dialogue is actually quite inconsistent in itself, being occasionally cringeworthy but sometimes genuinely funny - usually in the form of Hoskins' gruff sarcasm. The plotting...

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