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The Long Good Friday (1980)

The Long Good Friday
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7.7 IMDB rating
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Bob Hoskins Bob Hoskins
Harold Shand
Helen Mirren Helen Mirren
Dave King Dave King
Paul Freeman Paul Freeman
Leo Dolan Leo Dolan

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Barrie Keeffe Barrie Keeffe


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A very awesome Long Good Friday!

5 years, 10 months ago at Jul 14 3:52
According to many, The Long Good Friday has been called the best British gangster film of all time as well as one of the best British films! Now after watching it, I am not surprised at all! Every single second was intense, dark and psychologically disturbing. I do have to say that it is a very underrated film that I feel should have earned more credit than it received (not so much the critics but... read more

A good movie

2 years, 6 months ago at Nov 12 22:30
Since this movie is considered a classic, arguably the best British gangster flick ever made, I was really eager to check it out. To be honest, I had a rather hard time to get into the whole thing though. I mean, the first 10 minutes were almost impossible to follow and then the rest of the movie was still rather hard to decipher. I mean, even the characters had no clue about what was going on and... read more

The Long Good Friday

2 years, 2 months ago at Mar 16 22:12
I’m going to throw a word around that I don’t tend to do much: overrated. I think The Long Good Friday is an overrated British gangster film on the whole, but in the tiny details it does do some unique things and is blessed to have Bob Hoskins and Helen Mirren as the leads. When the film begins to get cumbersome, Hoskins and Mirren are there to work tiny miracles and save it.

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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.
Release date: 2 April 1982
UPC: 715515009621
Tags: Gangster (9), Drama (8), Crime (8), Kidnapping (5), 1980 (4), 1980s (4), Murder (4), Face Slap (3), Car (3), Mourning (3), Anger (3), 1982 (3), Plot Twist (3), Terrorism (2), Shot In The Chest (2), Sort (2), Loss Of Friend (2), Police Corruption (2), Torture (2), Exploding Car (2)
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Jpit added this to a list 1 week, 1 day ago
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"20/5 This reminded me a bit of Calibre 9 by Fernando Di Leo with the mystery-plot featuring gangsters, and the opening sequence was somewhat similar as well, though obviously it wasn't that all out there, not even close - the opening, that is. It was kind of fun seeing Bob Hoskins doing that over the top, pompous gangster-thing, the music was tight and I really liked the final scene. Just the image of Pierce Brosnan sliding up from the seat with the gun and smile was exciting alone for me. "

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