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The Long Good Friday (1980)

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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Leo Dolan ...
Phil
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Irish Youth
Patti Love ...
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Bryan Marshall ...
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Ruby Head ...
Harold's Mother
Charles Cork ...
Eric
Olivier Pierre ...
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1st Irishman
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Dave King ...
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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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Who lit the fuse that tore Harold's world apart? See more »


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2 April 1982 (USA)  »

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Crni petak za gangstere  »

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Did You Know?

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In her 2008 autobiography, "In the Frame: My Life in Words and Pictures", Dame Helen Mirren claims that it was at her insistence that her character "Victoria" was made into a more complex character, than just the stereotypical mob moll. See more »

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The last shot of the swimming pool being drained is actually water coming in, but shown in reverse. See more »

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[first lines]
Colin: Two large Bushmills, please, darlin'.
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Connections

Referenced in Gonzo: On the Couch with Noel Gallagher (2006) See more »

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awesome movie
16 July 2004 | by See all my reviews

I love movies and this is one of my all time favorites. I think Bob Hoskins is one of the most underrated actors of all time. The movie is incredibly entertaining to watch and interestingly enough it marks the beginning of Pierce Brosnan's career (pool scene). The characters are fascinating especially Harold. It is also very interesting to observe him as his grip upon his gangster empire on brink of creating a partnership across the Atlantic slips through his fingers because of a mistake. In the final scene Bob Hoskins does an awe inspiring job of relaying all the emotion and anguish without saying a single word. Fantastic. I highly recommend that everyone see this movie.


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