The Long Good Friday (DVD)
Bob Hoskins stars in this hard-edged crime drama as an East End criminal whose gang is being ruthlessly picked off by an unknown rival. Helen Mirren offers seductive support, and Pierce Brosnan is an
Universally regarded as one of the greatest British gangster films ever made, The Long Good Friday rocketed Bob Hoskins to international stardom.
Harold Shand (Hoskins) is a businessman with great ambitions. Spotting the development potential of London's derelict Docklands area years before the Thatcher government, he tries to broker a deal with his American counterpart (Eddie Constantine) that will make them both millions. But who is killing Harold's other associates and blowing up his businesses - and why?
Hoskins' towering performance takes on a Shakespearean intensity as he's forced to resort to the down-and-dirty methods that he thought he'd put behind him in order to find out who's muscling in on his territory on what should be the best day of his life. He quickly finds that this will be a very long Good Friday indeed...
Commentary by director John Mackenzie
'Making of' documentary featuring Bob Hoskins, Helen Mirren and more!
New interviews with the producer Barry Hanson, writer Barrie Keeffe, and director of photography Phil Mheux
English and American Soundtrack comparison
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