The Long Good Friday Poster

Release Date: December 5th, 2004

DVD Release Date: November 24th, 1998

R|1 hr 54 min

Plot Summary
In the late 1970s, Cockney crime boss Harold Shand (Bob Hoskins), a gangster trying to become a legitimate property mogul, has big plans to get the American Mafia to bankroll his transformation of a derelict area of London into the possible venue for a future Olympic Games. However, a series of bombings targets his empire on the very weekend the Americans are in town. Shand is convinced there is a traitor in his organization, and sets out to eliminate the rat in typically ruthless fashion.

Cast: Bob Hoskins, Dame Helen Mirren, Eddie Constantine, Dave King, Bryan Marshall, Derek Thompson, Bruce Alexander, Paul Barber

Director: John Mackenzie

Genres: Crime drama

Distributors: Embassy Pictures, Paragon Video, Criterion Collection

Keywords: 1970s, Transformation, London, Fall, Mystery, Rivalry, Suspenseful, Girlfriend, Car, Intense


Nominated Actor
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1981)