The Long Good Friday (1980)

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In the late 1970s, Cockney crime boss Harold Shand, 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.

Rotten Tomatoes: Fresh 96% / Audience 89%

Rated R,  1 hr 49 mins

GENRES
Action • Crime • Drama • Thriller
DIRECTION
John Mackenzie
CAST
Bob Hoskins  •  Helen Mirren  •  Paul Freeman  •  Dave King

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CAST & CHARACTERS
Bob Hoskins Harold Shand
Helen Mirren Victoria
Paul Freeman Colin
Dave King Parky
Bryan Marshall Harris
Derek Thompson Jeff
Eddie Constantine Charlie
Leo Dolan Phil
Kevin McNally Irish Youth
Patti Love Carol Benson
Paul Barber Erroll
P. H. Moriarty Razors