The Long Good Friday

The Long Good Friday

John Mackenzie (1) (1979)

18 Certificate


Our Score
Bob Hoskins got his big break in this hard-edged crime drama playing the East End criminal who realises his gang is being ruthlessly picked off by an unknown rival. Owing something to American gangster movies of the 1940s, and rather more to Get Carter and TV crime shows, John Mackenzie's film remains both an explosively violent thriller and a sharp evocation of the enterprise culture of the time (Hoskins's dream is to build a new city in London's Docklands with Mafia money). Helen Mirren offers seductive support, while Pierce Brosnan appears as an anonymous IRA hitman.

Cast & Crew

Harold Shand Bob Hoskins
Victoria Helen Mirren
Charlie Eddie Constantine
Parky Dave King
Harris Bryan Marshall
Gus George Coulouris
Jeff Derek Thompson
Mac Bruce Alexander
Errol Paul Barber
First Irishman Pierce Brosnan
Razors P H Moriarty
Colin Paul Freeman
Second Irishman Daragh O'Malley
Alan Brian Hall
Jack Alan Ford
David Karl Howman
Kid Dexter Fletcher
Sherry Gillian Taylforth
Director John Mackenzie (1)
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: Arrow FilmsGuidance: Contains violence, swearing and nudity. Available on: video, DVD and Blu-rayReleased on: 19 Jun 2015