Harold Shand (Bob 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?
Universally regarded as one of the greatest British gangster films ever made, The Long Good Friday rocketed Hoskins to international stardom. He s given sterling support from Helen Mirren (as his upper-crust mistress), Paul Freeman (Raiders of the Lost Ark) and Derek Thompson (Casualty), and there s even an early appearance from future James Bond Pierce Brosnan.