The Long Good Friday Experience

An East End underworld boss faces his greatest ever challenge in John MacKenzie’s iconic thriller, featuring a tour-de-force performance from Bob Hoskins.

Bob Hoskins proved his versatility with his superb turn as gruff gangland kingpin Harold Shand in this tense, gritty and terrifically assured thriller. Shand is playing a high-stakes game, trying to juggle his aspirations to business legitimacy with demands from the American mob and the IRA. A series of unanticipated attacks soon has him fighting for survival, with only his formidable girlfriend Victoria (Helen Mirren) remaining loyal.