A smooth and efficient film about some pretty rough characters, THE LONG GOOD FRIDAY deserves its status a modern-day crime classic. Though not quite in the league of some other entries in the genre, the story of a crime boss and people out to get him delivers the expected goods.
On "Good Friday" in early 1980s London, Harold (Bob Hoskins) learns that a unknown rival gang is killing off his henchmen. Harold fears less about his safety and more about his honor, however, and seeks to find out the culprit behind the murder of his men. Harold is especially eager to secure a
deal with Charlie (Eddie Constantine), a Mafia don visiting from New Jersey, and worries that...