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The Long Good Friday
Bob Hoskins is Harold Shand, a tough London crime boss who has managed to turn himself into a legitimate businessman. Almost. He's about to close the deal of a lifetime when somebody starts killing his men and blowing up his property. Hoskins shines as the brutal, yet vulnerable gangster trying to figure out who's gunning for him and why. It's amazing how sympathetic he remains while exacting his revenge, even after performing a bit of ultra-violence on one of his own men with a broken bottle.