By Chris Nashawaty
Updated April 07, 2006 at 04:00 AM EDT

The Long Good Friday

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Hoskins has played his share of Cockney toughs over the years, but his East End crime boss Harold Shand is every bit as menacing and mythic as Al Pacino’s Michael Corleone. Whether cooing to his posh girlfriend (Helen Mirren) or stabbing a traitorous underling in the neck with a broken whiskey bottle, Hoskins is pure fire. It’s the signature performance in a criminally underappreciated career.

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Not included on an earlier edition of The Long Good Friday: a Cockney slang dictionary (brown bread = ”dead”) and a featurette highlighted by Pierce Brosnan talking about his film debut as a silent IRA hitman.

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The Long Good Friday

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