History Film / TheLongGoodFriday

15th Nov '15 4:36:47 PM TheWanderer
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* JustAGangster: Subverted. Shand ''thinks'' that someone in his organization is doing this when his projects starts being attacked and his men killed, but it's really the IRA attacking him.
14th Nov '15 11:50:47 PM nombretomado
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1st Jan '15 8:59:00 PM Fireblood
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* AcceptableEthnicTargets: Two of Harold's henchman talking about the chef he's hired: "He's a right awkward ponce." "Well, he's French, innie?"

* PragmaticVillainy: The Mafia, of all people, preach caution and cool headedness. They're not trying to draw attention to themselves. Taken to its logical conclusion in the finale, combined with a little KnowWhenToFoldThem, [[spoiler: The Mafia decide to cut their losses and split even after all of Harold's enemies have been killed. When Harold points out it was a "little problem," they retort massacres and explosions are nothing of the sort. They believe he's far too much of a liability. And they are right.]]
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* PragmaticVillainy: The Mafia, of all people, preach caution and cool headedness.cool-headedness. They're not trying to draw attention to themselves. Taken to its logical conclusion in the finale, combined with a little KnowWhenToFoldThem, [[spoiler: The Mafia decide to cut their losses and split even after all of Harold's enemies have been killed. When Harold points out it was a "little problem," they retort that massacres and explosions are nothing of the sort. They believe he's far too much of a liability. And they are right.]]

* TechnologyMarchesOn: Harold's line "You'd need a million dollar COMPUTER to understand this!" somehow sounds unintentionally funny now (as if he thinks computers can do anything) Also it conjures up humorous mental images of big clunky computers from this era.
28th Dec '14 8:38:51 AM Morgenthaler
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The film was a critical and commercial darling in Britain, but whilst it found favor with American critics, audiences found it too niche, dealing as it did with some very British concerns of the 1970s, such as the EEC, union strikes, the rise of property development over industry, TheTroubles, and political corruption. It currently holds a 95% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes, however, and some critics consider it to be the best British gangster movie of all time, and a worthy trans-Atlantic counterpart to ''Film/TheGodfather''.
4th Oct '14 7:02:55 PM Angeldeb82
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British gangster film starring Bob Hoskins as Harold Shand, an old-school LondonGangster planning to make the leap from organised crime to legitimate business with the financial aid of some [[TheMafia American]] [[LegitimateBusinessmensSocialClub Legitimate Businessmen]] and some potentially lucrative property details. Success is within his grasp when a mysterious group of hitmen start targeting Harold and his organisation, executing two of Harold's closest accomplices and bombing several of his businesses.
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British gangster film starring Bob Hoskins as Harold Shand, an old-school LondonGangster planning to make the leap from organised crime to legitimate business with the financial aid of some [[TheMafia American]] [[LegitimateBusinessmensSocialClub Legitimate Businessmen]] {{Legitimate Businessmen|sSocialClub}} and some potentially lucrative property details. Success is within his grasp when a mysterious group of hitmen start targeting Harold and his organisation, executing two of Harold's closest accomplices and bombing several of his businesses.

* AcceptableEthnicTargets: Two of Harold's henchman talking about the chef he's hired: "He's a right awkward ponce." "Well, he's French, innie?
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* AcceptableEthnicTargets: Two of Harold's henchman talking about the chef he's hired: "He's a right awkward ponce." "Well, he's French, innie?innie?"

* AxeCrazy: The opinion of everyone sane (the detectives, the Mafia) of the IRA.
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* AxeCrazy: AxCrazy: The opinion of everyone sane (the detectives, the Mafia) of the IRA.

* EvilVsEvil: It's {{London Gangster}}s vs the [[TheTroubles Irish Republican Army]]. Needless to say, there are no heroes in this battle.
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* EvilVsEvil: EvilVersusEvil: It's {{London Gangster}}s vs the [[TheTroubles Irish Republican Army]]. Needless to say, there are no heroes in this battle.

* EvilVsEvil: It's {{London Gangster}}s vs TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: Harold's closing speech ("The mafia? I've shit 'em!") after [[spoiler: they tell him the [[TheTroubles Irish Republican Army]]. Needless deal's off due to say, there are no heroes all the bombs going off and whatnot]] which he extends to Americans in this battle.general. ("No wonder you've got an energy crisis your side of the water!")

* TheReasonYouSuck: Harold's closing speech ("The mafia? I've shit 'em!") after [[spoiler: they tell him the deal's off due to all the bombs going off and whatnot]] which he extends to Americans in general ("No wonder you've got an energy crisis your side of the water!")
6th Sep '14 3:35:18 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* OutsideContextVillain: Harold assumes that he's under attack from a rival gang, and is completely baffled by the fact that it's the IRA. His advisers warn him that the IRA belong to a completely different world than him, and not to treat them like another group of thugs.
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* OutsideContextVillain: Harold assumes that he's under attack from a rival gang, and is completely baffled by the fact that it's the IRA. His advisers warn him that the IRA belong to a completely different world than him, and not to treat them like another group of thugs.
25th Aug '14 8:12:40 PM GMANN
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* TheReasonYouSuck: Harold's closing speech ("The mafia? I've shit 'em!") after [[spoiler: they tell him the deal's off due to all the bombs going off and whatnot]]
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* TheReasonYouSuck: Harold's closing speech ("The mafia? I've shit 'em!") after [[spoiler: they tell him the deal's off due to all the bombs going off and whatnot]] which he extends to Americans in general ("No wonder you've got an energy crisis your side of the water!")
25th Aug '14 8:01:16 PM GMANN
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* TheReasonYouSuck: Harold's closing speech ("The mafia? I've shit 'em!") after [[spoiler: they tell him the deal's off due to all the bombs going off and whatnot]]
25th Aug '14 7:48:04 PM GMANN
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* LargeHam: Bob Hoskins is excellent but it's not exactly an understated performance (for the most part). Even Harold himself is something of a large ham when he's giving an overblown speech to the guest on his yacht, with the Tower Bridge behind him.
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* LargeHam: Bob Hoskins is excellent but it's not exactly an understated performance (for the most part). Even Harold himself is something of a large ham when he's giving an overblown speech to the guest guests on his yacht, with the Tower Bridge behind him.
25th Aug '14 7:45:39 PM GMANN
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* LargeHam: Bob Hoskins is excellent but it's not exactly an understated performance (for the most part). Even Harold himself is something of a large ham when he's given an overblown speech to the guest on his yacht, with the Tower Bridge behind him.
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* LargeHam: Bob Hoskins is excellent but it's not exactly an understated performance (for the most part). Even Harold himself is something of a large ham when he's given giving an overblown speech to the guest on his yacht, with the Tower Bridge behind him.
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