The Long Good Friday
In a career-making performance, Bob Hoskins plays a cockney London crime boss whose world starts tumbling down during a momentous weekend. Tough and ruthless, Harold Shand (Hoskins) is trying to pull together a billion-dollar deal with the American underworld. However, just when the agreement seems a certainty, the bodies of his associates begin piling up with menacing dread. John Mackenzie's dark and gritty British gangster classic features a sharp star-turn from Helen Mirren as Shand's savvy wife and Pierce Brosnan in a very early role.