Bob Hoskins died yesterday at the age of 71.The first time I remember seeing Hoskins was in the spectacular 1980 gangster film The Long Good Friday. Like Edward G Robinson, Hoskins was a short, stocky man but he filled up the screen in his brauvura performance as Harold Shand.
Here’s the poster:
Here’s the trailer:
Here’s a wildly effective print ad. It makes me want to see the movie again:
Finally, LGF’s, uh, final scene wherein Harold insults some wise guys and is taken for a ride: