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Story

You'll have to listen hard to catch all the dialogue in this dark, romantic film by director Neil Jordan. The Cockney accents are thick enough to spread on a crumpet. But it's worth the effort to plunge into the London underworld with tough but lovable thug Bob Hoskins. Just out of prison, he's given a job by his old boss (Michael Caine) as chauffeur to a gorgeous but chilly call girl (Cathy Tyson). For all his criminal experience, this guy is surprisingly innocent; when he develops a crush on the woman he's driving, it leads inevitably to tragedy. Hoskins is heartbreakingly good as this poor, thick sod, while Caine projects an oily malevolence. Tyson is also fine as a woman who has secrets of her own. --Marshall Fine

DVD Features

  • Color
  • Closed-captioned
  • Widescreen

Cast

Bob HoskinsGeorge
Cathy TysonSimone
Michael CaineMortwell
Robbie ColtraneThomas
Clarke PetersAnderson
Zoë NathensonJeannie
Sammi DavisMay
Perry FenwickPimp

  • Genre: Drama Movies
  • Director: Neil Jordan
  • Producer: Criterion/Voyager
  • Length: 104 min
  • Aspect ratio: 1.75:1
  • Theatrical Release
    North AmericaJun 13, 1986
  • Ratings
    North AmericaR
    Europe18
    AustraliaM
  • DVD Release
    North AmericaMar 12, 2001
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