Director: Neil Jordan Run Time: 105 min. Release Year: 1986
Starring: Bob Hoskins, Cathy Tyson, Clarke Peters, Michael Caine, Robbie Coltrane
Writer-director Neil Jordan’s breakthrough film is a brilliant, noir-infused love story. Bob Hoskins (who snagged an Oscar nomination for his performance) plays George, a small-time loser employed as a chauffeur to an enigmatic, high-class call girl. His fascination with her leads him on a dangerous quest through the sordid underbelly of London, where love is a weakness to be exploited and betrayed.