- Original title
- Running time
- 115 min.
- United States
Joel Coen, Ethan Coen (Novels: Dashiell Hammett)
Marcia Gay Harden,
20th Century Fox / Circle Films
Film noir. Drama | Mafia. Neo-noir. Crime. 1920s
- Movie Groups
Dashiell Hammett Adaptations
- Synopsis / Plot
- The 20s. An Irish gangster (Albert Finney) and his trusted lieutenant (Gabriel Byrne) and counselor find their domination of the town threatened by an ambitious Italian underboss (Jon Polito). Just as this threat erupts, the two sever their friendship when they realize that they love the same woman (Marcia Gay Harden). When one joins ranks with the enemy, a bloody gang war erupts.
: San Sebastián Film Festival: Silver Seashell - Best Director
: New York Film Critics Circle: Nominated for Best Supporting Actor (Turturro)
1990: Chicago Film Critics Association: Nominated for Best Screenplay
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