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Mona Lisa Details

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Bob Hoskins plays George, a tough but basically goodhearted British mob flunky, recently released from prison, where he'd served a term to cover up for his gangster boss ([[Performer~P10198~Michael Caine~michaelcaine]]). Still willing to be everyone's doormat, George agrees to act as chauffeur for Simone ([[Performer~P72316~Cathy Tyson~cathytyson]]), a haughty, high-priced call girl. They don't like each other at first, but George begins to fall for her and take a protective interest. She implores him to help her find her only truly friend, a prostitute named Cathy (Kate Hardie). Touched by this devotion, George locates the girl, only to be chagrined to learn that Simone and Cathy are lovers. [[Performer~P33185~Hoskins~bobhoskins]] is used and abused by so many people in Mona Lisa that when the worm finally does turn, you feel like cheering--even though it doesn't make him any happier. Director Neil Jordan cowrote this study of underworld mores with [[Performer~P99289~David Leland~davidleland]]. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

  • Release date:June 13, 1986

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Lesley Walker Editing Award 1986 Nominee
Los Angeles Film Critics Association Bob Hoskins Best Actor 1985 Winner
National Society of Film Critics Bob Hoskins Best Actor 1985 Winner
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Bob Hoskins Best Actor 1986 Winner
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Bob Hoskins Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy 1986 Winner
New York Film Critics Circle Bob Hoskins Best Actor 1986 Winner
Cannes Film Festival Bob Hoskins Best Actor 1986 Winner
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Bob Hoskins Best Actor 1986 Nominee
Hollywood Foreign Press Association David Leland Best Screenplay 1986 Nominee
British Academy of Film and Television Arts David Leland Best Original Screenplay 1987 Nominee
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Neil Jordan Best Director 1986 Nominee
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Neil Jordan Best Screenplay 1986 Nominee
Independent Spirit Awards Neil Jordan Best Foreign Film 1986 Nominee
Los Angeles Film Critics Association Cathy Tyson Best Supporting Actress 1985 Winner
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Cathy Tyson Best Actress 1986 Nominee
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Cathy Tyson Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture 1986 Nominee

Cast

Bob Hoskins
as George
Cathy Tyson
as Simone
Michael Caine
as Mortwell
Robbie Coltrane
as Thomas
Kate Hardie
as Cathy
Clarke Peters
as Anderson
Sammi Davis
as May
Zoe Nathenson
as Jeannie
Rod Bedall
as Terry
Pauline Melville
as Dawn
Donna Cannon
as Young Prostitute
Perry Fenwick
as White Pimp
Richard Strange
as Porn shop Man
Alan Talbot
as Attendant (Baths)
Geoffrey Larder
as Hotel Clerk
Bill Moore
as Brighton Busker
Joan Darling
as Roberts
Hossein Karimbeik
as Raschid
Jeremy Hardy
as Shop Assistant
Jack Purvis
as Brighton Busker
David Halliwell
as Devlin
Raad Raawi
as Arab Servant
Maggie O'Neill
as Girl in Paradise Club
Robert Dorning
as Hotel Punter
Stephen Persaud
as Black Youth in Street
Helen Martin
as Peep Show Girl
Kenny Baker
as Brighton Busker
Gary Cady
as Waiter
Dawn Archibald
as Girl Prostitute in Club
Bryan Coleman
as Stanley

Crew

Neil Jordan
Director
Patrick Cassavetti
Producer
George Harrison
Producer
Ray Cooper
Producer
Denis O'Brien
Producer
Stephen Woolley
Producer
David Leland
Screenwriter
Neil Jordan
Screenwriter
Roger Pratt
Cinematographer
Michael Kamen
Composer (Music Score)
Ray Noble
Featured Music
Genesis
Songwriter
Victor Young
Featured Music
Lesley Walker
Editor
Jamie Leonard
Production Designer
Gemma Jackson
Art Director
Denis O'Brien
Executive Producer
George Harrison
Executive Producer
Louise Frogley
Costume Designer
Ray Corbett
First Assistant Director
Terry Forrestal
Stunts
Susie Figgis
Casting
Nick Dudman
Makeup
Lois Burwell
Makeup
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