The Long Fall is an HBO crime drama from Academy Award winning director Jonathan Demme (Silence of the Lambs) and acclaimed detective novelist Walter Mosley about a retired boxer who develops a career as a private investigator.. Leonid McGill is a practical man. He has a wife and children, and he's intent on keeping a roof over their heads with food on the table, no matter what the cost. As the city of New York changes around him, McGill changes as well to fit the needs of the day. After years as a professional boxer he became a private investigator, and he knows the inner-workings of the city better than most. He's a heavy drinker and he approaches his cases with no-nonsense, prepared to get the job done no matter how dangerous it gets. In The Long Fall, Leonid McGill solves his cases with his trademark style, earning a living off the criminal undergrowth that New York City stands on.