Trailer for The Friends of Eddie Coyle.
A highwater mark in 1970s crime drama, The Friends of Eddie Coyle doesn t dabble in stylized glamour--the film depicts Boston s dirty cops and desperate crooks as rumpled, weary, and working just to get by. Robert Mitchum stars as Eddie 'Fingers' Coyle, a local gunrunner who s just run out of luck: faced with possible jail time, he must decide whether to take the rap or sell out his criminal customers in exchange for freedom. Legendary for his tough-guy performances, Mitchum endows the antihero with such simmering self-loathing and realistic mannerisms that many critics consider it one of the actor s finest hours.
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