The Friends of Eddie Coyle


Eddie's friends are numerous, but the term friends is suspect. As a small time hood Eddie is about to go back to jail. In order to escape this fate he deals information on stolen guns to the feds. Simultaneously he is supplying arms to his bank robbing/kidnapping hoodlum chums. But who else is dealing with the feds? Who gets the blame for snitching on the bank robbers?

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  1. George V. Higgins


  2. Peter Yates


  3. Paul Monash


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  1. Robert Mitchum

    Robert Mitchum

    Eddie "Fingers" Coyle

  2. Peter Boyle

    Peter Boyle


  3. Richard Jordan

    Richard Jordan

    Dave Foley

  4. Steven Keats

    Steven Keats

    Jackie Brown

  5. Alex Rocco

    Alex Rocco

    Jimmy Scalise

  6. Joe Santos

    Joe Santos

    Artie Van

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Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 42m

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Revenue -

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Release Information

  • June 26, 1973
    R, Theatrical



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A review by John Chard

By John Chard

Everybody oughta listen to his mother.

Boston criminal Eddie 'Fingers' Coyle (Robert Mitchum) is in the mire, the cops have him bang to rights and he's facing a long stretch in the big house. However, if he turns informant he will keep out of poky...

For far too long this film had been stuck hidden away in pirate hell, thankfully it finally saw the light of day and can be seen for all its glory. Peter Yates directs and Paul Monash adapts the screenplay from the George V. Higgins novel. Supporting Mitchum are Peter Boyle, Richard Jordan, Steven Keats and Alex Rocco. Music is by Dave Grusi... read the rest.

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