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The Friends of Eddie Coyle

Opens on July 21

Director: Peter Yates Run Time: 102 min. Format: DCP Release Year: 1973

Starring: Peter Boyle, Robert Mitchum

50th Anniversary!

THE FRIENDS OF EDDIE COYLE stars a magnificently hangdog Robert Mitchum as the title character, a bottom-of-the-food-chain Boston gangster struggling to make ends meet. When he is faced with the choice of informing or going to jail for yet another extended stretch, Eddie makes the obvious choice and turns songbird. But he desperately tries to avoid turning in the big bosses in the interest of saving his own neck. Also featuring a multitude of gritty 1970s Boston locations, THE FRIENDS OF EDDIE COYLE is a neo-noir classic and one of Mitchum’s finest hours.

“The best Boston movie evah.” – Sean Burns, WBUR Arts & Culture

“Eddie Coyle is made for [Mitchum]: a weary middle-aged man, but tough and proud; a man who has been hurt too often in life not to respect pain; a man who will take chances to protect his own territory.” – Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times


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