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The Friends of Eddie Coyle (Theatrical Trailer)

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In one of the best performances of his legendary career, Robert Mitchum plays small-time gunrunner Eddie "Fingers" Coyle in Peter Yates's adaptation of George V. Higgins's acclaimed novel "The Friends Of Eddie Coyle". World-weary and living hand to mouth, Coyle works on the sidelines of the seedy Boston underworld just to make ends meet. But when he finds himself facing a second stretch of hard time, he's forced to weigh loyalty to his criminal colleagues against snitching to stay free. Directed with a sharp eye for its gritty locales and an open heart for its less-than-heroic characters, this is one of the true treasures of 1970s Hollywood filmmaking - a suspenseful crime drama in stark, unforgiving daylight. MPAA Rated R for strong language. Produced & released by Paramount Pictures, an VIACOM company. Distributed for DVD by The Criterion Collection, an division of Image Entertainment.